Upstreaming Stress to Improve Wellbeing : for Provider, Patient & Life
The Integrative Practitioner Forum provides an ongoing structure for local health care providers, faculty and students to learn from and network with each other, and for practitioners who are working collaboratively to present their findings and successes. Presentations are free and open to the public.
With the growing complexity of our healthcare system and how we deliver care there is an imperative to improve the health and wellbeing of our healthcare teams. In this session I will share why organizations all over the world are integrating tools to improve wellbeing and reduce stress into the workplace along with ways to integrate them into healthcare for providers, patients and life.
How stress effects how we work, live and care for patients
Explore stress reduction tools to improve health and wellbeing
Research: the science behind the effects of stress, stress reduction and resiliency behaviors patterns and how it affects our brain and how we interface with life
How to find your personal stress reduction protocol to build resilience and integrate the practices into your work and life.
Experience guided awareness practices : meditation, breath work, guided imagery, body scan
Mary Stretter has an MS in Radiologic Sciences, BS in Professional Studies with an Integrative Medicine concentration, certified yoga instructor, healing touch and mindfulness practitioner with training in MBSR and SMART. Over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field and currently an APP (Advance Practice Provider) working in a quality role for the department of Radiology at The University of Vermont Medical Center. Director of Quality for Imaging the World, a global health organization. Actively leading research studies integrating resiliency tools: to empower patients in regards to their health experience and outcomes, address burnout to healthcare providers and as a tool to live life more joyfully.