|Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15
This lab-intensive continuing medical education course prepares the learner to implement more integrative patient care with meditation and to discern how and why to approach various patient populations. Participants will leave the course ready to implement meditation instruction when they return to the clinic. Attention will be given to neuropsychiatry anatomy and function and what research reveals the impact is with trauma, stress, pain, and meditation. Health care providers will also learn the benefits of self-practice and how to quickly ground and center between patients, how to create appropriate boundaries, and to prevent burnout This course integrates the science and research of mind body medicine and meditation with practical experience. The lab-intensive segments will allow practitioners to experience several types of meditation, including walking meditation and integration of breath-linked-movement, such as yoga. Attention will be given to neuropsychiatry anatomy and function and what the research reveals in regard to trauma, stress, pain and the impact of meditation. Because the field of mind-body integration is vast, participants will leave with an understanding of how to choose the right technique for patients and how to integrate this instruction into a standard treatment session. No prior experience with meditation or yoga is necessary. In this age of changing healthcare dynamics and dealing with chronic pain, many therapists are struggling with burnout, or compassion fatigue. This course provides participants with tools and strategies for the work day to maintain boundaries, self-care, and self-awareness during the work day.
This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, psychologists, pain managment specialists, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
What to bring:
Yoga mat or blanket, sweater/sweatshirt
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Integrate mind-body principles and practices into patient care
2. Identify the appropriate mind-body technique for patient situation and presentation
3. Describe breathing, meditation, and guided imagery techniques for pain and stress management
4. Describe the role of meditation and visualization in healing with patients
5. Ground themselves with one-minute techniques in between patients
6. Describe neuropsychological brain function and how it is altered by stress, abuse, and meditation
7. List and describe research regarding the effect of meditation on physiology and brain functioning
8. Communicate with patients regarding history of abuse and trauma
9. Appropriately refer patients who need additional psychologic/psychiatric intervention
We always want to hear from those interested in hosting our courses. We work with healthcare organizations of all types, sizes, and locations. Please, Contact us about Hosting Meditation for Patients and Providers or any other course!
This course couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time because I was in a major burn out. I was becoming an unhappy person not only my professional life but personal life and know I needed to make a change. Now I’m learning this course more empowered to care for myself better so I can help my patients in a healthy way and enjoy my job again! I am walking away from this course with so many valuable strategies and also feel so much more relaxed and hopeful!
- Carrie Schofield, PT, DPT, PRPC - Scottsdale, AZ
This was the perfect course for me as I am at my burn-out phase at home and at work. I appreciate the self-care tools (meditation, cognitive reframing etc.) that I can immediately apply for myself because “I am worth it”.
- Arlene Silveyra, PT - Orange, CA
Fantastic Course. Very valuable for any practitioner to prevent bum out and learn strategies to exemplify self-core and self-worth.
- Taflyn Wilschinsky, PT, DPT - Santa Cruz, CA
The discussion stemming from our higher power homework was amazing and so thought provoking. I felt this was a very beneficial part of the course. This course is one I think any empathic or burned out therapist / healthcare professional / really anyone can benefit greatly from. These are tools we all need but so rarely taught using these tools will help me maintain work – life boundaries and my energy so that I have longevity as a PT.
- Mary Panushka, PT, DPT - Santa Rosa, CA
Thank you for realizing the need for this course having the manual and your concrete examples are exactly what I needed to make the changes my body told me I needed.
- Diana O'Brien,PT, MPT - Wilson, WY
Jen and Nari created this beautiful course to empower us to lead long – lasting, fulfilling careers and lives by teaching us not only how to care for our patients, but also ourselves!
- Justine Payne, PT, DPT, RYT - Miami, FL
Jen and Nari are the nicest people ever! This course was much appreciated and had a plenty of evidence-based information to substantiate patient care approaches. The instructors demonstrate authenticity get the evidence and hope of change (due to applying the principles taught in the class) Highly recommended this class! Thank you!
- Karen Vande Vegte PT, PRPC - San Diego, CA
Thank you, Thank you, thank you for teaching this course. This has changed the way I think about my life and my practice. I already have less anxiety about work this week. I am so appreciative of all the things I have learned.
- Vanessa Tipon Figuero, DPT - San Diego, CA
A fantastic course to gain personal introspection, create boundaries, and gain tools to help your patients help themselves. All while learning to help yourself too!
-Devin DeGreif, DPT, CSCS - Eugene, OR
It was a weekend filled with empowerment, positive affirmations, instantly applicable strategies! Excellent!
-Megan Horeis PT, DPT, WCS - Peckville, PA
This course was different from any I have ever taken. Not only did I learn clinical skills - but I learned it is so worth it to take care of me. Let the self work begin.
-Kara Infante, PT, DPT, CLT-UE - Norfolk, VA
Thank you for opening my eyes to a healtheir way of living my life first & working secondly. Thank you for what I think will change the trajectory of my career!
-Emily Wilson, PT, DPT - Cheyenne, WY