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Kathy Gruver

TEDx Speaker, Motivational Health Speaker, USA

Title: The power of mind/body medicine in your life and your practice

Biography

Kathy Gruver, PhD is a motivational health speaker and hosts the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet. She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored five award-winning books including, Conquer Your Stress and Journey of Healing. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post and Dr. Oz’s The Good Life and appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio & TV shows. She has facilitated over 200 educational lectures around the world. In 2015 she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military. For fun and stress relief Gruver does hip hop and flying trapeze.

Abstract

It's estimated that stress is responsible for 60-90% of doctor's visits and, one million workers miss work each day because of stress, costing companies $602 per employee per year, according the American Institute of Stress.

It is imperative that we recognize that stress is not the problem - it's our reaction to our stress and we can learn to control that with simple mind/body practices. Acquire cutting edge self-care techniques - affirmations, visualization, mindfulness techniques and mini-meditations - that you and your staff can do on their own for better health. Dr. Gruver will share her decades of experience and you will walk away inspired to make positive changes in your life and your practice.

-Recognize the emotional, physical and behavioral signs of stress.

-Examine current research on meditation, positive self-talk and visualization and how it can be incorporated into your workday.

-Learn a simple technique, known as a mini-meditation, to stop the stress response in its tracks.

-Understand how you can use your daydreams to boost immune function and increase relaxation.

-Discover how to incorporate mindfulness into your day even if you think you don’t have time.