Friday, August 30, 2013

Breakout sessions

On Friday morning, August 30, 2013, of Phenomenal Women's Summit presented by Bishop Teresa Snorton's, participants choose from 6 different sessions: Civil Rights Art Exhibit the Birmingham Museum of Art; Avoiding Self-Inflicted Overload by Ms. Joyce Brooks; Your Mind, Your Mouth, Your Money by Ms Carla Cargle; Succeeding in Your Personal Relationships by Rev. Mildred Watson; Taking Care of Your Mental Health by Dr. Amanda Ducksworth; and Tapping into Your Body's Spiritual Power by Rev. Bridget Piggue.  Below are the summaries of a few of the classes:

Civil Rights Art Exhibit the Birmingham Museum of Art
Participant were chartered to see the Etched in Collective History Art Exhibit, curated specifically in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Right Movement in Birmingham.  More information about the tours by visiting the Birmingham Museum of Art's website.

Avoiding Self-Inflicted Overload by 
Ms. Joyce Brooks
Joyce Brooks was an executive at a prominent company in Alabama when she became ill from the stress of balancing her work and home life.  After discovering her love of painting and shifting her focus to balancing her full life, she noticed her stress fall away.  Brooks, in this workshop, presented ways to balance, exercise self-care and the importance of relieving stress from everyday life. See a clip on the Alpha Photography Facebook Page.  Learn more about her book, Self-Inflicted Overload: Five Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance & Becoming Your Very Best at

Succeeding in Your Personal Relationships by Rev. Mildred Watson
Considering healthy courtships and loving the self, Rev. Mildred Watson's workshop presented ideas from her book, The Woman, The Preacher.  She also presented self-assessments and lead discussions where participants on  in the post, Meet Rev. Mildred Watson.

Photo courtesy of Alpha Photography
Taking Care of Your Mental Health by 
Dr. Amanda Ducksworth
In this workshop, Dr. Amanda Duckworth encouraged participants to consider their own mental health.  So often it is easy to, with the hustle and bustle of the day, overlook our mental stability.  Dr. Duckworth had her attendees consider where they stood, and looked at biblical examples to assess their place including Elijah, Moses, Tamar, Jesus and the Woman at the Well. She then offered "prescriptions for managing mental health" including rest, prayer, medications and worshipping.

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