Healing That Helps You Get Unstuck
Every person grows and learns in different ways. To that point, every counselor or guide has their own techniques and exercises to help clients. Not every method is effective for everyone, but with the right guidance, you can defeat your inner demons and recapture your life. That's where Christy Maxey thrives.
Christy is a trauma EMDR coach dedicated to empowering people with the knowledge of true self-love. She aims to help men and women overcome negative self-talk and patterns and finally live the fulfilling life they deserve. Christy has a special focus on supporting women who experience anxiety, depression, lack of self-trust, people-pleasing, and feelings of inadequacy. Additionally, she's an expert in helping men who are navigating anger, stress, and relationship challenges.
If you have received help from therapists and life coaches in the past but find yourself falling back into the same patterns as before, know that you're not alone. The simple truth could be that whatever problem you were trying to face was left unresolved.
Essentially, you cut the top of the weed, but you didn't pull out the entire root. In a sense, you put a band-aid on a serious wound when you needed more comprehensive, specialized treatment. Unlike many life coaches, Christy Maxey aims to solve the root cause of your mental and physical symptoms. By addressing the cause of your issues, you can reclaim your life and move forward without the baggage you've carried for so long. Take it from us - it's an incredible feeling!
Some of the most common problems that Christy helps solve for patients include:
- Difficulty Dealing with the Emotional Content at the Center of Their Problems
- A Lack of Resistance to and Awareness of "What Is"
- Fear and Uncertainty About Making Changes
- Fear of Getting Compassionate Help and Guidance
- Believing False Narratives Associated with Past Traumas and Experiences
Created by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987 as a treatment method for post-traumatic stress disorder, EMDR is an evidence-based treatment approach that provides both trauma-informed treatment and treatment protocol. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR employs bilateral stimulation to replicate the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase of sleep. In fact, EMDR treatments have shown that the mind can heal from psychological trauma faster than traditional talk therapy.
Traumatic events often lead to negative beliefs and emotions, such as shame, anger, and sadness. EMDR enables your brain to reprocess such events, promoting healing, well-being, and positivity in patients.
If you're wondering whether or not EMDR treatment from Christy Maxey might be a good choice for you and your family, ask yourself these questions:
- Do You Feel Stuck in Your Life?
- Do You Find Yourself Stuck Feeling the Same Types of Fear, Sadness, or Anxiety?
- Have You Grown Accustomed to a Negative Inner Critic?
- Do You Feel Stuck with Feelings of Shame from Past Mistakes or Traumas?
- Are You Always Repeating the Same Patterns in Relationships? Too Nice, Too Accepting, Avoidant, Easy to Get Triggered, Etc.?
- Is Your Brain Full of Self-Doubt and Harmful Self-Talk?
How Does EMDR Therapy Work?
Once it's agreed that EMDR therapy is suitable for you, your initial sessions involve discussing your goals and enhancing your ability to cope with stress. In the following phases of EMDR therapy, you concentrate on a specific event or focus on a negative image, belief, emotion, or bodily sensation related to the event. You then focus on a positive belief indicating that the issue has been resolved.
While you're focused on the upsetting event, Christy begins sets of side-to-side eye movements, sounds, or taps. After each set, you are guided to observe what comes to mind. Shifts in insight or changes in images, feelings, or beliefs about the event may occur. It should be noted that you can stop therapy at any moment if necessary. The sets of eye movements, sounds, or taps will be repeated until distress caused by the event decreases. EMDR therapy can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other forms of therapy offered through the Maxx Method.
To help paint you a picture of how EMDR therapy works, think of it like a cast for a broken bone. Unlike other forms of therapy, however, EMDR can be more uncomfortable than traditional treatments. It's important to be ready for possible emotional exhaustion afterward. To cope, you can create a relaxing playlist and plan some activities to unwind. Once the sessions are finished, take some time to recharge and decompress.
Who Should Use EMDR Therapy in Tempe, AZ?
