Creating Wellness, Finding Balance:

For Yourself and Your Patients

A Retreat for Health Professionals

October 24-27, 2017

Applications for CE and CME credits are in process.

Inside the Redwood Sanctuary.Physicians and all health providers are becoming increasingly aware of the essential need for healthy self-care habits forthemselves as well as for their patients. This retreat will focus on how to create positive habits that lead to healthier life-style choices. There will be demonstrations and practice in teaching patients stress reduction, rejuvenation exercise and healthy eating.

Earn CME/CEUs in a beautiful and relaxing retreat setting while learning ways to help yourself and your patients form life-style habits that support health and wellness.

♦Continuing Education Credits
We have applied to offer CME units for physicians, and CEUs for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP. For Psychologists, though we do not currently offer CEs through the APA, we offer CMEs from AAFP. No psychologists have had these credits denied. Details on the number of units provided will be posted when approved.

 ♦Goals of the Program
Participants will increase their knowledge and skills, and learn to apply them in their own daily lives and in counseling their patients in the following ways:

  1. Using goal clarification as a tool in life-style habit formation.
  2. Making healthy food choices consistent with the Mediterranean-type diet.
  3. Incorporating 150 min/ wk of moderate exercise.
  4. Using stress reducing techniques on a regular basis with a goal of 20 min / day.
  5. Applying data on habit formation strategies to form their own new habits and also to teach and coach their patients.

♦Evaluation
Pre and post workshop surveys will be collected. Format for 60-90 min Sessions (except for Movement Sessions) A didactic presentation giving research data related to the topic will be presented. Participants will break in groups of two and discuss opportunities and challenges, and specific techniques for application in their own lives and in coaching their patients. Returning to the larger group, the moderator will facilitate a process to share ideas and outcomes from the discussions groups.


Retreat Schedule

Tuesday, October 24

3:00-4:00 Check-in

5:30 -6:30 Dinner

6:30-8:00 What Matters to YOU. Imagine YOU as you want to be. Learn goal setting strategies as an effective means for creating a healthy life style.  Ellen Barnett, MD

Wednesday, October 25

7:30 – 8:00 am   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. Rosalyn White, BFA (Optional)

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15  SMART Goals Make Healthy Habits. Working with ourselves and our patients to use the science of habit formation to create goals that are attainable and measurable. Ellen Barnett, MD

10:15 -10:45 am Break

10:45 -12:00 Healthy Movement.  Exploring the benefits of starting and maintaining an exercise program. Robert B. Dozor, MD and Shari Sunshine, MA, CMT

12:15- 1:00 pm   Lunch

1:00-2:00 Creating Wellness for Self and Others. Review of the medical benefits of healthy life-style choices. Inventory of participants strengths and challenges in self care and counseling patients, and discussion of how they will implement their new skills.  Robert B. Dozor, MD and Ellen Barnett, MD

2:00-5:30 pm Free time for hiking, reading, bodywork

5:30 – 6:30 pm   Dinner

6:30-8:00 pm   Compassion for Self and Others. Burnout is perhaps the greatest challenge in counseling patients as well as for self-care. Compassion awareness and training offers opportunities for inroads into this challenge. Robert B. Dozor, MD

Thursday, October 26

7:30 – 8:00 am   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. Rosalyn White, BFA (Optional)

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-10:30 am  Mindfulness: A Path to Stress Reduction-Expanded Techniques.   There are several effective techniques for developing stress-reducing benefits. These include specialized movement, chanting and visualization practices. Rosalyn White, BFA

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-12:15 pm Healthy Movement: Tools for Keeping Us Moving. An exploration of the physiologic and emotional effects of sustained and energetic exercise. Robert B. Dozor and Shari Sunshine, MA, CMT

12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch

1:15-2:00 pm Creating Wellness in the Clinical Visit. Wellness visits, counseling and education codes, listening for readiness, and motivational interviewing will be covered. Ellen Barnett, MD

2:00-5:30 pm  Free time for hiking, reading, bodywork

5:30 – 6:30   Dinner

6:30-8:00 pm Taking it Home: Making New Habits Our Own. Meeting the challenge of making healthy choices consistent and long-term as a model for good patient care as well as for self-care. Ellen Barnett, MD and the faculty team.

Friday, October 27

7:30 – 8:00 am   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. Rosalyn White, BFA (Optional)

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

10:00 Checkout

For full course descriptions and faculty information, click here.


 

Retreat + a private room in a shared deluxe cottage  – $875

Retreat + Private Cottage – $995

Retreat for two in a shared cottage (private bedrooms) – $1650

*All meals are included in the retreat. Enjoy nourishing organic vegetarian cuisine.

*Bodywork is scheduled separately at an additional cost. Click here for more information & to schedule your appointment.

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