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Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association 30th Annual Conference

Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association 30th Annual Conference

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H
ORTICULTURAL
T
HERAPY:
C
ONNECTING
P
EOPLEAND
P
LANTS
 
The Alice W. Burlingame Memorial Chapter of theAmerican Horticultural Therapy Association invites you to attend its
MHTA
 
30
TH
A
NNUAL
C
ONFERENCE
Friday, March 7, 2008 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Horticultural Therapy as an Effective Treatment Tool  for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse
 
S
ATURDAY
W
ORKSHOP
Saturday, March 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 Nurturing Mind, Body and Soul including Chocolate Therapy
 
Plant and Soil Sciences BuildingMichigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
 
The Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association is excited to present its 30th annual conference.Mitchell Hewson, HTM, will present "
 Horticultural Therapy as an Effective Treatment Tool for PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse
.” An inspiring and dynamic speaker, Mitchell willshare first-hand experiences and practical tips from his 34 years working in psychiatry. As the firstRegistered Horticultural Therapist in Canada and a Registered Aromatherapist and LandscapeTechnologist, he developed and leads the country’s largest Horticultural Therapy program atHomewood Health Centre, Inc. in Ontario. Mitchell is the author of 
 Horticulture as Therapy:
 
 APractical Guide to Using Horticulture as
 
a Therapeutic Tool
, which will be available to purchase at theconference.This conference features a variety of break-out sessions including hands-on craft workshops,educational displays, book sales, door prizes, networking opportunities, and an optional visit to theMSU Indoor/Outdoor Children’s Garden. It is certain to be a positive educational experience foreveryone with an interest in horticultural therapy. American Horticultural Therapy Association(AHTA) accreditation certificates will be available. Please join us as we continue to cultivate theutilization of horticulture as therapy in Michigan!
Cathy Leavey, HTR, Conference Coordinator 
MHTA Web Site: www.mhtachapter.org
 
 
F
RIDAY
B
REAKOUT
S
ESSIONS
BLOOMING WITH SENIORS
~
Susan Powers
a.m. only
 
Susan will share an overview of the Village of Westland including her favorite activities and projects. Thissenior residential program includes 200 apartments, two assisted living cottages on 26 acres of grounds withraised beds, butterfly garden, rose garden, waterfall garden, and memory garden.
Susan is a Master Gardener and a Residential Living Advisor at the Village of Westland.
FRAGRANT ROSE SPA
~
Sarah Sieradzki, OTR/L
($3 material fee payable at the session) a.m. only
 
Learn the history and lore of roses and ways to incorporate them into your horticultural therapy program.Participants will create three projects to take home: Restorative Rose Petal Tea, Relaxing Rose Sachet, and SkinSmoothing Rose Bath Sachet.
 
Sarah is a Clinical Specialist in mental health occupational therapy with experience in special education and mental health. She was the keynote speaker at MHTA’s 2007 conference, and we are excited to have her returnthis year.
GROWING KIDS WHO GROW GARDENS
~
 
Staff from Blandford Nature Center & Mixed Greens
a.m. only
Join us to learn how Mixed Greens offers experiential education for elementary students in gardening, cooking,and vermicomposting in the Grand Rapids area. Program staff will share their experiences teaching childrenabout growing and eating local seasonal foods and the connections between food, plants, people, and the earth.
 
HORTICULTURAL THERAPY IN A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY
~
Melanie Hammer, HTA, MSW
a.m. only
Melanie will share her experiences at Wellstone Regional Hospital, a psychiatric hospital that includes indoorand outdoor horticultural therapy activities.
 
 Melanie is a graduate of the Horticultural Therapy Institute and registered with AHTA as a HorticulturalTherapy Assistant. She has a Masters in Social Work and experience working with children and adults in themental health setting.
SUCCULENTS IN A SHOE
~
Kate Verspoor
a.m. & p.m.
 
Come to this session for a fun hands-on experience. Participants will design and plant succulents in a shoe andlearn how this activity can meet a variety of goals/objectives in a horticultural therapy program. Shoe provided(or bring your own).
 
