Speaker: Jennifer White

Coffee, Alcohol, Cannabis, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca: Navigating Substance Use after Mormonism

When transitioning Mormons begin to question the validity of the Word of Wisdom, many begin to explore and experiment with previously forbidden substances. Some have positive experiences, but not all. This presentation will address substance use from a mental health perspective, addressing common pitfalls, and offering strategies for exploring the use of coffee, alcohol, cannabis, …

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The Mormon Mind-game: Common Mormon Thinking Errors

Every culture, organization, religion, and person experiences thinking errors, which are commonly called cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortion can cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately, producing, and reinforcing negative thoughts and emotions. This session will build off of the popular session “Mormon Thinking Errors” which addressed typical ways myth and overgeneralizations present themselves in our LDS …

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Fostering and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries within a Mormon Construct

This session brings together a panel of mental health professionals and wellness coaches from Symmetry Solutions, LLC to provide suggestions on creating healthy boundaries in a religious context. We’ll discuss common challenges many of us face as we interact with a predominantly patriarchal and authoritative religious structure: from simple things such as whether one feels …

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Roundtable Discussion: Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse

With all the #metoo situations being brought to light both within the Mormon faith community and the community at large, mental health providers from Symmetry Solutions will present some bullet-point strategies and then open the session for discussion in order to support victims/survivors of sexual trauma as well as family and friends who want to …

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The Mormon Mind Game: Common Mormon Thinking Errors

Every culture, organization, religion, and person experiences thinking errors—commonly called cognitive distortions. This session will build off of Jennifer and Natasha’s popular session “Mormon Thinking Errors,” taking the conversation further and offering concrete strategies to combat cognitive distortions. Jennifer White, Natasha Helfer Parker, Sara Hughes-Zabawa

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Addressing Mormon Thinking Errors

Last year Jennifer and Natasha presented a popular session called “Mormon Thinking Errors” which addressed typical ways myth and overgeneralizations usually rear their heads in LDS family and ward settings. This session will take the conversation further and offer concrete strategies and ideas to combat these types of messages in our own heads or when …

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Mormon Mental Health Association Mormon Thinking Errors

Cognitive distortions, or thinking errors, cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately, producing and reinforcing negative thoughts and emotions. All individuals, families, and cultures perpetuate distorted thinking patterns, including Mormonism. This session will look at common Mormon thinking errors and offer remedies for them including examining beliefs and self-talk, correcting inaccurate thought patterns, and expanding clear …

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