EMDR therapy is something anyone can benefit from. It's not only reserved for people with extreme experiences or traumas. Even mild cases of anxiety and depression can be treated by a trained EMDR coach like Christy Maxey. When you remember something that reminds you of a bad experience, your body might react like it's in danger, even if it's not. This is a normal reaction, but if it keeps happening, it can make you feel really stressed out. With EMDR, you can heal and learn new ways to cope without having to talk about exactly what happened. This can help you feel better and live your life without over-worrying and ruminating on negativity.
If you're one of the many people who have experienced lackluster results from one or more EMDR sessions, it's crucial that you do not give up hope. In fact, many men and women come to Christy Maxey having had poor EMDR experiences. Thankfully, they soon realize how impactful and fulfilling the therapy can be for trauma. That's especially true when combined with other therapies like Inner Child Healing and Guided Visualization. Of course, EMDR therapy in Tempe, AZ, isn't the best choice for every patient - after all, every person is different and responds to therapies in different ways.
To truly discover if EMDR therapy is the right choice for your mind and body, contact Christy ASAP to schedule your initial consultation. That way, you and Christy can get to know each other better and discover the best ways to promote long-term healing and well-being. With that said, patients choose EMDR treatments for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons for using EMDR therapy include the following:
- Panic Attacks and Anxiety
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)
- Eating Disorders like Bulimia, Anorexia, and More
- Trauma from Abuse and Violence
- Abusive or Violent Relationships
- Rest and Sleep Problems
- Social Anxiety
- Childhood Trauma and Abuse
- Anger and Sadness
- Fear of Speaking in Public
- Betrayal and Grief
The Life-Changing Benefits of EMDR Therapy
Though EMDR therapy is more popular than ever, many people are still unaware of its benefits and how life-changing the therapy can be for people who are stuck. If that sounds like you, keep these benefits in mind as you continue to research this amazing therapy choice.
Triumph Over Trauma
Recovering from a traumatic experience can be extremely challenging, but EMDR therapy can provide a solution. Trauma can create triggers that make you feel like you're experiencing the event all over again. EMDR can help reorganize the thoughts, feelings, and experiences associated with the trauma so that you no longer feel controlled by it. While the effects of trauma may never completely disappear, EMDR can significantly reduce its impact on your life and enable you to live in the present without constantly reliving the past.
Enhance Your Mental Fortitude
Achieving personal growth involves accepting one's identity, building self-esteem, and understanding the internal narratives that shape our daily experiences. EMDR and guided therapeutic processing can help create a peaceful, efficient, and confident setting for individuals to accept their past and move forward. This therapeutic process empowers individuals, providing them with the strength and courage to confront any obstacle that impedes their well-being.
Reshape Your Life
During EMDR therapy sessions, traumatic events are broken down, enabling patients to gain a different perspective on negative events. This altered view can be as life-changing as the traumatic event itself, giving individuals greater control over how they adapt to the effects of trauma.
Overcome Circular Thinking
If you struggle with circular thinking patterns related to anxiety disorders, phobias, or generalized anxiety, EMDR therapy may be helpful. EMDR can assist you in overcoming these thought spirals by teaching you how to deal with your fears and worries without becoming overwhelmed by anxiety.
Understanding the Phases of EMDR Therapy in Tempe, AZ
According to the EMDR Institute, there are eight phases in traditional EMDR treatment:
The EMDR Institute has identified eight phases of EMDR therapy. These are:
- History and Treatment Planning
- Body scan
History and Treatment Planning
During the initial stage of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Christy will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical and emotional history and create a treatment plan. This stage involves discussing the particular issue that led you to seek therapy. You'll also identify behaviors and symptoms associated with the issues you're facing. Based on this information, Christy will develop a personalized treatment plan that outlines the goals to be addressed using EMDR therapy in Tempe, AZ:
- The Traumas or Events Causing Issues
- Present-Day Problems and Traumas Causing Distress
- Healthy Behaviors and Skills Needed for Long-Term Well-Being
During this phase, Christy will explain the theory of EMDR, how it is applied, and what you can expect during and after treatment. Christy will then teach you several techniques for relaxation so that you have the tools to calm down in the event of emotional disturbance.
