Having a REAL and RIGHT Relationship…with FOOD: A Day Long Retreat

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First Stage Theater

1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons, VA 22010

Tysons, VA 22010

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For many people, weight loss is an unending battle that affects more than just our physical well- being. Discuss common myths about being overweight/obesity and present emerging science on how to address problems associated with food and eating patterns. We will explore issues such as food addiction, binging, cravings, emotional eating, brain plasticity, and teach you practical skills that will allow you to interrupt these patterns. Each person will leave with a deeper understanding of themselves in addition to remedies to empower you to take charge of your relationship with food and eating. Put an end to deprivation diets and embrace a healthy relationship that’s “right” and “real” with eating food.

Lunch will be provided.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

These workshops are designed for adults and suggest parent attend with older teenager. The teen must have some maturity and be self-directed. So anyone age 15 (if mature enough) and older would benefit.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

First Stage Theatre: Free parking. I can arrange to have you picked up/dropped off at Spring Hill Road (SIlver Line) metro station if you contact me 24 hours before at eileen@eileenogrady.net.

.02 miles from Silver line ‘Spring Hill Road” station.

1.5 Miles from Tysons Corner Center.

20 minutes from Bethesda and Washington DC.


What can I bring into the event?

Dress causally, bring your attentive self. Lunch will be provided.

Who is running the Retreat?

Retreat Directors:

Dr. Eileen O’Grady is certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach who uses an evidence-based approach with people to reverse or entirely prevent disease. She believes deeply that more attention must be paid to getting us unstuck from lifestyles that do not support wellness. She is an expert on intentional change in humans –with an emphasis on the importance of extreme self-care and how to identify and remedy a life that is out of balance. She runs the School of Wellness, which offers program on revolutionizing self-care.

She is currently an adjunct faculty in the Graduate Schools of Nursing at Pace University, Georgetown University, Duke University, and The George Washington University, where she was given ‘Outstanding Teacher’ Award.

Dr. O’Grady has practiced as a primary care provider for 15 years and has clinical expertise in sports medicine. She has authored numerous articles and chapters on primary care, orthopedics, and health policy. Recently, she edited and authored two textbooks, Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach due out in 2018 and Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care. She has taught nurses and physicians around the United States as well as around the world with the U.S. Peace Corps.

Dr. O’Grady holds three graduate degrees, a Master of Public Health from George Washington University, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing/Health Policy from George Mason University. She has dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States.

Vernice Jones

With over 20 years of experience working with global Fortune 500 companies and large nonprofits, Vernice Jones creates experiential programs that connect people to their best selves to get results. Vernice has extensive experience working with people on comprehensive leadership assessments, personal and executive coaching and experiential learning. She helps people learn more about themselves, their leadership strengths and their impact.

Vernice is known for designing engaging programs that bring forward the brilliance, insights and real-world experiences of participants. She has designed and delivered numerous leadership development programs in various industries at all levels. She believes firmly that one must lead the self-first, before leading others.

Companies Vernice has worked with include: Cargill, Nielsen, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Sikorsky Aircraft, Mitre, TASC and Girl Scouts of the USA.

Vernice created a curriculum and trained instructors at Duke University’s prestigious Leadership Academy in North Carolina, Shanghai and Beijing. Through her coaching business, she understands the diversity of the human condition, coaching people from all over the US, China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.

As a certified coach, from Coaches Training Institute, Vernice Jones is also certified in Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching and Leadership Maturity and as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach), through the International Coaching Federation.

Vernice holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, a graduate degree in Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She speaks English and is studying Mandarin Chinese.

Vernice is Founder and Principal of The Leadership Compass, a consulting firm that provides innovative leadership development solutions to individuals and organizations.

She can be reached via email at vernice@theleadershipcompass.org.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Dr. Eileen O'Grady


What's the refund policy?

Full refund up to 1 day before event.

Contact Eileen to be sure that happens....

eileen @eileenogrady.net

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