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Breakout

Sessions

In a smaller, more intimate setting you'll take a deeper dive into a topic that interests you. Enjoy a workshop, presentation, or interactive experience with a top industry professional.

Review the content below that will be covered in each breakout session. 

Presentations

Carl 

Wockner

Welcome Gathering

Experience the music and appreciate the melodies of international recording artist, Carl Wokner. Join us in kicking off the symposium Friday evening! 

Rodney 

Overstreet

Imagination & Play Yourself Back to Health, Happiness, & Prosperity

Imagination and play doesn't cease in adolescence, we just transmute it into depression anxiety, rumination, and planning. Activity: games, laughter therapy, & Neuroplasticity experience (juggling) 

Jason 

Kniola

The Mindful Mediator

Blending centuries old easter Tibetan practices and western understanding of health, Jason will compel us with the healing powers of "thoughts". Join us at the cross roads of ancient traditions and evidence based practices to learn how to heal from within.

Dr. Jessica

Zinder

Spirituality and Health

There is a correlation between having a spiritual life and a healthy life. Counseling psychologist, Dr Jessica Zinder will discuss her extensive research on the connection between spirituality and health, and how you  can apply this to your life. 

Jessica

Switzman

Resilience, Health and Balance 

During this stressful time, resilience and balance are paramount to a healthy life. Yoga and wellness instructor, Jessica Switzman will discuss these building blocks and teach how to maintain and achieve these in your life. 

Erik

Milosevich

Introduction to the Wim Hoff Method 

Ever want to breathe like a superhuman? Improve your health, strengthen your immune system, sharpen your mental activity, and manage pain. This introduction to the Wim Hoff method of breathing will leave you wanting to learn (and do) much, much more. 

Rodney

Overstreet

Misery is Optional 

"You each have individual agency and choice. We are not victims of emotional whims." Join Rodney as he teaches us to harness stoic principles for greater personal power. Misery is Optional will answer many questions you may have while stimulating thought and discussion on many other areas.  

Dr. Chris Kurtz

Sleep, Health & Balance 

Description coming soon. 

James

Nestor

"Deep"...."Breath"

How powerful can one breathe be? Is there a right way to breathe? Join this NYT best selling author as he discusses the art of breathing and the multiple mental, physical, and physiological effects the single breath has on all of us. 

Ron 

Eslinger

Healing Self-Hypnosis & Stress Management

Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health considerations meet head on with the powers of self-hypnosis. A fascinating presentation on the whats, whys, and hows of self-hypnosis and its magical effects on the self. 

Ethan 

Bickelhaupt, MD

The Personality of Mental Health 

Dr.Ethan will share his 40 years of psychiatric experience and break down how individual personalities are tiered directly to mental health and addictions. What "types" of personalities are more susceptible to mental health disorders and additions? Join his sessions to find out that answer and many more! 

Carl 

Wockner

The Magic of Music

This interactive closing day concert will be filled with high energy, music, and laughs...a perfect way to end the day. Join Carl as he collaborates with YOU, in real time, to write, compose, and perform a song or two. You won't want to miss the show! 

Tracy

Traut

Traumatic Wellbeing

Research shows that traumatic events can trigger emotional and even physical reactions that can make you more prone to a number of different health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Join Tracy as she describes this paradigm and leaves us with valuable tips on addressing trauma head on in our own lives. 

Janalea 

Hoffman

The Power of Sound

Music therapy has been shown in scores of research to reduce stress, improve outlook, and increase wellness by just listening to certain types of sounds and creating certain atmospheres. Music therapist, Janalea Hoffman will discuss these many benefits and show attendees how to integrate this in to their lives. 

Julie 

Linton

Habit Theory

Description coming soon. 

Tracy 

Traut

Killing Me Softly, Compassion Fatigue

When taking care of others has detrimental effects on self. How do you say "no"? How do you maintain self-preservation? How do you balance shame, guilt, and obligation? Tracy will answer those questions and many more in this thought-provoking presentation. 

