6 FL CEUs
Approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, Cebroker tracking # 50-625
Course # 20- 401395
Saturday, March 29
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
With Linda Cupit, MBA, ARNP, FACHE, CHT and Silvia Casabianca, LMHC, LMT, BCPC, MQP, RM
At the EYES WIDE OPEN CENTER IN BONITA SPRINGS
9200 Bonita Beach RD, Suite 204
A 2001 survey by the American Nurses Association reported that for 70% of the nurses the acute and/or chronic effects of stress were among their top three health and safety concerns. Stress not only affects wellbeing and health, it interferes with the capacity of a health provider to safely deliver care.
Having in mind that you nFrom a holistic perspective, the human body is viewed as a complex physical, emotional, mental and spiritual organism. Likewise, the effects of stress on the body vary from person to person due to factors going from nature (genetics) to nurture (environmental, nutritional, genetical).
This hands-on class will briefly review the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of stress and its effects on perceptual field, attention span and learning. Practitioners will also have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques to counteract stress.
The class will also discuss the multidimensional factors contributing to prevent deleterious effects from stress.
You will learn how to detect the signs of stress on your body-mind and will focus on the strategies that you can incorporate in the workplace to effectively cope with stress, including nutrition, mindfulness, time management skills and psychomotor skills such as stretching, relaxation and deep breathing.
Learning to identify symptoms of stress early on will help in preventing the impact of stress on the immune system.
Health effects of chronic stress such as anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia and muscle pain will also be discussed.
Linda’s desire to address the needs of the whole person has led her to complement her career as a nurse with the study of Qi Gong in China and later hypnosis at the New York Center for Hypnosis. She is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists as a consulting hypnotist. The NGH is the world’s largest professional organization for hypnotists.
Linda’s background as an Advanced Practice Nurse (ARNP) with an MBA led her into setting up the first Wellness Center in New York City and bringing hypnosis for stress management, weight loss and smoking cessation to the centers she later founded.
Her interest in hypnosis flows naturally from her 30 years career as a nurse, educator, consultant and hospital administrator in New York City during which she opened forward-thinking Community Wellness Centers, Mammography and Breast Centers, all with the mission of bringing services directly to the consumer.
Linda has received numerous awards for her innovative work in community wellness and with children with special needs.
A former physician and university professor in Colombia, her country of origin, Silvia Casabianca became a Board Certified Professional Counselor and is licensed in Florida as a Mental Health Counselor (MH8349). When she came to Florida in 2000 she also became a licensed massage therapist, a state requisite to practice Reiki. She is also a Medical QiGong certified practitioner with the International Instute of Medical QiGong.
As a counselor she has been offering different treatment options, including Art Therapy, traumatic incident resolution, Reiki, psychophysical integration, mindfulness and psychodynamic psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups in Bonita Springs, Naples and Fort Myers, Florida.