One of the biggest goals of this first phase is to establish trust between you and your EMDR coach. While you don't have to go into great detail about disturbing memories, if you don't trust your therapist, you may not accurately report what is felt and what changes you are or aren't experiencing. If your goal is to please the therapist and say you feel better when you really aren't, no therapy in the world will resolve your trauma.
In this phase, you will be prompted to access each target in a controlled manner so it can be effectively processed. Processing does not mean talking about it. From there, Christy identifies different parts of the target to be processed. The first step is for you to select a specific image or mental picture from the target event (identified during Phase One) that best represents the memory.
You then choose a positive statement that you would like to believe. The statement should have an internal sense of control, such as "I am valuable/lovable/a good person/in control" or "I can achieve success." In some cases, when the primary emotion is fear, such as after a natural disaster, the negative thought could be "I am in danger," and the positive thought could be "I am safe now." "I am in danger" is considered a negative thought because fear is no longer necessary, but it is still present in the nervous system. The positive thought should reflect what is appropriate in the present moment.
During this phase, you will also identify negative emotions like anger or fear and physical sensations that you associate with trauma.
This phase of EMDR therapy in Tempe, AZ, hones in on the disturbing sensations and emotions associated with your trauma and the ways that you respond to it. In doing so, patients often resolve similar events as well. The goal of this phase is to use sounds, taps, or eye movements with shifting focus until your subjective disturbance levels are lowered.
The goal here is to concentrate on the positive belief that you have identified to replace your negative belief(s). For example, you may have suffered child abuse in your younger years and hold the negative belief that you are powerless. Christy will help strengthen and install positive cognitions that reinforce the fact that you are in control, not the negative thoughts and emotions keeping you stuck.
Research into EMDR sessions indicates that physical responses to unresolved thoughts are common. After your positive cognition is fortified and installed, Christy will ask that you bring the original target event to the forefront of your mind. If she notices any additional body tension, those physical sensations are reprocessed. If you do not have any body tension or symptoms present when your original target event is brought up, your EMDR session is considered successful.
Typical EMDR sessions end with closure and a debriefing on what you can expect between your current and subsequent EMDR sessions. If necessary, Christy will provide calming techniques that you can use outside of therapy. This part of the EMDR process ensures that you leave Christy's office feeling better than you did at the beginning of the session.
This phase gives Christy insight into any other treatment plans that may be necessary for your healing and well-being. Like any type of sound therapy, reevaluation is critical in determining the success of your EMDR treatment over a period of time.
Reshape Your Life with EMDR Therapy from Christy Maxey
Regardless of the events and trauma keeping you stuck, EMDR might be a viable solution for reclaiming your life. Christy Maxey provides patients with the safe space needed to do so. If you're ready to let go of past or present traumas and reclaim your love of life, EMDR therapy could be the first step on your healing journey. Contact our office today to learn more about the Maxx Method, EMDR therapy in Tempe, AZ, EMDR online, and how Christy Maxey can help you defeat the inner demons holding you back.
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Kerfoot on joining Coyotes: 'A group that I wanted to be a part of'
After spending the first six seasons of his NHL career playing for perennial playoff teams in Colorado and Toronto, Alex Kerfoot is aiming to help elevate the Arizona Coyotes from a rebuilding squad to one that can compete for a playoff spot.Signing a two-year, $7 million contract as a free agent on July 1, Kerfoot is one of several new faces Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong has brought in so far this offseason. Having recently signed 2022 third overall pick Logan Cooley and defenceman Matt Dumba, the team has also added Sean Du...
After spending the first six seasons of his NHL career playing for perennial playoff teams in Colorado and Toronto, Alex Kerfoot is aiming to help elevate the Arizona Coyotes from a rebuilding squad to one that can compete for a playoff spot.
