Creating Wellness, Finding Balance

Course & Faculty Descriptions

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

What Matters to YOU

This goal-setting technique starts with what is important to YOU. Do you want to be healthier and relaxed so that you can enjoy your family time more? Do you want to have more time to yourself to recharge and refresh? Do you want to live a long life so that you can spend time with your grandchildren? Once you have a clear motivating factor in mind, and you draw a picture of it, creating the steps to accomplish it naturally follows. Ellen Barnett, MD

Mindfulness: A Path to Stress Reduction

The pivotal work of Jon Kabot-Zinn showed the efficacy of meditation practice in helping to reduce stress in patients leading to numerous health benefits. Several meditation techniques will be presented which cover methods for developing the skills to access these benefits. Rosalyn White, BFA

SMART Goals Make Healthy Habits

SMART stands for Small, Measurable, Attainable, R– — , and T– — . This is a technique for making changes towards a healthier life style that takes a small steps approach. We choose one small, attainable thing we wish to change. Once we have mastered that goal, we move onto our next step. Ellen Barnett, MD

Healthy Movement

Experience a guided, slow, moving meditation, for relaxation and body/mind awareness. This is an opportunity to learn “what moves us” and how we have infinite choices in how we move through life. This class can free your body to move with ease and grace while bringing joy to your mind. Robert B. Dozor, MD and Shari Sunshine, MA, CMT

Creating Wellness for Self and Others. The session will review of the medical benefits of healthy life-style choices. There will be an inventory of participants strengths and challenges in self care and counseling patients, and discussion of how they can implement their new skills.  Robert B. Dozor, MD and Ellen Barnett, MD

Creating Wellness in the Clinical Visit

Wellness visits, counseling and education codes, listening for readiness, and motivational interviewing will be covered in this course. Though time with patients is limited, certain quick and targeted techniques have been proven to be successful.  Ellen Barnett, MD

Compassion for Self and Others

Healthy life style choices help us become more balanced and joyful, while also providing tools we can share with our patients. These tools include stress-reducing meditation and movement practices; making healthy food choices the norm; having a movement program that includes strength, endurance and flexibility; and learning techniques for forming new, positive habits. Robert B. Dozor, MD

Healthy Movement: Tools for Keeping Us Moving

Incorporating strength, endurance and flexibility practices into our exercise routines, goes a long way towards keeping us feeling happier and more energetic and creating the conditions for greater longevity. The course will help to indentify how much time we need to spend each week on each type of practice to gain maximum benefit. Robert B. Dozor, MD and Shari Sunshine, MA, CMT

Creating Wellness in the Clinical Visit

Wellness visits, counseling and education codes, listening for readiness, and motivational interviewing will be covered in this course. Though time with patients is limited, certain quick and targeted techniques have been proven to be successful.  Ellen Barnett, MD

Taking it Home: Making New Habits Our Own

This retreat is designed to be one that continues, even after everyone is at home. There will be eight, fifteen minute segments to do at home. They will involve discussion, application, reflection and reporting on forms that will be handed out. Not only is it a way to bring these techniques into everyday life, but it is also possible to earn additional CME and CEU units for completing these forms.


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dozor 2014Bob Dozor, MD

Dr. Bob Dozor  is the founder of the Integrative Medical Clinic and has practiced Family Medicine for over thirty years in Napa and Sonoma counties. Even before attending medical school, he has held a consistent vision of building a healthy life style as the core of our best health, and applies this in both his professional practice and personal life. With his wife Ellen Barnett they have three children and three granddaughters.

 

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Ellen Barnett, MD, PhD

Dr. Ellen Barnett is a family doctor who has been practicing in Santa Rosa, CA for over thirty years. A major emphasis of her practice is working with individuals to clarify and support their health goals. She is on the clinical faculty at the Sutter Family Practice  Residency and developed the Imagine YOU program of the Integrative Medical Clinic Foundation.

 

 

RosRosalyn White, BFA

Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her life, and inspired her to share her knowledge in order to help others to find the beauty and purpose in their lives. Her goal is that in your time with her you will get in touch with a stiller, deeper part of yourself and a gain sense of health and balance.

shariwebsitephotoShari Sunshine, CMT

Shari has a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from World Medicine Institute, Honolulu, HI, and is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist. She has taught Mindful Movements and Healing Qi Gung for three decades. She is the founder of Syntropy Insight Bodywork, an awareness-based healing art.