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2 Events! Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

The ego needs our help. If we want a more satisfying existence, we have to teach it to loosen its grip. But how do
we release its powerful grip?  Mark Epstein, MD and author of the book “Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself”, will be exploring just that in these events!

Space is limited and you must register!  This is one of the most anticipated events of the year!

 

BOOK OVERVIEW

In his latest book Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, renowned psychiatrist Mark Epstein,
MD describes how he recently began introducing Eastern practices of mindfulness to his patients. This
book is many things; it is a memoir, full of deeply personal tales from Dr. Epstein’s own life and his
patients’, as well as a how-to guide that uses the Eightfold Path of Buddhism as a road map for spiritual
and psychological growth. It’s also a fascinating look at the challenges of being a good therapist.
Dr. Epstein, the author of The Trauma of Everyday Life, Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces
Without Falling Apart, focuses here on how the ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt, is
one affliction we all share. While our ego may claim to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending
pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. “The ego needs our help. If
we want a more satisfying existence, we have to teach it to loosen its grip,” Dr. Epstein writes. But how do
we release its powerful grip? He shares how best to combine the two practices—Buddhism and Western
psychotherapy—with great insight, compassion, and warmth.

 

TWO EVENTS

These events are free and open to the public and the evening event will be videotaped. Suitable for youth 12+.
Info: familyactionnetwork.net
Speaker: Mark Epstein, MD
CONTACT: Lonnie Stonitsch, Executive Director of FAN, lonnie@familyactionnetwork.net

EVENT #1:

Monday, January 22, 2018, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, 7:00 PM, New
Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093.

EVENT #2:

GRAND ROUNDS – Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Working with Trauma: Integrating
Psychotherapy and Mindfulness, 9:00 AM, New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium,
7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093. Pre-register for CEUs at www.bit.ly/EpsteinCEU

Registered clinicians will receive a free copy of Advice Not Given at the event, courtesy of Compass Health Center.

EVENT FLYER DOWNLOAD

 

PRESENTED BY

Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with Compass Health Center, Family Service Center, Family Service of Glencoe, the Joseph Sears School,
the Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies Program at The Family Insitute at Northwestern University,
the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Cook County North Suburban (NAMI-CCNS), and the Wolcott School.

SPONSORED BY

Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with Compass Health Center, Family Service Center,
Family Service of Glencoe, the Joseph Sears School, the Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies Program at The Family
Institute at Northwestern University, the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Cook County North Suburban (NAMICCNS),
and the Wolcott School. FAN is grateful for the support of its 2017-18 annual sponsors Compass Health
Center, Evanston Township High School D202, New Trier High School D203, the Martin & Mary L. Boyer Foundation,
Magnetar Capital, and Tina & Byron Trott; strategic partners Acclaim Media, the Butler Family Foundation, Center for
Talent Development at Northwestern University, Connections for the Homeless, Curt’s Café, Envestnet, Erikson
Institute, Evanston/Skokie D65, the Finnegan Family Foundation, Grosvenor Capital Management, Hackstudio,
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the Mammel Foundation, the Master of Science in Education Program at
the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, the McGaw YMCA, New Trier Parents’
Association, North Shore Community Bank, Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED), Northwestern
University, R4 Services, LLC, The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Youth
& Opportunity United (Y.O.U.), and YWCA Evanston/North Shore; and in-kind sponsors Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Turing
Group.

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