Desired Outcomes (Objectives)

After attending the 2017 Integrative Health and Resilience Conference, the participants will:

  1. Be able to interact and share perspectives with consumers, providers, clinicians, and researchers about selected integrative techniques and methods.
  2. Learn how complementary and integrative health techniques can positively affect the quality of health care and potentially reduce health care costs.
  3. Learn about the variety and approaches of the integrative and complementary medicine modalities and know what works and what does not as per the literature.
  4. Learn integrative health skills that they can use personally to enrich their own lives and the lives of their clients/patients.
  5. Understand the nature of resiliency and how to resiliently map stages in their lives and the lives of their patients/clients that allow for growth through life challenges.
  6. Learn how to access up-to-date resources and evidence on the effectiveness of integrative modalities through library resources.

Conference Description

The conference is a two-day experience.  There will be five keynote speakers and 28 breakout sessions- each an hour in length.

  • Yotam Heineberg Psy.D. is a collaborating scientist at the Stanford University Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education as well as a Clinical Supervisor at Palo Alto University  He remarks will focus on evolutionary neuroscience, emotion research, physiology, and applied skills that support compassion focused psychoeducation.  The intent is to weave in elements of somatic awareness, visualizations, cognitive behavioral skills training, and more into client care. This presentation will rely on the new concept of Compassionate Mind Training (CMT).


  • Christine Stewart, RN a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor, serving as Director for Critical Care Services at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California. She will speak on Healing Touch as a gentle, nurturing biofield therapy that uses heart-centered touch to assist in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. The American Holistic Nurses Association has developed the Healing Touch Certificate Program by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) in 1989.


The breakout sessions will feature local researchers and practitioners.  Topics include among others:

  • Mindfulness based stress management
  • Yoga for burn victims—will bring in patients
  • Mind Body Integration for Fitness
  • Dealing with PTSD, Insomnia, Anxiety and pain for Veterans (VA Hospital)
  • How do to the Feldenkrais Method
  • The Vitality Map
  • How to get the latest information on Integrative Health Modalities.
  • Energy based psychotherapy- results and applications
  • Rosen Method Bodywork
  • Empathy and Forgiveness
  • Big mind-Big heart
  • The Power of the Medicine Walk-wild nature, intention and stories
  • Laughter yoga
  • The applied integrative health model
  • Conflict resolutions
  • Symphony of healing—dialogue in compassionate leadership for biofield therapies
  • Yoga


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