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Integrated Self-Care: No More Band Aid Approaches

Practices to move stress through the body and mind


Do you know what you need to build stress-resiliency and support your immune response? The answer might surprise you and go beyond the “list of healthy things” you’ve been told you should be doing! In this training, we will explore insights from both eastern and western philosophies and turn toward the body's wisdom as a guide to identify not only what self-care means, what care is really needed, and when to be effective. Through didactic elements to engage and satisfy your intellect and guided practices to offer a fully embodied experience, you will learn how to shift away from superficial approaches to self-care and burnout prevention and develop an integrated self-care plan that targets your specific body/mind needs. You will learn specific practices that help move stress through the body and mind, rather than storing stress in the tissues, compromising your immune response, and fostering burnout.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what self-care is—and is not

  • Understand current dysfunctional paradigms of self-care

  • Understand why most common self-care practices don't work

  • Learn an integrated approach to self-care that is both preventative and restorative

  • Learn how to develop a sustainable self-care practice that tends to your unique needs

  • Learn simple practices you can use immediately to experience shifts in your well-being

Guest Instructor Info

Patty Hlava, Ph.D.

Dr. Patty Hlava is a personal transformation guide specializing in integrating psychology, Ayurveda, and yoga to support emotional health and wellness. She offers education, workshops, coaching services, and training centered around emotional healing and integrated self-care practices.

Retired from clinical practice in 2018, Dr. Hlava has over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness field as a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has worked with clients in various settings, including community mental health, corrections, and private practice. Her additional certifications as Meditation Instructor, Intrinsic Coach, Ayurveda Wellness Coach, Yoga Health Coach, and Registered Yoga Teacher offer her a unique integrated perspective on health and healing.

Dr. Hlava has been involved in research and teaching on gratitude since 2006. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and several books. Her audio courses and meditations are featured on Insight Timer, where she leads a weekly live talk and guided practice. In addition to her work with clients, she serves as adjunct faculty at Sofia University, teaching graduate-level courses in Transpersonal psychology.

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work
     3.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

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