Educational Opportunities for Optimal Health
There is no better way to convey what integrative medicine offers for optimal health than to offer training and education to health care professionals as well as patients.
The training and education developed and delivered by UH Connor Integrative Health Network has several goals, including:
- Introduction to, and enhanced awareness of, integrative medicine modalities, therapies and techniques
- Instruction about relevant and critical topics such as stress, moods and mindfulness and positive-mindedness that promote well-being and optimal health
- Training of physicians, nurses and other clinical health care professionals to enhance their own well-being and effectively use integrative medicine to benefit themselves and their patients
Our network of integrative medicine professionals is currently creating a menu of such opportunities, including seminars, workshops and retreats. Some of the programs may offer continuing medical education credits.
Heal the Healer
One of the seminars we have held in the past is Heal the Healer. Through this seminar, caregivers learned how to take better care of themselves so they could take better care of their patients or family. In 2015, a capacity crowd of 330 caregivers attended.
Talks by UH experts ranged from how to maintain healthy muscles – crucial in a field like nursing – to using mindfulness to avoid burnout.
Attendees received CME credit, and many said they appreciated a day in which they could partake of massage, guided imagery and yoga to keep themselves strong and flexible, in body and mind.