Signing a two-year, $7 million contract as a free agent on July 1, Kerfoot is one of several new faces Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong has brought in so far this offseason. Having recently signed 2022 third overall pick Logan Cooley and defenceman Matt Dumba, the team has also added Sean Durzi, Jason Zucker, Nick Bjugstad and Troy Stecher.
Kerfoot says he was sold on signing in the desert after a Zoom call with Armstrong, head coach Andre Tourigny and other staff.
"I just came away really impressed with where they're headed, what their mindset is at right now, and I think with what they're doing and where they envision the team going, it was a group that I wanted to be a part of," Kerfoot told NHL.com.
"Having played against them the last few years, they're a tough team to play against, they're competitive, they're fast, and I just felt like I could fit in with where I'm at. I was looking for a place where I thought that the fit was really good, and of the teams that I was talking to, I felt most comfortable with them.
"I felt like the fit was a big thing for me, and for the group, and everything else is an added bonus."
The summer’s additions join a Coyotes core that includes Clayton Keller, Matias Maccelli, Nick Schmaltz and Lawson Crouse along with up and coming forwards Barrett Hayton and Dylan Guenther.
Having skated alongside of the elite talents in the game like Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen in Colorado as well as Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner with the Maple Leafs, Kerfoot says being around them helped him develop as a player.
"Just being around some of those top guys, you learn what it takes on a day-to-day basis," Kerfoot said. "There were guys like that in Colorado as well. There's guys like that in Toronto who have done it in different ways, and I think that the habits and the attitude that they bring to the rink every day is special."
The 29-year-old had 10 goals and 32 points in 82 games last season as well as two goals in 11 playoff games. In 2021-22, he had a career-high 51 points.
The Coyotes have missed the playoffs in 10 of the last 11 seasons but Kerfoot is optimistic in the team’s direction.
"It just feels like they're in a different spot now. It feels like they're trying to take the next step," he said. "Being part of that change and helping grow the culture is fun to be a part of. Things are trending really well for this group, and I'm happy to be part of it."
Tempe is spending $22 million to revamp Mill Avenue. Here's what to expect.
Tempe is gearing up to revamp the city's historic Mill Avenue, a $22 million venture that's expected to include everything from new trees and landscaping, to updated lighting, to pedestrian seating in Tempe's historic downtown core.The projects will run along Mill Avenue between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive. They're part of a broader initiative called Refresh Tempe, which began last year and includes a slew of other citywide projects such the overhaul of Clark Park and a new fire station near the intersection of Fairmont Dr...
Tempe is gearing up to revamp the city's historic Mill Avenue, a $22 million venture that's expected to include everything from new trees and landscaping, to updated lighting, to pedestrian seating in Tempe's historic downtown core.
The projects will run along Mill Avenue between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive. They're part of a broader initiative called Refresh Tempe, which began last year and includes a slew of other citywide projects such the overhaul of Clark Park and a new fire station near the intersection of Fairmont Drive and Hardy Drive.
Along Mill Avenue, most of the larger-scale additions are still in the design phase and won't begin construction until at least next year, so many of the specific additions aren't yet set in stone. But when the plans are finalized, the upgrades could include:
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"Mill Avenue is famous ... It's an amazing destination," Tempe Spokesperson Kris Baxter-Ging said about the street, which dates back to the 19th Century. "But like anything else, you have to take care of what you have. You have to invest in the things that you want to preserve ... That's part of what this is."
Tempe has already completed some of the smaller Mill Avenue projects. Three new murals have been painted in the area, for example. Staffers have also installed new landscaping between Fourth Street and Rio Salado Parkway, as well as more efficient string lights along the Mill Avenue Bridges.
The city is also locked in on two other minor upgrades for the coming months. They include the installation of string lighting on Fourth and Sixth streets and raised landscape planters along Mill Avenue that will house extra shrubs and trees.
