Embrace Women’s Conference

PURPOSE

We all have those parts of our lives we wish were different. “If only I could be more organized…If only I could lose those last 10 pounds…If only I could create more time for myself…If only I could _____________”. You fill in the blank. This women’s conference will encourage you to embrace who you are today, while at the same time inviting you to explore practical ways to move toward where you want to be with the support of community.

*Lunch and an Embrace hat are included in the registration fee. 

This event will follow covid safety precautions including temperature checks, mask wearing, and social distancing.

Did you know that for every emotion you have, the body collects them as a part of your story? How we live, think, feel, behave and breathe is impacted by the stories we hear and tell ourselves. In our session, we will move, be still, reflect, laugh and play in hope that every past sad, angry, fearful or anxious emotion we have can be released or re-storied for our wellness.

Dr. Dye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a National Certified Counselor, Dr. Dye has served her local, regional and national community with heart, mind and body wellness for over 20 years. She is trained and certified in a variety of interventions that focus on the integration of counseling, neuroscience and trauma informed body based healing processes. Dr. Dye has also conducted over 300 presentations/workshops. Some of these presentations include: “Love More Stress Less”, Black Minds Matter”, “Black Girl Magic”, “Living with Emotions but not Being your Emotions”, “Boy Ninjas, Warriors and Other Big Energies”, and “Unconscious Bias in Schools”. She is most excited about her co-authored book to support the wellness of college students titled “Mindful Strategies for Helping College Students Manage Stress.”


We can’t always control the hard things that come our way (hello global pandemic), but how can we bounce back from set backs? How can we become more RESILIENT?
Reverend Julie Hager Love will be joining us to explore this topic at this year’s Embrace Women’s Conference! She is the President/CEO of the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children. Prior to this she served for fifteen years as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church. Previously she lived in Prestonsburg for 10 years where she served as a Church and Community Worker in ministry with 53 small membership churches in the Prestonsburg area. She is an ordained clergy in The United Methodist church. A native of Berea, she is a graduate of Berea College and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She and her husband, George (a pastor in Presbyterian Church, USA), live in Mt. Washington, Kentucky and have two young adult children who are currently in graduate school in North Carolina.

SERVICE PROJECT

When we EMBRACE who we are and where we want to be, we are then more free to EMBRACE others. In honor of the co-founder of the Embrace Conference, Megan Davidson, we will once again be spending time during the conference doing one of the things she loved most: SERVING OTHERS. We will be writing notes of encouragement to the 100 employees of the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and would like to send a small gift/care package to each of them as well. Even if you are not able to attend, you are still invited to provide one of the following items in advance:
*Snack Foods
*Fun Socks
*Plastic Water Bottles
*Keycard Clips
These employees give so much of themselves to care for vulnerable children and youth. This will be an amazing opportunity to cheer them on in their work that is so often behind the scenes but has a huge impact!

Items can be dropped off or mailed to Broadway UMC c/o Laura Vincent