Dr. Ochester’s Local Wellness Events Calendar
Get out of the house and connect with your community through opportunities for personal growth and wellness in the Kansas City metro. Includes support groups, classes, workshops, retreats, presentations, etc.
American Psychological Association
The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
All Kinds of Minds
All Kinds of Minds (non-profit) has developed a variety of programs to help parents, educators, clinicians, and kids understand and manage learning issues. All are based on a neurodevelopmental approach to learning, a method of identifying the specific brain functions that affect the ways a student learns and performs in school.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. LDA seeks to educate individuals with learning disabilities and their parents about the nature of the disability and inform them of their rights.
Effective Child Therapy
Educating the public and professionals about mental health treatments for children and adolescents that have the strongest scientific support, and are most likely to work.
Evidence Based Behavioral Practice
Creating tools to improve research and practice training for psychosocial interventions, building the evidence base for behavioral treatments, and upgrading evidence-based behavioral practice.
Greater Good Science Center
Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
Institute of Noetic Sciences
IONS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential. “Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.” IONS™ conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.
Mindfulness in Plain English
A mindfulness through meditation online practice manual written by Ven. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. “A nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use.”
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
National Association for Gifted Children
NAGC is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.