Relationships are fundamental to a well-lived life. In fact, social relationships are one of the pillars of lifestyle medicine, an evidence-based approach that addresses the root causes of disease with changes in lifestyle behaviors such as diet, exercise, sleep, social connectivity, and stress management. In this webinar with Julie Geeting, Coaching and Counseling Lead at PALM Health, you’ll discover more about the ways in which people are connected to others and ways you can care for and strengthen your own relationships.
The year 2022 is expected to be a time of challenge for all of us. Since people grow the most in well-being when they are challenged, this year is a unique opportunity to learn what we can do to live well. In this webinar, Dr. Robert Cloninger will discuss the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), a comprehensive tool he developed in 1993 to assess personality based on the way people learn to adapt to new or difficult situations in life. Through their TCI profile, individuals learn how to improve their adaptive skills and well-being at any age, in any situation.
Join Anthropedia for a virtual evening of music, comedy, and stories that explore how we can cultivate greater hope, laughter, and levity in times of darkness. Founded by the same leadership team that created PALM Health, Anthropedia is a nonprofit organization that teaches individuals, professionals, and other nonprofits effective ways to cultivate mental health. Anthropedia helps people struggling with issues such as toxic stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression. But more than that, they help people learn how to live a good life, full of meaning and purpose, resilience, and well-being. Your donation helps Anthropedia continue its research, development, training, and coaching.
Well-being is about having the inner resources to meet stress while being in the midst of it. PALM Health is pleased to offer virtual educational workshops to help individuals increase well-being and resilience to stress. Know Yourself Workshops are designed to help you improve your overall well-being and awareness. In this workshop, participants are introduced to the groundbreaking Know Yourself DVD curriculum, which offers tools, concepts and self-reflection exercises to help foster calmness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mind-body health. The workshop takes place over three consecutive weeks, with a 90-minute virtual meeting each week. Each week the Anthropedia Certified Instructor leads workshop participants through the content, offering additional material and reflective exercises to enhance learning.
Did you know that most of the science on exercise has been done on premenopausal subjects? Join Dr. Cynthia Kardesch, our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, as she explains the physical changes a woman’s body goes through during menopause and the science behind changing your dietary and exercise routines to reach your physical goals. Dr. Kardesch will discuss how incorporating integrative medicine treatments into your lifestyle and adjusting your exercise habits will help improve your quality of life as you go through menopause and beyond.
Imagine a closet in the back corner of your brain. It’s packed full of worries, stressors, and struggles that are unique to your life. As you move through your day-to-day tasks, it’s very common to take any negative feelings and lock them in your mind’s closet, willing them to go away. This is what most of us have been taught to do; push negative and harmful thoughts to the back of our minds.
Most of us know how to recover from a stressful day: we find ways to disconnect for the evening, spend time in quiet or with loved ones, or even perhaps get outside for a walk and fresh air. Letting your mind rest and process that stress allows you to come back ready to take on the next day. Interestingly enough, this kind of recovery doesn’t only apply to environmental stressors that affect your mental state. Physiologically, your body works the same way.
Have you ever wondered how our bodies process the chemicals found in our air, on our food, and in products in our homes? What happens when we are exposed to excessive amounts of these chemicals? In our modern, industrialized society, toxins are constantly surrounding us and creating an increased burden on our bodies’ natural detoxification pathways. We may notice these effects in our bodies over time with signs like decreased energy, brain fog, sluggish digestion, skin rashes, headaches, and other potential symptoms.
Most of us pay much attention to the external stressors in our life — the day-to-day challenges of work and family life — but are often unaware of how the internal dialogue in our mind can not only amplify stress but be a root cause of it. In this webinar, Dr. Nigel Lester, Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, will discuss the origins, nature, and function of the ever-present inner dialogue and how we can learn to cultivate an inner narrative that works for us, not against us.
Stress and emotions impact the heart, but the reverse is also true. Your body has the inherent power to calm down your mind when you are tense. In this webinar, cardiologist Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra discusses stress and the connection between the heart and mind. She will also address how you can tap into the heart-mind connection when you are in a state of stress.