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

    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 successful people set and achieve their most important goals. You will leave with proven tools and strategies that will help you to stay on course. Willpower is not enough for successful goal attainment. Gain knowledge on how to locate your North Star, how habit formation actually occurs and more. Take away specific action steps to reach your most desired goals and aspirations. Make that New Year’s Resolution stick, no matter what time of the year it is!

    This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award 2 contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

     

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

    Life places unrelenting demands on our time and resources and often our own needs go untended, leaving us feeling stressed and unfulfilled. Learn about actionable tools to take control over what you can, including how to practice extreme self-care, despite unrelenting demand. Explore the elements of well-being, identify the traps that pull you in all directions and add stress to your life. We will look at the differences 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 self-serving behaviors and identify an accountability partner to keep you moving forward with intention and less stress

    This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award 2 contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Register HERE

     

  • Wed
    21
    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 avoidance to get out of it 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. You will learn pragmatic ways to identify and triage the various types difficult others, including toxicity, emotional vampires, power struggles, and bullies, using proven techniques. Knowing how to interact with difficult people and remedy the unwanted behavior in our lives greatly reduces corrosive stress, and leads to high level wellness.

    This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award 2 contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

     

    Register HERE

  • 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. Discuss common myths about being overweight/obesity and present 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 in addition to 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 that’s “right” and “real” with eating food.  Retreat led by Eileen O'Grady and Vernice Jones

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register HERE 

  • 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. Explore your desired goals that up until now you have bene unable to reach and identify what is sabotaging your best intentions. We will uncover the hidden forces that hold you back and behaviors that will have you looking forward to change. We will help you create a detailed plan to overcome stuck behavior, identify an accountability plan, and move you towards your

    This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award 2 contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. most desired goals. Come to class with a desired goal that so far is unattainable.

     

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  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018
    9-6pmFirst Stage Theater 1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons, VA 22010

    This is an all day retreat incorporating all 4 workshop offerings in one day.

    All of us are faced with difficulties and challenges that can test our resilience and impede or ability to live a happy and fulfilling life. Reaching one’s greatest potential requires gathering motivation and resilience tools that you can use to navigate healthfully through trying times. You will explore theories and practices that energize you, help you say “YES” to what is important and “NO” to the things that drain you. You will distinguish between self-care and selfishness, and learn how to set and attain your own goals, how to use your strengths more creatively, build your emotional intelligence, and rebalance your life when it goes off kilter. Making long lasting, intentional change in life requires applying strong and personalized evidence-based tools. These become immediately useful in habit formation. Ample time for discussion will be provided.

    Lunch Is provided

    Schedule
    9:00-9:05 Introductions
    9:05-11 AM Got New Year’s Resolutions? How to Make Them Stick
    11:05-11:15 Break (10 minutes)
    11:15-1:15 Mastering “ME” (over lunch)
    1:15-1:30 Break (15 Minutes)
    1:30-3:30 He Did What? Dealing with Difficult People
    3:30-3:45 Break (15 minutes)
    3:34-5:45 The Art and Science of Getting Unstuck
    5:45-6 Evaluation (15 Minutes)

    This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award 8 contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

     

    Register Here

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.