Let's face it - sometimes these topics can be SOOOO boring to learn about! That's why I strives to always incorporate an approach of "edutainment" - education along with entertainment - to my speaker sessions and workshops. Whether it's trivia style, punny jokes, or just being a plain ole' goofball, I am passionate about sharing this important information in a way that my attendees walk away from the sessions inspired to engage the knowledge learned into their own lifestyles!
With an understanding of how we tend to know what we should do to take care of ourselves, it can be a struggle to actually do those things! I could try to tell you what to do until I'm blue in the face - but I'm not here to be the "expert," I'm here to be your coach during my sessions. By taking the coach approach, I helping veterinary professionals understand and accept their starting point, invite them to explore what is most meaningful in their lives, brainstorming various strategies and skills to support their well-being and begin designing their unique action plan for success!
Healthy lifestyles have demonstrated a reciprocal, reinforcing link with positive emotions referred to as the “upward spiral theory of lifestyle change.” This theory explains how positive affect can facilitate long-term adherence to positive health behaviors and have lasting lifestyle changes (Lianov, 2021; Van Cappellen et al., 2019).
Through the creation of positive health habits using lifestyle medicine, veterinary professionals will feel empowered to transform their behaviors, engaged in making positive changes, and encouraged to prioritize their self-care.
VET CARE: Compassionate Care For Yourself
VET CALM: Stress Less With Mindfulness
VET VITALITY: Mindful, Value-Based Living For Veterinary Professionals
VET STRONG: Strength Training Program With A Mental Toughness Curriculum
VET SWEAT: Cardio Fitness Program With An Exercise Is Medicine Curriculum
Taking ACTion For Veterinary Well-Being
Be Kind To Your Mind: Strategies For Promoting Mental Well-Being
Let's Get PAWSitive: Using Positive Psychology To Enhance Veterinary Well-Being
Healthier Happy Hours