The Mill Avenue initiative will also involve a significant amount of work under the surface. Tempe is targeting the "aging infrastructure" such as the electrical system that powers streetlights, according to Tempe's Deputy Engineering and Transportation Director Julian Dresang.
"It's just old and is at a point where it needs to be replaced," he told The Arizona Republic. "It makes sense that if we're going to be impacting the sidewalks that we go in and we put in new infrastructure in there at the same time that we're doing the other street improvements."
The city is also taking steps to prevent the newly planted trees from dying, which includes replacing the underground irrigation system and installing new underground units for tree roots. Dresang said it's part of "making sure that anything that we put in there has the infrastructure to allow it to grow in the future."
Tempe staffers are expected to finalize the design of Mill Avenue's larger-scale improvements this month, which will then be passed to the City Council for approval on Sept. 28. Construction will begin between February and December of 2024.
Do the Arizona Coyotes intend to buy Mesa land for arena? Here's what to know
Hockey team announces "letter of intent' to purchase unnamed site. 'It doesn't mean you're necessarily going to buy it," a deal watcher says.PHOENIX — The Arizona Coyotes are publicly disclosing their first steps toward finding a new home in the Valley, after Tempe voters' resounding ...
Hockey team announces "letter of intent' to purchase unnamed site. 'It doesn't mean you're necessarily going to buy it," a deal watcher says.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Coyotes are publicly disclosing their first steps toward finding a new home in the Valley, after Tempe voters' resounding rejection last May of a planned $2.1 billion arena and entertainment complex.
The Coyotes issued a statement Monday that said team owner Alex Meruelo "has executed a letter of intent to purchase a parcel of land in Mesa" as a potential site for a new arena and entertainment complex.
So how much of a commitment is a letter of intent to purchase land? For one thing, it's not binding.
"It doesn't mean you're necessarily going to buy it, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to buy it at that price," said Neil deMause.
DeMause has tracked public subsidies for pro sports facilities for 25 years. He's followed the Coyotes' saga.
"You never want to take these deals too seriously, until you actually see the financial agreement," deMause said.
The potential site is believed to be in a county island in northwest Mesa.
The team said it's still exploring other east Valley sites, but declined to provide more information
The arena would be the "first privately funded sports facility in Arizona history," according to the Coyotes.
The team made the same claim about its proposed Tempe arena.
However, a 30-year property tax break on the arena and a shorter break for the rest of the projected would have saved the team half-a-billion dollars.
"You always want to follow the money," deMause said.
"The money is what makes these things happen - not having a particular site that you sort of say, 'Hey, that might be good.'"
The team's announcement comes with the Coyotes on the verge of starting their second season in a 5,000-seat college hockey arena on the Arizona State University campus. Training camp starts next month.
The team was booted out of its longtime home in Glendale at the end of the 2021-2022 season.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is the reason the money-losing Coyotes haven't been moved out of Arizona.
"Look at the (NHL's) actions and look at the history," Bettman told reporters in November 2022, when the Tempe City Council approved the Coyotes' ill-fated plan.
"That commitment from us has never wavered."
That commitment is being tested once again.
Bettman told an interviewer in June that he expected to have a "pretty good handle" on the Coyotes' situation by early 2024.
The Coyotes appear to be working on the same timeline in selecting an arena site.
"If we need to explore further options, we'll consult with management," Bettman said in June. "There needs to be a permanent solution on the horizon."
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NHL preseason schedule released: Kings, Coyotes to play two games in Melbourne, Australia
USA TODAYThe NHL preseason schedule runs from Sept. 23 through Oct. 7 and will feature the league's first games to be played in the Southern Hemisphere.The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings will face off on Sept. 23 and 24 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.The preseason schedule consists of 111 games played across 44 NHL and neutral-site venues in North America and Australia.In addition to Melbourne, the neutral sites are Abbotsford, British Columbia; Cedar Park, Texas; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Independe...
