Important Conference Info
Postpartum Support International Discount Code & More
PHA Discount Registration Information
PHA is grateful to Postpartum Support International for extending their membership discount to our members! This conference will be a fantastic opportunity to learn, grow, and network. We hope to see you there!
Registration Instructions and Discount Code:
If you are attending only the annual conference (both days) or only the two-day Certificate Training, use the GRATITUDE1 promotional code. When you register, please enter “GRATITUDE1” (without the quotation marks) in the “Promo Code” field, and then click on the “Apply” button. This will deduct $50 from your registration fee.
For PSI (or PHA) Members Attending the Two-Day Conference AND the Two-Day Training:If you are attending both the annual conference (both days) and the two-day Certificate Training, use the GRATITUDE2 promotional code. When you register, please enter “GRATITUDE2” (without the quotation marks) in the “Promo Code” field, and then click on the “Apply” button. This will deduct $100 from your registration fee.
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Not to Be Missed! Playing Monopoly with God
Playing Monopoly with God & Other True Stories
Melissa Bangs makes her way to the stage for one-night of storytelling…
the last night of the conference!!!
Saturday, June 25th
6:30PM Cash Bar & Mingling - 7PM Start
The Hilton, Precise Room TBD
$20 in Advance, $24 at Door
TICKETS ON SALE NOW at www.playingmonopolywithgod.com
In September 2012, at 40 years old, Melissa Bangs gave birth to her beautiful daughter Adelaide. A month later, dramatically hormone depleted and sleep deprived, Melissa is admitted to the Providence Psychiatric Facilities in a complete manic state. After nearly a month, she is sent home with a bipolar diagnosis and on lithium. What comes next is an extraordinary journey back to wholeness, back to love.
On her journey back to wholeness, one of the things Bangs did was read her entire 100 plus page hospital record. Somewhere, around page 87, there is a nurse’s note that looks as if it were scribbled late at night after a long shift. It reads, “Patient says she will do comedy on this experience.” Upon reading this, Bangs laughed out loud.
The psych team couldn’t have possibly known that Bangs has been a storyteller her entire life and did comedy for a stint, as a student, at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade in New York City. They could’ t have known that transforming a few details and layers of the most painful experience of her life into a room full of laughter would prove healing for so many.
Join Melissa for an evening of true stories full of bewilderment, chaos and hilarity. Bangs has a knack for telling true stories that cut to the bone of our shared, vulnerable human condition. Her true gift, however, comes in the moments in which she’s able to strip away the shame or agony of an experience and transform the room into an uproar of laughter.
VIDEO TRAILER: http://www.playingmonopolywithgod.com/shows