Space is limited for these events. Please click on the event titles below to learn more and reserve a ticket.
  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018
    7-9 pmFirst Stage Theatre 1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons, VA 22010

    Inside, we all want to be our best selves, living a life that makes us happy. Do you find yourself setting goals, only to once again be disappointed that you did not achieve them? Learn the immediately useful science on how to successfully set and achieve your most important goals. You will identify an important goal(s) and leave with an action plan and the knowledge of proven tools and strategies to improve motivation, create new habits and identify an accountability plan that will help you stay on course. Make that New Year’s Resolution stick!

    Register HERE

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018
    7-9 pmFirst Stage Theater 1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons, VA 22010

    Life places too many demands on one’s time and resources and often our own needs go untended, leaving us feeling stressed and unfulfilled. In this two hour session we will explore the elements of well-being, and identify the traps that pull you in all directions and add stress to your life. We will look at the difference between self-care and selfishness, identify bedrock behaviors, and learn tools to set boundaries that allow us to reduce stress and live a purposeful life. You will create new boundaries, commit to life-sustaining behaviors and identify an accountability partner to keep you moving forward with intention and less stress!

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  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    7-9 pmFirst Stage Theatre 1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons, VA 22010

    We all encounter difficult people whether it’s at work, at home on social media and more. We often employ ineffective strategies such as accommodation or avoidance in order to get out of the uncomfortable situation as soon as possible. But learning how to interact with the difficult people in our lives greatly reduces stress and leads to high level wellness. In this session you will learn pragmatic ways to identify the various types of difficult others, (including emotional vampires that suck the joy out of life, those that engage in power struggles and bullies), and explore effective strategies to spot and remedy the unwanted behavior. We will help you identify who owns the problem and teach you ways to say anything, to anyone at any time and preserve the relationship. Come ready to discuss a real-life difficult relationship and leave with new ways to effectively manage it.

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  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018
    9-4First Stage Theater 1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons, VA 22010

    For many people, weight loss is an unending battle that affects more than just our physical well- being and food becomes a 4-letter word.  This retreat will discuss common myths about being overweight/obesity and introduce emerging science on how to address problems associated with food and eating patterns. We will explore issues such as food addiction, binging, cravings, emotional eating, brain plasticity, and teach you practical skills that will allow you to interrupt these patterns. Each person will leave with a deeper understanding of themselves and proven remedies to empower you to take charge of your relationship with food and eating. Put an end to deprivation diets and embrace a healthy relationship with food! Retreat led by Eileen O'Grady and Vernice Jones

    Lunch will be provided.

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  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    7-9 pmFirst Stage Theatre 1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons, VA 22010

    Many of us find ourselves in unwanted jobs or relationships, but the task of effecting change can be daunting. This class will help you explore your long desired goals and identify assumptions and competing goals that sabotage your best intentions. We will uncover hidden forces that hold you back and teach you behaviors that will have you looking forward to change. Come to class with a desired goal that so far has been unattainable. We will help you create a detailed plan to overcome stuck behavior, identify an accountability plan, and move you towards your most desired goals.

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Rocky Mountain Retreat July 17-18, 2018

Immediately Preceding the National Nurse  Practitioner Symposium. Retreat will be held  at the beautiful Keystone Ranch at the Keystone Colorado Resort.  The Retreat  will focus on self care, reflecting, regrouping and recharging for the busy nurse practitioner.  It is centered on the ethical imperative*  that nurse practitioners have a duty and responsibility to take care of themselves.  CEUs will be offered.   Space is limited.

Who Should Attend:  Those feeling overwhelmed and lacking free time. If you are looking for key strategies to confront a lifestyle that is not serving you, this retreat will help you build the skills and direction to preserve your wholeness. This will allow you to interrupt the patterns of stress in your life, set boundaries, master habit formation, create your own personal policies, gather motivation, learn the art of self-care, and so much more!

Retreat Director:  Dr. Eileen O’Grady

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  • ANA Code of Ethics, Provision 5:  The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the
  • responsibility to promote health and safety,
  • preserve wholeness of character and integrity,
  • maintain competence, and;
  • continue personal and  professional growth.