The NHL preseason schedule runs from Sept. 23 through Oct. 7 and will feature the league's first games to be played in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings will face off on Sept. 23 and 24 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The preseason schedule consists of 111 games played across 44 NHL and neutral-site venues in North America and Australia.
In addition to Melbourne, the neutral sites are Abbotsford, British Columbia; Cedar Park, Texas; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Independence, Missouri; Orlando, Florida; Palm Desert, California; St. Thomas, Ontario; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Nova Scotia; San Diego, California; Tucson, Arizona, and Wichita, Kansas.
Generational talent Connor Bedard, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, could make his NHL preseason debut Sept. 28 in a home against the St. Louis Blues.
The NHL regular season opens on Oct. 10:
2023-24 NHL PRESEASON SCHEDULE (all times p.m. ET)
SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
Arizona (split squad) vs. Los Angeles (split squad), at Melbourne, Australia, midnight
Arizona (split squad) at St. Louis (split squad), 3
Arizona (split squad) vs. St. Louis (split squad), at Wichita, Kansas, 8
SUNDAY, SEPT. 24
Arizona (split squad) vs. Los Angeles (split squad), at Melbourne, Australia, midnight
Columbus (split squad) at Pittsburgh (split squad), 1
Toronto at Ottawa, 2
Buffalo at Washington, 2
Minnesota at Colorado, 3
NY Rangers at Boston, 5
Winnipeg at Edmonton, 6
Arizona (split squad) vs. Dallas, at Cedar Park, Texas, 6
Pittsburgh (split squad) at Columbus (split squad), 7
Vancouver at Calgary, 8
Vegas at San Jose, 8
Los Angeles (split squad) at Anaheim, 8
MONDAY, SEPT. 25
Nashville (split squad) at Florida (split squad), 2
Nashville (split squad) at Florida (split squad), 6
New Jersey (split squad) at Montreal, 7
Philadelphia at New Jersey (split squad), 7
Ottawa at Toronto, 7
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8
Vegas at Colorado, 9
Seattle (split squad) at Calgary (split squad), 9
Calgary (split squad) at Seattle (split squad), 10
TUESDAY, SEPT. 26
NY Islanders at NY Rangers, 7
Boston at Buffalo, 7
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7
Columbus at St. Louis, 8
Minnesota at Dallas, 8
Anaheim at San Jose, 10
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
Buffalo vs. Toronto, at St. Thomas, Ontario, TBA
Ottawa at Montreal, 7
Philadelphia at NY Islanders, 7
Florida at Carolina, 7
Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8
Calgary at Winnipeg, 8
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9
Los Angeles at Vegas, 10
San Jose at Anaheim, 10
THURSDAY, SEPT. 28
New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7
Detroit at Washington, 7
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7
Colorado at Minnesota, 8
St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30
Vancouver at Seattle, 10
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
Carolina (split squad) at Florida, 6
Carolina (split squad) at Tampa Bay, 7
Toronto at Montreal, 7
Philadelphia at Boston, 7
NY Rangers at NY Islanders, 7
Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7
Edmonton at Calgary, 9
Arizona at Vegas, 10
Anaheim vs. Los Angeles, at San Diego, California, 10
SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
Columbus at Buffalo, 3
Nashville at Tampa Bay, 5
Toronto at Montreal, 7
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7
Washington at Detroit, 7
Chicago at Minnesota, 7
Dallas vs. St. Louis, at Independence, Missouri, 7
Edmonton at Vancouver, 9
Los Angeles at San Jose, 10
SUNDAY, OCT. 1
Florida vs. Ottawa, at Sydney, Nova Scotia, TBA
Anaheim vs. Arizona, at Palm Desert, California, 6
Chicago at Detroit, 7
Dallas at Colorado, 7
MONDAY, OCT. 2
Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 6
Montreal at Toronto, 7
NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7
Boston at Philadelphia, 7
St. Louis at Columbus, 7
Winnipeg at Calgary, 9
Edmonton at Seattle, 10
TUESDAY, OCT. 3
Washington at Boston, 7
Florida vs. Tampa Bay, at Orlando, Florida, 7
Colorado at Dallas, 8
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10
San Jose at Vegas, 10
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7
Buffalo at Columbus, 7
