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Advanced Provider APW Wellness Workshop YALE

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Yale Child Study Center – Cohen Auditorium

230 South Frontage Road

New Haven, CT 06519

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YALE - Healthcare Provider APW Wellness Workshop


Maintaining resiliency when working in healthcare is a challenge. Ultimate solutions will require collaborative efforts by all stakeholders. Healthcare providers can incorporate daily practices that provide significant mental and physical renewal. With intervals of renewal productivity increases, mistakes decrease and wellness improves.

Research examining multiple biomarkers of stress indicates adding a combination of SKY Breathing Meditation and Effortless Deep Meditation creates rapid movement toward autonomic homeostasis and a physiologic shift in the autonomic nervous system promoting parasympathetic arousal within the first two sessions.

Sustaining a practice requires tools that are easily mastered, provide high-yield results and take minimal time. The APW program provides those tools. Join us for this important event to learn best mind-body practices for wellness.

The APW program targets all 4 drivers of resiliency:

  • Energy renewal
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-awareness
  • Emotion regulation

The core of the training includes the unique SKY breathwork practice and Effortless Deep Meditation technique (EDM). SKY breathwork is an advanced breath-based meditative tool (body-breath driven), while EDM is an automatic self-transcending method to meditation. These two practices have been sourced from traditional, ancient Indian meditation systems because of their time-tested effectiveness, fast-acting results and the ability to master them quickly.

The training includes:

  • SKY breathwork practice
  • Effortless Deep Meditation technique (EDM)
  • Evidence based mind management principles used in positive psychology.
  • Mindfulness based principles for greater awareness and stress management.
  • Techniques to combat sleep difficulties.
  • Narrative medicine.
  • Belongingness exercises to develop stronger peer support.
  • Short form yoga postures.


Yale Child Study Center – Cohen Auditorium
230 South Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06519

Friday 6:00-9:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm

Attending all sessions is necessary - Lunch is provided on Sat and Sun

Accreditation Statement 16 hours

CME, CNE, CEU: 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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Advanced Physician Wellness program. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Evaluate the differences in methods, goals and results of mindfulness practices, yoga-based breathing meditation techniques and an effortless, non-focused, automatic self-transcending practice for deep meditation
  2. Describe the natural connection that exists between the breath and the mind and how using certain breathing techniques can significantly reduce anxiety and stressful reactions beyond traditional methods of relaxation
  3. Perform, without guidance, a specific set of breathing and meditation techniques that deeply rest and renew the mind and body, reduce anxiety and emotional stress, improve performance and increase compassion
  4. Identify specific negative bias tendencies of the mind to improve self-reflective reframing of negative thoughts to more positive responses resulting in improved patient interaction, team relationships and professionalism.

Faculty for this workshop:

Denise Richardson is a senior instructor with Project Welcome Home Troops and the International Association of Human Values where for over 20 years she has taught hundreds of people a range of programs on meditation, breathing, and specialized programs for cancer and depression. She also teaches advanced graduate programs along with meditation retreats. Denise is a national leader in the human potential movement. She has over 40 years of meditation experience, and she brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of the mind, body complex.

Cynthia Randolph, LCSW, is a Behavioral Health Program Manager for the State of Connecticut. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut. She has worked for the state of Connecticut for twenty-three years and has extensive experience working with youth and adults with severe mental health challenges. She has experience in different areas in the field of social work — child welfare, trauma-informed care, psychotherapy, administrative roles, teaching and public mental health initiatives. She focuses on the role and use of contemplative practices in mental health and seeks to empower mental health practitioners with alternative healing methods as an adjunct to conventional psychiatric treatment.


PROGRAM DIRECTOR Aditi Dave MD. Dr. Dave is a hospitalist and Integrative Medicine specialist trained at the University of Michigan. She brings a wealth of experience, both as a licensed medical practitioner and 12 years as a certified intstructor for breathing and meditation practices. She is currently practicing at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem.

Dr. Deepmala M.D. graduated from Duke University, NC in 2011 in Psychiatry and then did Pediatric Psychiatry fellowship at University of Arkansas/Arkansas Children's Hospital where she worked as assistant professor for 2 years before moving to her current position at MultiCare Behavior Health in Puyallup, WA. She has experience in different areas in the field of psychiatry -- pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, research, administrative roles, teaching and public mental health initiatives. For the past 2 years she has been focusing on the role of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques in mental health.

Jim Larsen M.Ed. Jim has taught meditation programs internationally for over 40 years, including specialized courses for military veterans (, prison inmates (, trauma survivors, patient-centered wellness programs and advanced meditation wellness retreats.

Priya Narayanan, M.D is a psychiatrist with extensive experience working with the severely mentally ill particularly with patients suffering with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety in community based programs in Los Angeles. She has special interest in alternative modalities of healing and is involved in reviewing research pertaining to practice of yoga and meditation as an adjunct to conventional psychiatric treatment.

Usha Peri M.D. completed her internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and nephrology fellowship at University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. She has been practicing medicine and nephrology for past 17 years and is the immediate past president and current board member at North Texas Kidney Disease Associates. Through the experience of treating her patients she realized that allopathic medicine doesn't have a good way of dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. She came across the breathing practices and owned them with passion not only for her own mental and physical health but for that of her community. She now teaches these techniques to youth and adults in her community.

Shalabh Chandra M.D. attended medical School in India at ​the​ University of Mumbai. He obtained his Master’s of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and did his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Michigan State University at East Lansing, MI. He also served as the chief cardiology fellow at MSU. He ​has advanced Cardiac electrophysiology ​fellowships from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and ​and at University of Massachusetts ​in Worcester, MA. Dr. Chandra has a personal interest in mind-body wellness and has been an instructor of ​IAHV Advanced Wellness programs for last several years. He runs wellness programs for community, patients and physicians and has 9 years of experience in teaching meditation and yoga based techniques. ​He has successfully implemented wellness programs residency training and medical student curriculums.​

Rob Feeley M.D. graduated from Amherst College (BA), Boston University (MA), Boston University School of Medicine (MD), and completed both his residency in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Yale. He is currently working at Calabasas Behavioral Health in California. He has taught the SKY Breathing Meditation program to undergraduates at Harvard and MIT, as well as to medical students and attending faculty at Yale.



Eight-Year APW program for Medical Residents at Michigan State University

"Advanced Physician Wellness Program is a well designed program that has been a wonderful tool in teaching stress management and achieving emotional wellness, increasingly necessary in modern medicine… The Physician Wellness Program has been a formal part of our residency training since 2009. We included this program as a way to help residents manage their stress and improve wellness. This is very well received and gets great reviews and feedback, both informally and in our formal end of rotation evaluation. I strongly recommend this program if you have similar interests for your training program."

Robert C. Smith, M.D., M.S. University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Michigan State University Department of Medicine

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Yale Child Study Center – Cohen Auditorium

230 South Frontage Road

New Haven, CT 06519

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