• $940.00 – EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Expires 12/7/2018. Price per person includes CEUs, Lodging, Meals, Coursework and All Activities
  • $1,240.00 – Price per person includes CEUs, Lodging, Meals, Coursework and All Activities
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Mindful heartsGROWTH ~ A Retreat for Healthcare Professionals

With Cheryl D. Pierson, PT, MS and Arlene McCarthy PT, DPT

March 29 - 31, 2019

Develop a toolbox for busy clinicians. Explore evidence-based approaches for developing a self-care program that will energize and sustain you in today’s challenging health care environment.

A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”  ― Christopher K. Germer

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals interested in preventing burn-out or compassion fatigue

Course Level: Intermediate (2 or more years of clinical practice)


Welcome to heartsGROWTH, a unique blend of compassion and wellness for the medical professional. heartsGROWTH provides self-care tools for the passionate and dedicated health care provider. Through growing the heart with gratitude, resilience, optimism, wisdom, truth/trust and humanity you can reawaken the JOY within you for the work you do.

Retreat Overview:

  • Learn Self-Care Practices

  • Neuroscience of Compassion

  • Use Mindfulness for improving patient interactions

  • Mechanisms of Engagement

    • Reflection

    • Small Group

    • Discussions

  • Optimize Therapeutic Relationships

  • Enhance Communication with Clients

  • Create a Sustainable Practice


Wellness Activities:

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Nature Walk

  • Breath Awareness

  • Stillness and Reflection

  • Massage


Cheryl D. Pierson, PT, MS
Cheryl  works with the Kaiser Permanente Neuro Physical Therapy Residency and is an avid communityvolunteer. Her health care roles include clinician, manager, educator, researcher and consultant. Her teaching is enriched by her studies at the School of Lost Borders and her beliefs in the healing quality of nature and community service. She is pursuing certification as a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher through UCSD Center for Mindfulness with Kristen Neff & Christopher Germer
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Arlene McCarthy PT, DPT
Arlene McCarthy, PT, DPT is a board certified neurologic physical therapist with extensive experience as a clinician, leader, teacher, mentor and consultant. Arlene is also trained as a yoga instructor at the 500 hour level and has a holistic and integrative approach to health. She is the current Director of the Kaiser Permanente Neuro Physical Therapy Residency, and is a part-time faculty member at the UCSF/SFSU PT program. She is interested in the role of…
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