Wellbeing & Resiliency for Health Care Professionals
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Wellbeing & Resiliency for Health Care Professionals

Wellbeing & Resiliency for Health Care Professionals

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Crowne Plaza Bloomington

5401 Green Valley Drive

Bloomington, MN 55437

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“Reflection, Resolution and Renewal”

Intended Audience: PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP, Rehab Aides, Fitness Professionals, Administrative Staff

Category 1 CE Hours: TBD (Category 1 CE Hours will be applied for through the MN Board of PT)


Speakers: Penny George Institute Instructors for AM session

Since the early 2000s, the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing (PGIHH) has been providing integrative therapy education and training for health care professionals locally at Allina Health and nationally at other hospital systems and healthcare organizations. Through instructor‐led training, e‐learning modules, patient education, workshops and conference presentations, research and consulting, the PGIHH team of experts has provided the training and foundation for health care systems to expand their integrative whole health approach.

Jayson King RN, BS, NCTMB, HNB-BC, Senior Trainer for the Center for Training and Innovation, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health, Manager Art of Healing program

Jayson is a registered nurse, board certified in holistic nursing and has a Bachelor of Science degree in art education. He also has national certification in therapeutic massage and professional training in shiatsu therapy, mindfulness and meditation, Healing Touch, guided imagery, and from the Center for Mind Body Medicine. He has practiced and taught holistic therapies for over 30 years in many different settings locally, nationally and internationally. He is a working artist and writer.

Julie Streeter BSN, RN, HNB-BC, BCTMB, Clinical Aromatherapist, Senior Trainer for the Center for Training and Innovation, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health

Julie is Board Certified in Holistic Nursing, Board Certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork and specializes in oncology massage. She is a clinical Aromatherapist and is in charge of the aromatherapy program at Allina Health. She travels and teaches holistic therapies throughout the United States.

Nancy Cox, RN, Healing Coach, Senior Trainer for the Center for Training and Innovation, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health

Nancy is a registered nurse, trained as a Cancer Guide through the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington D.C., certified in Integrative Guided Imagery, and has been a Therapeutic Touch practitioner since 1978. She is the healing coach at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and provides a program in Transformative Aging with the Penny George Institute.


8:00‐8:15 Coffee/registration/sign in

8:15‐8:30 Welcome/Introductions/ Outline for the morning, Opening the Loop exercise, grounding outcomes meditation

8:30‐9:45 Building Resiliency through Times of Change

This 75 minute segment will focus on presenting a model of building resiliency. Participants will understand what resiliency is, how to live a life that reduces stress and how to create resiliency. Participants will learn where to start in their own lives to build more resiliency on a day to day basis.

9:4510:00 Break

10:00‐10:45 Managing Self and Others through Change into Innovation

A model for understanding others during change and how change affects people differently will be presented. As leaders and health care professionals, we need to be able to understand the change process and how to lead others through change. This segment focuses on understanding others and what impacts their capacity for change. Participants will understand the underlying issues that affect motivation and engagement and practice related self-care skills.

10:45-11:30 Mindfulness/Meditation – Experiential Learning

Participants will be lead through a discussion regarding mindfulness practice and then have the

opportunity to experience a process to learn mindfulness

11:30- 12:15 How to Maintain Life Balance in a Fast Paced, Changing Culture

Participants will go through a process to assess current state of life balance. Is it designed to produce stress, illness and overall unwell states or is it designed for health and wellbeing? Participants will have the opportunity to design a life that is balanced for health and wellbeing

12:15‐12:30 Wrap up/Questions/What’s Next – Large group discussion and feedback forms

12:30 – 1:15 pm - Lunch on your own

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS (We'll split into two groups and both will be able to experience yoga and T'ai Chi Chih in a smaller group setting):


Speaker: Ronna Rochell, MFA

Ronna has been teaching yoga for over 26 years and is a certified hatha yoga teacher. She obtained her certifications through 2 different yoga schools. In 1998, she was certified as a hatha yoga teacher through Master Yoga Academy, and in 2008, she was certified as an Anusara yoga teacher. Ronna is also certified as an experienced registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance; E-RYT 500. Ronna co-founded a yoga studio, The OM Collective, in Minneapolis in 2010 with 3 other partners. She has since let the studio go, and is continuing BodyWisdom, teaching yoga classes at various Minneapolis locations. She also is the Director of Fitness Solutions with Centrex Rehab, leading other fitness coordinators in bringing yoga/fitness/cardio/strength classes to seniors. Presently, she dedicates her life to bringing yoga into every aspect of her life, from teaching, to her marriage, to being a mother of three boys. Prior to deepening her journey through yoga, Ronna was a professional modern dancer, as well as earning her MFA in Dance in 1989. She also received her BA in Psychology from The University of Michigan in 1986. All of her life experience gives her unique perspective on the body’s optimal health, expression, and bio-mechanics. Ronna is an enthusiastic teacher who inspires her students with her playful yet serious approach to her classes. Ronna invites her students to step into their own truth: their place of connection of mind, body, and spirit.


Speaker: Mary Weddle

Mary has been practicing T’ai Chi Chih since 2011 and became an Accredited Instructor in 2014. Prior to learning T’ai Chi Chih, Mary studied and practiced T’ai Chi Chuan for 10 years. She currently teaches T’ai Chi Chih at Plymouth Creek Center in Plymouth, MN. A physical therapist since 1987, she recently retired from 21 years of teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at St. Catherine University.

Mary is a Certified Spiritual Director, serving as a listening companion for seekers wishing to awaken to and cultivate their spirituality in both the ordinary, and not-so-ordinary events of their lives. As a City House volunteer, she provides spiritual companionship for people who have been marginalized by society. Mary enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking or riding her bicycle.


1:15-1:35 pm: Basics and Benefits of Yoga or T’ai Chi Chih

1:35-2:20 pm: Yoga or T'ai Chi Chih Movement Practice

2:20-2:30 pm: Questions

2:30-2:45 pm: Transition to second workshop

2:45-3:05 pm: Basics and Benefits of Yoga or T’ai Chi Chih

3:05-3:50 pm: Yoga or T'ai Chi Chih Movement Practice

3:50-4:00 pm: Questions


Each 75 minute experiential workshop session will cover the benefits of yoga or T'ai Chi Chih, as well as practice some movement, emphasizing the therapeutic effects of both on one’s mind and body.


After these sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic characteristics of the practice of yoga and T'ai Chi.
  • Explain the theoretical rationale of how yoga and T'ai Chi Chih affects health and well-being.
  • Name possible benefits of practicing yoga and T'ai Chi Chih.
  • Perform selected yoga poses and selected movements of T’ai Chi Chih.
  • Access further resources and/or training in yoga and T’ai Chi Chih or other forms of T’ai Chi.

Non-employee/On-call Therapist Cancellation policy: Cancellations received at least five or more working days before the event are refundable, minus a $20 administrative charge per registrant. There is no refund for cancellations received less than five working days before the start of course. A refund or voucher will be issued to any participant who is registered to attend a seminar that is cancelled by Centrex Rehab.

Centrex Employee Cancellation Policy:

  • Centrex requires a one month cancellation notice from the registered employee. Eventbrite will send a registration reminder just before this time frame.
  • Centrex will allow one emergency cancellation per employee every 2 years without penalty (i.e. you or family member is sick, car died, etc.)
  • Any no show or cancellation without proper notice and beyond the one allowed emergency cancellation will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

You do not need to bring a ticket to the course with you.

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