David

Cummins, MD

Your Wellness, Your Balance, Your Drugs

To medicate or to not medicate...the ageless question. Be prepared to be blown away as Dr.Cummins discusses the history of drug use, both prescription and illicit, and their implication on your overall health. Board certified emergency room and addiction physician, David Cummins, will share his perspective of working on the front lines as those needing help with mental health or addictions seek help. 

Dr. Chris

Kurtz

Our Second Brain, A Gut Feeling

If you ever had a "gut feeling" or that thought that something isn't just right that is likely your enteric nervous system (ENS) telling you something. The emerging and surprising view of how the enteric nervous system in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat. Join Dr.Chris and she gives us a guided tour at how what we eat determines how well we are. 

Carl 

Wockner

The Medicine of Music

Ever want to write a song? Compose the melodies? Play an instrument? Join Carl as he walks through the song making process and in the process, shows us how beautiful, powerful, and healing music can be for each one of us. 

Luke

DePron

Coaching Yourself to Wellness

We are all interested in being healthy and well individuals. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to dissect all of the information available to create that truly healthy lifestyle. Join internationally known lifestyle and fitness coach, Luke DePron, as he helps you create the healthy lifestyle you want through fitness, nutrition, and healthy habits. 

Dr. Jessica

Zinder

Mental Health and Gardening

Research shows that time spent in nature and gardening have numerous health benefits. Master gardener and Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Jessica Zinder will discuss how these activities can promote wellness in countless ways. 

Rodney

Overstreet

Live By Letting Go

The power of forgetting and forgiving. The wisdom of the Tao in the 21st-century. Activity: Guided imagery experience of the Taoist principle of flowing like water. Then, some Tai Chi. 

Dustin 

Dean

Psychological First Aid

This talk will discuss the techniques for effective communication for those in need of mental health support. Join psychiatric registered nurse and Behavioral Emergency Response Team member, Dustin Dean for this informative and eye-opening discussion on verbal de-escalation and verbal support. 

Dr. Terry 

Harman

Spirituality and Spiritual Emptiness

What is spirituality? Why is it so important to mental health? What is I "don't believe"? Join Dr.Terry as he takes us on a spiritual journey to help us discover how our belief systems effects our mental and physical wellbeing. 

Julie

Linton

Neurophysiology of Addiction

How does addiction start, how does it end, and what is the process in between? Are some people more susceptible to addictions and why? Join Julie as she describes the cascade of addiction, sobriety, and neuroplasticity. 

Peter

Strube

Student Wellness and Stress Reduction

Dr. Peter Strube is the creator of a program that institutes stress management practices along with didactic material for students in high stakes training programs such as advanced practice medical professionals that require board exams. If you are a student or an educator, come and learn about this program and techniques that have shown incredible success in over 200 students. 

Amy  

Riescheck

A Case for Life Coaching

Description coming soon.  

Garry 

Brydges

Crisis Incidence Stress Management

Description coming soon. 

Garry Brydges

Leadership: Fearless Motivation

Description coming soon.  

Pam  

Brasher

The Toxic Lounge

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Experiences

Ron 

Eslinger

Self Hypnosis Experience

During this interactive experience, Master Hypnotist, Ron Eslinger will teach techniques for self hypnosis and lead the group through a relaxing, rejuvenating, and renewing hypnosis experience. Following this session, many of the participants will feel as if they just had 4-6 hours of sleep or they just walked out of a spa day. How will you feel? It's up to you. 

Ethan

Bickelhaupt, MD

Ask a Psychiatrist: Interactive Q&A Experience

Have you ever had questions about psychology, mental health, treatment, wellness, or therapy but were afraid to ask? Join Dr. Bickelhaupt for an interactive, judgement free, and safe space to ask anything related to the world of psychology, therapy, and mental health. Moderated by The Provider Wellness Symposium Co-Founder, Rodrigo Garcia. 