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7
Calgary at Edmonton, 9
Seattle vs. Vancouver, at Abbotsford, British Columbia, 10
THURSDAY, OCT. 5
Boston at NY Rangers, 7
NY Islanders at Philadelphia, 7
Florida at Tampa Bay, 7
Washington at Columbus, 7
Carolina at Nashville, 8
Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8
St. Louis at Dallas, 8
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30
Los Angeles vs. San Jose, at Salt Lake City, Utah, 9
Colorado at Vegas, 10
Arizona at Anaheim, 10
FRIDAY, OCT. 6
Detroit at Toronto, 7
Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7
New Jersey at NY Islanders, 7
Nashville at Carolina, 7
Seattle at Edmonton, 9
Calgary at Vancouver, 10
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
Vegas at Los Angeles, 4
Tampa Bay at Florida, 6
Dallas at Minnesota, 6
Anaheim vs. Arizona, at Tucson, Arizona, 6
Montreal at Ottawa, 7
Toronto at Detroit, 7
Columbus at Washington, 7
Chicago at St. Louis, 8
Arizona Storytellers, Tempe Center for the Arts host first bilingual storytellers event
Home has different meanings for everyone. It can be a place, a people or a feeling.In the upcoming installment of Arizona Storytellers, five tellers from across Arizona will share their meaning of home in the first bilingual Storytellers event on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts.The show, Mi casa es tu Casa: Finding Home, is presented by ...
Home has different meanings for everyone. It can be a place, a people or a feeling.
In the upcoming installment of Arizona Storytellers, five tellers from across Arizona will share their meaning of home in the first bilingual Storytellers event on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts.
The show, Mi casa es tu Casa: Finding Home, is presented by the Tempe Center for the Arts in partnership with the Arizona Republic's Arizona Storytellers Project and La Voz — The Republic's Spanish-language publication.
Hear tellers share their stories in English, Spanish and Spanglish about finding home in a people and a place while enjoying a night of fellowship. Translated captions will be provided in English and Spanish.
Republic immigration reporter Rafael Carranza Arroyo will emcee the event.
Since 2016, Republic journalists have curated storytelling events designed to boost empathy and build community. In that same spirit, and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, La Voz will further its mission in serving Latino Arizonans. South Mountain Community College's Storytelling Institute and Republic journalists provide coaching.
Tellers for the show include:
■ Ahwatukee resident and central Phoenix native Irma Payán is a former educator in the Roosevelt School District and is a community archivist with Arizona Barrio Stories helping preserve Arizona’s Mexican and Chicano history.
■ Cindy Vergara, who was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, and migrated to Arizona when she was 16 after losing her father to cancer. Today, her work as a Realtor in metro Phoenix focuses on educating the Latino community on the home-buying process.
■ Melissa Dunmore, who is a Phoenix resident by way of Brooklyn. She's a spoken-word artist, writer and scholar of social justice. Her art focuses on building and engaging community members through her experiences as a Black, Boricua and Indigenous woman.
■ José Ignacio Castañeda Pérez lived in Illinois before moving to Tucson to write about the U.S.-Mexico border region for The Republic and La Voz. His stories capture the complexities of binational life, exposing how human experiences are impacted by border policies.
■ Hermosillo, Sonora, México, native Dulce Matuz, who made her way to Arizona as a teenager to reunite with her mother. As an ASU undergraduate, Dulce co-founded and remains a member of the nationally recognized Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, which has been pivotal in advancing pro-DREAMer legislation.
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Arizona Storytellers: 'Mi Casa es Tu Casa: Finding Home'
Where: Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Drinks and snacks available at lobby bar starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the door. However, tickets usually sell out so advance purchase is recommended. tempecenterforthearts.com