Veteran Health and Wellness Conference

AVAFest Veteran Health and Wellness Conference

Produced by Art Spark Texas

The AVAFest Veteran Health and Wellness Conference offers information on pathways to healing through community and the arts.

Everyday, unable to quiet the demons or develop the appropriate coping mechanisms, veterans and active duty servicemen and women take their own lives. Many of these soldiers tried conventional medical methods. but for some, these "cures" just didn't work. This 2-day health and wellness conference, by and for veterans and their family members, as well as the individuals and organizations who serve them, shines a light on alternative pathways to healing.

Saturday & Sunday - November 2-3, 2019

Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library
Special Events Center
710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX

Saturday - November 2, 2019

8:30 am

Registration Opens

9:00 am

9:15 am

Opening Remarks & Color Guard

Opening address: An introduction to the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces Resiliency Programs with a specific emphasis on Mind Body work.

10:30 am

Voices From the Field: Salina Loriaux, MOS, LPC-1 and Jamie Peterson, Art therapist talk of their work with veterans, as veterans.

12:00 pm - 1:00pm

Healthy Cooking Demonstration by The Kitchen Diva

1:30pm - 3:30 pm

Demonstration stations allow conference goers to discover the benefits of AcraYoga, Martial Arts, Pilates, massage therapy, and more.

3:30 pm

Keynote Address: Ron Capps, Veteran Writers Project and O-Dark-Thirty.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Information tables and health screenings by the following organization: *Austin Public Health *Veterans Restore * Austin Integral Care *American Red Cross * Central Health *Ascension-Seton VA Navigator Information *DAV – Stand Down *Austin Honor Flight

Come experience Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, AcudeTox and more!

Sunday - November 3, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Expressive Arts and Resiliency experiential workshop, led by Kate Cleary, Certification in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process from the Tamalpa Institute

Parking information for Austin Central Library: Click Here.

For more information on the Veteran Health & Wellness conference, a project of Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVAFest), contact [email protected] or call 1-866-489-8412.

AVAFest, a city-wide arts and community festival happening during October and November, is a project of the Veteran Suicide Prevention Channel. For more information, visit AVAFest.

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