Advanced Provider Wellness: Resiliency for dentists and allied health professionals
Friday, 09/13/19 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, 09/14/19 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, 09/15/19 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Advanced Provider Wellness program (APW) for Dentists and adjunct health professionals provides training in evidenced-based, high-yield mind/body techniques that have been documented to rapidly reduce stress and burnout and build resiliency and wellness. The APW curriculum addresses the 4 recognized drivers of health provider burnout/resilience. Mind/body techniques include breath-based practices (such as Sudarshan Kriya) and an effortless meditation technique that calm and renew the hyper-stimulated nervous system which dentists and other health providers often experience. Training is complemented with mind-management principles and peer support and connection, delivered through interactive processes and group discussion. Attendees receive an understanding of the psycho-biology behind mind/body practices and the research on the causes and risks of burnout. At workshop completion attendees will be proficient in a set of mind/body technologies to practice on their own.
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Providers will learn a combination of unique breathing based and effortless meditation tools. Specifically, providers will master an advanced methodology known as SKY Breathing Meditation (aka Sudarshan Kriya Yoga and accompanying practices), along with EDM (Effective Deep Meditation). Additional training will provide life skills in use of additional yoga based breathing techniques, mindfulness principles to stress management, ways to relieve daily fatigue and a Yoga methodology for sleep support.
Detailed Course Schedule
Aditi Dave, MD, Director Advanced Provider Wellness and Faculty, Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Integrative Medicine
Ronnie Newman Ed.M., Director of Research, APW and Director of Research and Health Promotion, International Association for Human Values
James Larsen M.Ed., Trainer for health provider programs, International Association for Human Values.
- Evaluate the differences in methods, goals and results of mindfulness practices, yoga-based breathing meditation techniques, SKY Breathing Meditation and effortless deep meditation practices.
- Describe the natural connection that exists between the breath and the mind and how certain breathing techniques can quickly and significantly reduce anxiety and stressful reactions better than other methods of relaxation or other coping strategies.
- Perform, without guidance, a specific set of breathing and meditation techniques that deeply rest and renew the mind and body and reduce anxiety and emotional stress, thereby improving performance and patient care.
- Apply mindfulness to identify common reactive patterns driven by negative bias and apply self-reflective reframing of these patterns to more positive responses resulting in improved patient interaction, team relationships and professionalism.
- Recognize the importance of maintaining personal resiliency through effective mind-body practices as a professional and personal responsibility for clinicians while the medical system implements solutions to address system’s dysfunction impacting Health Provider burnout.