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Yale Healthcare Provider Wellness Retreat

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Healthcare Provider Wellness Retreat

Offered by Advanced Physician Wellness (APW)


Contact: cynthial.randolph@iahv.org

Recharge and Learn Sustainable Mind-Body Practices

As healthcare providers work tirelessly to improve the wellness of their clients, APW invites all the healthcare providers to dedicate a weekend to their personal wellness – renew and recharge by using easy to master mind-body relaxation techniques and mind management tools.

The core of the retreat includes 2 practices that 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

  • SKY (Sudarshan Kriya) -- a mind-body practice that utilizes the innate ability of the breath to trigger an automatic quieting of the mind, leading to a deep experience of meditation—whether you’ve never practiced meditation or have done it for years.

  • EDM (Effortless Deep Meditation) -- an automatic self-transcending practice that brings the stillness of deep meditation effortlessly, without watching or controlling the mind, even for beginners.

Research examining multiple biomarkers of stress indicates adding a combination of SKY and EDM creates rapid movement toward autonomic homeostasis and a physiological shift in the autonomic nervous system promoting the calming parasympathetic system in the body within the first two sessions.

The retreat includes:

  • Deep relaxation using simple Yoga stretches, SKY, EDM and other mind-body practices

  • Heightened clarity and more positive perspectives using evidence-based mind management positive psychology principles

  • Greater awareness and stress management using mindfulness-based principles

  • Improved sleep using special sleep meditation (Yoga Nidra)

  • Learning personal practice that can be easily practiced at home by the participants

  • 16 hours of CME, CNE, CEU

Location: Yale, New Haven, CT


  • May 31, 2019, Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • June 1, 2019, Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • June 2, 2019, Sunday 9:00am- 4:00pm

  • Attending all sessions is necessary for CME’s/CEU’s (Partial CME’s/CEU’s-

Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday

General Registration: $595.

Discounts are available for students, Yale, Veterans Adminstration, and State employees.

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 deepen 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 retreat:

Aditi Dave MD., APW Program Director
Dr. Dave is a hospitalist and Integrative Medicine specialist trained at the University of Michigan and currently employed at the Wake Forest Baptist Health System, School of Medicine. She brings a wealth of experience, both as a licensed medical practitioner and 12 years as a certified instructor for breathing and meditation practices.

Denise Richardson, Faculty
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, Faculty
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.

WEBSITE: advancedphysicianwellness.org

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