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Rewiring for Resilience: How to Promote Wellness in Times of Stress

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Sometimes, our reactions in times of stress can have harmful effects on our health and well-being. It’s equally true that other behaviors and responses to stress can strengthen our resilience and enhance our health. Join psychiatrist Kristen Schmidt, MD, and clinical psychologist Patsy Manzanares, PsyD, to take a closer look at how the brain and body react to stress and identify behavioral techniques that promote resilience and repair.


Explain how stress affects the body and brain
- Distinguish among different stress reactions that can have harmful or healthful effects
- Describe specific behavioral techniques that enhance wellness and encourage a sense of safety

Kristen Schmidt and Patsy Manzanaares

Kristen Schmidt, MD, MAPH
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
A board-certified addiction psychiatrist, Kristen Schmidt, MD, assists patients in their recovery from substance use disorders. She received advanced training in substance use disorders at UCLA, went on to pursue addiction psychiatry at the University of Illinois-College of Medicine at Peoria and completed a general psychiatry residency at Mayo Clinic, where she researched the relationship between substance use disorders and hormones. Dr. Schmidt used this subject expertise to contribute a chapter to The Assessment and Treatment of Addiction: Best Practices and New Frontiers.

Patsy Manzanares, MS, PsyD
Postdoctoral Resident
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
A post-doctoral resident, Patsy Manzanaares, MS, PsyD, provides mental health care for patients in a medical detox unit. She has worked in residential and outpatient treatment settings, including treatment programs within a federal prison. Her dissertation explores the efficacy of yoga as a treatment intervention for substance users. Dr. Manzanares’ mission as a mental health provider is to reunite family members with their loved ones.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:30 pm

15245 Pleasant Valley Rd, Center City, MN 55012