Feeling burned out, stressed out, irritable, and disconnected? This is the workshop for you. Join a small group of providers experiencing similar challenges. Learn how the field of positive psychology is informing how we can become happier and more fulfilled healthcare providers. Engage in both didactic and experiential activities. Let the horses inform and inspire your commitment to an intentional well-being practice.
Day 1: 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please Note: “From Stressed to Serene” and “Empowered Practice” may be taken individually, independent of the other, but we strongly encourage you to consider taking these as a series! Together, they are the yin and yang of well-being, providing complementary and inter-related skills. Receive a $150 discount if signing up for both!
Payment in full is required to reserve your spot. Cancellations prior to 30 days of the workshop date will result in a refund of half the payment. There are no refunds for cancellations less than 30 days before the workshop.
1) Examine the prevalence of, and factors contributing to, provider burnout.
2) Discuss evidence based practices proven to increase long-term happiness and well-being.
3) Learn heart breathing, a technique to achieve a state of autonomic balance and psycho-physiologic harmony.
4) Practice specific mindfulness techniques, including mindfulness meditation and heart breathing, with and without the horses.
5) Use non-verbal communication effectively to improve relationships with patients and colleagues.
6) Describe “calming signals” exhibited by horses expressing anxiety or escalating tension. Bring awareness to early stage, and escalating, signs of anxiety in yourself and in your patients. Develop an individual plan for responding to increasing anxiety early and productively to diffuse escalating tension.
Dr. Nicole Artz,MD, practices Palliative Care at Unity Point Health, Des Moines.She is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care.She previously worked as a hospitalist, started and directed a multidisciplinary program for adults with sickle cell disease at The University of Chicago and co-directed a new palliative care program at Loyola University in Chicago.She has had a lifelong passion for horses.She completed an equine assisted learning apprenticeship program in 2018 and is now a certified Eponaquest Instructor.She is the founder and director of Monarch Equine Facilitated Learning in Indianola, Iowa with a focus on building skills to improve physical and mental wellbeing.
ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Monarch Equine Facilitated Learning. The Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.
PLANNER/FACULTY DISCLOSURES: Nicole Artz has reported no relevant financial relationships.
Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the program director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.