AADE OR 2018 Annual Conference Speaker Highlight: Teddy Gardner M.Ed., PCC, WHE

Cultivating Health Through Mindfulness

What are the best choices you make each day? Is your lifestyle energizing? As a health care professional, what supports your taking leadership where needed? 

 

Life and work are full of challenging decisions. As health care professionals, we hold responsibility for ourselves and our patients. Given predictable and unpredictable stressors, sometimes we need tools to reset our systems for more compassion, clarity and courage. Teddy will provide you with proven mindfulness and lifestyle practices for sustaining well-being, despite life’s curve balls.  

 

After this presentation you will be able to:

  1. Define mindfulness. 
  2. Describe health as a radical responsibility and the role of mindfulness in today’s society.
  3. Recognize the benefits of mindfulness for care of patients.

 

About Teddy Gardner

Teddy Gardner M.Ed., PCC, WHE is aProfessional Certified Coach, Academic Professor and Facilitator whose expertise with mindfulness-based practices is woven into all aspects of her business, Partnership Works. 

With a background in rehabilitation counseling and over 10 years facilitating mindfulness-based practices, Teddy brings a diverse depth of experience to her work. She has worked in the corporate arena doing leadership training with teams, as well as the non-profit sector providing retreats, teaching mindfulness and contemplative practices for transforming consciousness. Clients include: business entrepreneurs, academic staff, physicians, directors and managers, some of whom are associated with companies such as Puget Sound Energy and Nike.

Teddy is an adjunct faculty member in the Communications Department of Marylhurst University and is also a facilitator for a Wellness and Resiliency Program being piloted for the Oregon State Department of Corrections (DOC) to teach staff skills founded in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

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