Dr. Anna Vu-Wallace, MD
Meditation has been studied over 30 years and is an evidence-based method that counteracts daily stress responses. The effects have been shown in MRIs of the brain, in biochemical changes in blood, and even in genetic changes in the body. This mind-body method has been proven to significantly improve health and quality of life for patients with illnesses that are caused or made worse by stress, including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, pain and fatigue syndromes, mood disorders and many others. It has been shown to also improve attention, increase creativity and provide greater cognitive flexibility. The benefits proven for patients using this method also applies directly to all healthcare providers. It is an important step in ‘healing the healer’.
This stress-reduction workshop will help providers:
- Understand stress physiology and its consequences
- Become familiar with current research on meditation and its role in stress-reduction
- Learn and practice a simple mindfulness, evidenced based method to reduce stress
Jan 20 (Sa)
Location: Seton Cove
This is a CME / CEU acccredited course! 5 CMEs / CEUs of Continuing Education
DISCOUNT: $50 for Healthcare Providers.
Underwritten by Seton Cove and a special benefactor (normally $150)
Anna Vu-Wallace, MD
, is an Internal Medicine physician with a focus on peri-operative medicine. She is a former part-owner and has served as Medical Director and Board Member for Hospital Internists of Austin. She began her meditation study 8 years ago with an Eastern practice and is now practicing Centering meditation. She is trained and certified to teach the Centering Method through Contemplative Outreach. Dr. Vu also studied stress-reduction and the relaxation response through the Benson-Henry Institute, Harvard Medical School.