Kate has experience in leading activities for seniors with a focus on self-esteem and fun. She has ten yearsexperience working in Adult Day Care and on a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Unit in a nursing home setting.
POTLUCK PROJECTS
~
MHTA Members facilitated by Betsy Brown, HTR
p.m. only
Come and see a variety of creative projects to use in your horticultural therapy program. Each presenter willshare a project, materials and cost, and how the activity can be utilized to meet goals of clients in an HTprogram.
 Betsy is a Horticultural Therapist Registered (HTR). She is the MHTA Membership Coordinator and works as a Horticultural Therapist at the Michigan Home for Veterans, Porter Hills, and Pine Rest Christian Mental HealthServices.
GETTING
 
TO THE ROOT OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPY
~
Cathy Leavey, HTR
p.m. only
 
This is an introduction to the basics of horticultural therapy. Learn how HT is applied with persons havingspecial needs - the who, what, why, and how HT improves well-being!
Cathy is a Horticultural Therapist Registered (HTR) and MHTA Conference Coordinator. She works as a Horticultural Therapist with traumatic brain injured clients at Hope Network Lansing Rehabilitation Services.
HERBOLOGY
~
Mitchell Hewson, HTM
p.m. only
 
Come learn about the ten best herbs to use for mind, body and soul. Mitchell will also share information onherbal teas, butters, vinegars, marinades and more. Participants will make their own sachet with fresh herbs.
 
 Mitchell, our keynote speaker, will share his wealth of knowledge on herbs and the positive effects on our health.
 
 
C
ONFERENCE
S
CHEDULE ~
F
RIDAY,
M
ARCH 7, 2008
S
ATURDAY
W
ORKSHOP
Saturday, March 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 Nurturing Mind, Body and Soul including Chocolate Therapy
 
Session presented by Mitchell Hewson, HTM, keynote speaker at Friday’s conference
$45 Registration fee ~ MHTA Members only ~ Space is limited
This
optional
workshop will assist caregivers in learning to nurture mind, body and soul through the bestfoods, health research, environment and bibliotherapy. The second part of this session will promotewellness through the use of chocolate therapy. A great culinary experience will stimulate participants withthe sights, smells and taste of chocolate. Take home eight kinds of chocolate! This fun workshop willteach you how to use chocolate as therapy and provide a great avenue to generate funds for your program.
8:30 - 9:00
Check–in (Room 149)
Refreshments and book sales9:00 - 10:15
Welcome, Introductionsand Opening Session
Mitchell Hewson, HTM
 Nurturing Mind, Body and Soul 
10:15 - 10:30
Break
Book sales and networking opportunities10:30 - 12:30
Second Session,Closing and Questions
Mitchell Hewson, HTM
 Chocolate Therapy
12:30 p.m.
Adjourn
Book Sales
~ Please visit MHTA’s website at www.mhtachapter.org for more details ~
 
8:30 - 9:00
Registration
Refreshments and review of displays9:00 - 9:15
Welcome, Introductions
Patti Travioli, MHTA President9:15 - 10:45
Opening Session inAuditorium
Keynote Address by Mitchell Hewson, HTM
 Horticultural Therapy as an Effective Treatment Tool  for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse
 
10:45 - 11:15
Morning Break
Refreshments, displays, book sales, and networking opportunities11:15 - 12:30
A.M. Breakout Sessions
(choose one to attend)
Blooming with SeniorsFragrant Rose Spa ($3 material fee payable at the session)Growing Kids Who Grow GardensHorticultural Therapy in a Mental Health FacilitySucculents in a Shoe
 
12:30 - 1:30
Lunch
In the Conservatory (lunch included in registration fee)1:30 - 2:45
P.M. Breakout Sessions
(choose one to attend)
 Succulents in a ShoePotluck Projects
 
Getting to the Root of Horticultural TherapyHerbology2:45 - 3:15
Afternoon Break
Displays, book sales, and networking opportunities3:15 - 4:30
 Closing Session inAuditorium
MHTA
 
membership meeting, seedy character winners,door prizes, closing remarks, and special presentation
 
4:30 P.M.
Conference Adjourns
Book sales, evaluation forms, and AHTA Certificates

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