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Integrative Approaches for Managing Pain
Lourdes Lorenz, DHA(c), MSN-IH, NEA-BC, AHN-BC

Whether acute or chronic, pain is widespread, affecting millions of people each year. Conventional treatments alone have done little to alleviate the burden of pain necessitating a need for complementary modalities to help address multiple domains of the pain experience.

Participants will discover a variety of modalities that can be incorporated into treatment plans for patients with acute or chronic pain syndromes.  Attendees will explore evidence-based techniques for integrating holistic/integrative therapies at the 


Coping with Change at the Worksite
Brian Luke Seaward, PhD

The ever-changing dynamics of our global economy are forcing dramatic changes in the corporate setting, and these ultimately affect every working employee. Change is often synonymous with the word STRESS! Downsizing, right-sizing, early retirements, mergers, and job consolidations are just a few of the repercussions in the worksite today. In addition, emails, blackberries, webinars, text messages, twitters, and cell phones may initially seem to make our jobs easier, but ultimately they remind us that we are forced to adapt to the changes in this high technology age or be swept behind. So how does one cope with change effectively and not feel as if he or she is a victim in the ever-changing world we live in? There are effective coping techniques and non-effective coping techniques that are used in times of stress. Coping with change means learning to adapt positively to change while maintaining a sense of self-control. This presentation begins with an overview of the "change = stress equation" and continues with creative anger management skills, the concept of positive thinking strategies, and several effective relaxation tools to adapt to change successfully.



Moment of Silence in honor of Florence Nightingale's birthday.

No Rain, No Rainbows
Brian Luke Seaward, PhD

There is a wonderful Hawaiian proverb that simply states, "No rain, no rainbows." The inherent message suggests that no matter how difficult things might seem, there is always the promise that things will get better; in essence after the struggle, comes the victory! It's no secret that we are living in a time of great stress, yet we are also living in a time of a spiritual awakening of the human soul. Are the winds of change and the winds of grace one in the same? Perhaps! Stress is a stranger to no one. Yet in these times of turbulent change, we must remember that stress is an opportunity for spiritual growth. This presentation offers insights into the relationship between stress and the health of the human spirit through the wisdom of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and many other luminaries. Dr. Seaward weaves theory and story, personal experience and humor, wit and love in a poetic synthesis that both educates and inspires everyone.


A Heart-Centered Approach to Cultivating Wellness
Lourdes Lorenz, DHA(c), MSN-IH, NEA-BC, AHN-BC

Individuals and healthcare providers now recognize that health is not just the absence of illness.  In the United States, approximately 75 % of physician office visits are for stress related problems, and the most costly health related expenditures are for stress-related disorders.  Nearly 50% of Americans believe that stress is damaging their health, relationships, and productivity.  This educational activity will examine the impact of stress on wellness and will provide strategies to build stress hardiness.  This presentation examines the healthcare professionals’ presence and its influence on healing outcomes for the patient and self.  Emphasis will be placed on practical skills staff may use on an on-going basis for their patients and themselves.  This presentation will provide an understanding of optimal wellness using the 13 Domains of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) as the foundation to reflect on different aspects of wellness.