Janalea

Hoffman 

Native American Flute Experiential

Music therapist, Janalea Hoffman will teach the health benefits of listening to and playing the magical Native American Flute. Join her for a lesson on playing or just listen as you relax, rejuvenate, and heal. 

Drew

Bravo 

Morning Yoga

Join us for morning Yoga and positive wellness vibes as instructor, Drew Rambo, leads us through a rejuvenating and relaxing  yoga session. Beginners Welcome. 

Dr. Terry

Harman 

The Power of Gratitude 

There is a growing library of research on positive psychology and the power of the practice of gratitude. Dr. Harman will discuss how to integrate this in to your life to improve outlook and overall mental health. This engaging and interactive session will having you feel better leaving then when you started. 

Dr. Terry

Harman 

Open Support Group  

Start you day off right by spending some time with Tracy. Open forum to discuss anything on your mind including stress, grief, anxiety, pain, gratitude, or celebration. This open session is a great way to meet other attendees while picking up a tip or two about something new.  

Erik 

Milosevich

The Wim Hoff Breathing Experience

Not only learn but practice the same breathing techniques that help Wim Hoff break and keep 22 breathing and cold tolerance world records. Experience this guided session and be prepared to be amazed at how much better you feel after a very short time.   

David

Cummins, MD

Ask an Addictionologist: Interactive Q&A Experience 

Why can't my loved one stop using? Why do people start using drugs? What do I do if I need help or someone I love does? you do not want to miss this session with Dr.Cummins! Join us as he answers all your questions and shares his insight and experience on addiction, mental health, treatment, access to care, and the future of this pandemic. Moderated by The Provider Wellness Symposium Co-Founder, Rodrigo Garcia. 

Luke

DePron

Healing Movement Experiential 

Lifestyle and fitness coach, Luke DePron will teach the importance of form and proper movement in fitness techniques and everyday life that will help prevent injury and promote more effective exercise.  

Dr. Jessica

Zinder

Meditative Garden Walk

Walking meditations are a relaxing and renewing experience especially when guided through nature. Join Counseling Psychologist and Master Gardener, Dr. Jessica Zinder for this unique experience of a guided walking meditation through the beautiful trails on the Lost Pines Report property. Weather permitting.  

Rodney

Overstreet

Guided Imagery, Taosim, & Tai Chi Experience

Description coming soon. 

Dr. Ethan 

AA-Recovery Open Support Group

Are you in recovery, want to get sober, or have a family member that is? Join Dr. Ethan as he chairs the morning open AA meeting. This session is open to everyone as we welcome you with open arms to share in the traditions of the recovery community.  

Jeremy  

King

From Provider to Patient, A Story of Resilience 

A very talented and experienced direct health care provider for many years until an unexpected life event changed his role. Jeremy will discuss his story of resilience as perseverance going from a highly accomplished health care provider to a patient with a questionable future. 

Jason 

Kniola

Mindfulness & Meditation Experiential 

Join Eastern Buddhist trained meditation teacher, Jason Kniola for an experience where you will learn the techniques and benefits of a mindfulness meditation practice through a live, guided session. You will likely walk away from this session with a new insight on a higher level of thinking. 

Jessica 

Switzman

Healing Yoga Experiential 

Join us for morning Yoga and positive wellness vibes as instructor, Jessica Switzman, leads us through a rejuvenating and relaxing yoga session. Beginners welcome. 

Dustin 

Dean

Psychological First Aid Experiential 

This talk will discuss the techniques for effective communication for those in need of mental health support. Join psychiatric registered nurse and Behavioral Emergency Response Team member, Dustin Dean for this informative and eye-opening discussion on verbal de-escalation and verbal support. 

Tracy

Traut

Open Support Group

Start your day off right by spending some time with Tracy. Open forum to discuss anything on your mind including stress, grief, anxiety, pain, gratitude, or celebration. This open session is a great way to meet other attendees while picking up a tip or two about something new. 

Pam

Brasher

Workplace Wellness

Description coming soon. 

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