Forgiveness and personal healing the focus of conference

Forgiveness and personal healing the focus of conference
The Red Road Gathering, an event that will focus on forgiveness and personal healing, will be held Sept. 14-16 at the Clay County 4-H Building on 515 High Street in Vermillion.

The gathering begins with a prayer walk at 7 a.m., registration and breakfast start at 8 a.m., with sessions running throughout the day.

This year's theme will celebrate National Recovery Month (September) and addiction professional's day.

The goal of the gathering is to provide a safe, structured, compassionate, supportive and informed environment for the participants to de-stress, receive healing opportunities, and develop a personal wellness plan and network.

This year's event will feature a number of individuals who will share their stories of forgiveness. The conference will also feature two well known authors, Frederic Luskin, Ph.D., and Mark Samuel, M.A.

Luskin, a senior fellow at the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, associate professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and current director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects is the author of Forgiveness for Good:�A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness.

Samuel is the president and founder of IMPAQ, a consulting firm that specializes in implementing accountability-based culture change, accountability-based leadership and self-directed teams. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of The Accountability Revolution, Achieving Breakthrough Results in Half the Time! Samuel is an award-winning speaker in North and South America. He is considered a practical visionary by many Fortune 500 companies and has been recognized by CNBC, Bloomberg and Fortune magazine.

Contributors of the gathering include Medicine Wheel Inc., Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, The University of South Dakota, USD Student Counseling Center, USD Department of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Studies, USD Department of Psychology, Prairielands ATTC, South Dakota Division of Alcohol & Drugs, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Wase Wakpa and Vermillion Community, Red Road participants and presenters.

The gathering is free but participants are encouraged to register.�For more information, to see a complete agenda or to register, please visit: or contact Kathy Husby at (605) 677-5386.

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