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Pillars of Well-Being Mindfulness Workshop

This workshop was designed as an introduction for anyone who wants to cultivate a gentler and more flexible approach to living in today’s world.

Panel Discussion: The Disruptors Film

On October 27, 2022, The Family Institute at Northwestern University hosted a screening of The Disruptors film at the Chicago Cultural Center. This documentary takes viewers through the challenges and surprising triumphs of living with ADHD. 

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture

Dr. Nancy Burgoyne joined Dr. Maté in conversation to discuss what is really "normal" when it comes to health. In his revolutionary new book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture, renowned physician Gabor Maté, M.D. eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. Dr. Maté brings his perspective of how Western medicine often ignores the role…

Panel Discussion: Marriage After The Kids Leave

While some parents eagerly await the day they become "empty-nesters", the experience can be more difficult for others.

Panel Discussion: Addressing the Children's Mental Health Crisis

Earlier this year, the nation's leading experts in pediatric health declared the mental health crisis among children so dire that it has become a national emergency.  It also prompted an influential group of experts to recommend for the first time, screening all children ages 8 to 18 for anxiety.

Is Your Child Feeling the Effects of the "COVID Slide"? | Webinar

Children are returning to the classroom after more than a year of remote learning.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Substance Abuse Disorders

We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “How has the fallout from the pandemic, including increased stress and social isolation, affected those with existing substance use disorders?”

Who are You in Your Relationship with Alcohol?

We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “Recent studies have shown a marked increase in alcohol consumption over the past year. Could you provide a useful framework for individuals to think about their alcohol consumption if they are concerned about overusing alcohol?”