Events

We value our connections with school districts, non-profit agencies, health providers, and professional and business associations whom we enjoy providing Mental Health education and advocacy for.  The more we can share our value for improving ones’ emotional, mental, and physical well-being, the more we help to build a cohesive, supportive and resilient society. Browse our gallery of photos and see all the ways Illuminate Therapy & Wellness connects to our community!

Since opening in Fall 2020, we are proud to have shared our expertise and experience within the Chicagoland area through the following events:

Upcoming Events

Heal From Within Group

Join Energy Touch Practitioner Janet Southall for this 4 session class where she will guide participants through education, relaxation, guided meditation and practices to achieve wellness through balancing the energy systems of the body.

Heal From Within Group

Join Energy Touch Practitioner Janet Southall for this 4 session class where she will guide participants through education, relaxation, guided meditation and practices to achieve wellness through balancing the energy systems of the body.

Heal From Within Group

Join Energy Touch Practitioner Janet Southall for this 4 session class where she will guide participants through education, relaxation, guided meditation and practices to achieve wellness through balancing the energy systems of the body.

Heal From Within Group

Join Energy Touch Practitioner Janet Southall for this 4 session class where she will guide participants through education, relaxation, guided meditation and practices to achieve wellness through balancing the energy systems of the body.

Past Events

Girls On The Town

Join Illuminate Therapy & Wellness and the entire Downtown Palatine Business Association at their Spring Girls On The Town event where local businesses will have their doors open for free food, drink, special promotions and give aways!  Illuminate will be giving away wildflower seed packets to spread a little joy Read more

Fostering Resiliency in Your Family

Join this free, virtual workshop to hear tips from local mental health experts and learn ways to promote, nurture and teach resilience to your children.  Use this opportunity to ask the Mental Health Panel Experts your questions and gain support in improving the overall well-being of your child and your Read more

Free Online Event: Raising a Resilient Family: Bouncing Back After Life’s Challenges

Sponsored by Mental Health America North Shore <br/> With the nationwide rise in anxiety and depression among our youth and the current impact of the pandemic, it is crucial that families gain coping skills to help them move forward positively and learn to tolerate adverse experiences.  Children who possess resiliency are Read more

Girls On The Town, Downtown Palatine Business District Event

We will be located at JL’s Pizza and Sports Bar, 19 N. Bothwell Street, Palatine, IL Illuminate Therapy & Wellness will be handing out mental health flyers and information as well as have a “Make Your Own Essential Oil” table. Please stop by and see us while visiting and supporting Read more

Meet The Healer Event

When: Monday June 14, 2021 and Thursday June 17, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pm Who: Come meet Janet Southall ETP, Illuminate Therapy & Wellness’s Energy Healing Practitioner!  Janet will be scheduling complimentary 15-minute sessions offered both in-person or virtually, to discuss and educate how EnergyTouch healing can assist you in your wellness journey. What:  EnergyTouch sessions are Read more

Meet The Healer Event

When: Monday June 14, 2021 and Thursday June 17, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pm Who: Come meet Janet Southall ETP, Illuminate Therapy & Wellness’s Energy Healing Practitioner!  Janet will be scheduling complimentary 15-minute sessions offered both in-person or virtually, to discuss and educate how EnergyTouch healing can assist you in your wellness journey. What:  EnergyTouch sessions are Read more

In Person Presentation: Mindfulness 101

Topic: Learn about the benefits of Mindfulness and how to incorporate the practice into your daily routine. A guided mindfulness meditation exercise. Presented by: Ana Stefaniuk

Virtual Presentation Arrested Development Help for Parents and Others, Who Want to Support Emerging Adults for MHA Northshore

Topic:  Explore how the pandemic has impacted the mental health of the emerging adult (18 to 30-year-old) population, identify factors contributing to their mental health and discuss ways to support young adults’ overall wellbeing. Presented by:  Dr. Lauren LaPorte along with sponsors from Yellowbrick, MHA Northshore and Vannucci, PhD & Read more

Virtual Presentation: S.O.S. Is My Teen Alright? Succeeding Over Suffering; Overcoming the Epidemic of Adolescent Anxiety and Depression for Hoffman Estates High School & High School District 211 Title I Family Engagement Event

Topic:  Learn developmental tasks of your teen, risk factors and ways to help promote the mental health and well-being of your teen. Presented by:  Greta Nielsen

Virtual presentation on Workplace Wellness for the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC)

Topic: Self-Care for Success.  Dr. LaPorte provided information on the impact of stress on work performance as well as strategies to manage tension and strain to help attendees feel more relaxed and increase work productivity. Presented by: Dr. Lauren LaPorte

Ask The Experts Mental Health Panel Drop-in Call sponsored by School District 15 and United Palatine Coalition.

Topic:  Virtual panel Q & A – answered questions and provided tips, tools and strategies for Parents Navigating the Pandemic. Presented by:  Greta Nielsen and other mental health experts from School District 54, AMITA Behavioral Health, Northwest Community Hospital and The Bridge Youth and Family Services.

Virtual presentation Loss, Longing & Laughter: Enjoying the Holidays During a Pandemic for the Schaumburg School District 54 Parent University by Greta Nielsen

Topic:  Learning ways to adapt expectations, develop new traditions, and increase flexibility and acceptance during the holidays. Presentation by:  Greta Nielsen

The Art and Play of Grief: Working with Youth in Response to COVID

Topic:  Webinar with fellow Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois executive board members Presentation by:  Greta Nielsen November 2020 Illinois Counselors Association Annual Conference