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Public and Professional Programs Currently Registering

Experiencing Mindfulness

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

Weekly | Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00pm ET

Join us for a weekly “taste” of mindfulness. No previous meditation experience is necessary, new participants will learn meditation practices with instructor guidance or experienced meditators can join us in deepening their daily practice in a community environment.  Topics and instructors for each session vary.

Nourish: Fundamentals of Medical Weight Management

Self-Paced Program | Register Now

Explore a self-paced online course that will help you understand how to set and achieve realistic health goals, overcome setbacks, and create the right mindset for long-term lifestyle changes that lead to successful weight management. It combines academic research and real-life insights from doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, behavioral therapists, and other health professionals.

Apply and Register for DHWCT

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.
Health & Well-Being Coach Training
Starts October 10, 2022 | Register now through October 7, 2022

  • Tuesday section: 9:30am to 12:30pm EST
  • Wednesday section: 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST
  • Thursday section: 11:00am to 2:00pm EST

Become a Health & Well-Being Coach! Acquire the core coaching skills and competencies as you learn to incorporate them into professional practice.

Health & Well-Being Smarts

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

July 2022 | Science and Practice of Low-carbohydrate (Keto) Eating Patterns
July 29, 2022 | Register now through July 28, 2022

Join Duke Health and Well-Being’s Director of Duke’s Lifestyle and Weight Management Center Will Yancy, MD, MHS, FTOS, for a discussion on the science and practice of low-carbohydrate (Keto) eating patterns. Dr. Yancy will explain the unique benefits of low-carbohydrate eating patterns and discuss the distinct advantages a low-carbohydrate diet offers for weight management and other ailments.

August 2022 | Sleep & Well-Being
August 12, 2022 | Register now through August 11, 2022

What if you could sleep your way to better health? Sleep and rest are foundational to our well-being and yet are often downplayed or overlooked. Join Duke Health and Well-Being’s Kelly Day O’Brien, NBC-HWC for an interactive discussion on how sleep connects to all the aspects of the Wheel of Health and learn why optimizing rest supports vitality and resilience.

September 2022 | Investing in Your Emotional Well-Being
September 23, 2022 | Register now through September 22, 2022

Just as you may invest in your retirement, home, or physical health, it is just as important to invest in your emotional wellness. Duke Health and Well-Being’s Marissa Holsten, LCSW, will discuss ways to be intentional and purposeful in creating positive experiences to balance out our day-to-day stressors to create a strong foundation for your emotional health.

Day of Mindfulness

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

August 2022 | Starts August 20 | Register now through August 17

October 2022 | Starts October 22 | Register now through October 19

Join with those currently enrolled in an MBSR or MBSR Distance Learning course for a full-day meditation intensive. Renew or deepen your mindfulness practice in a supportive retreat environment.

Pre-requisite:  Completion of an MBSR course is required to register for this course.

The Not So Big Life

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.
September 2022 | Starts September 1 | Register now through August 29!

Sarah Susanka, best-selling author of The Not So Big Life, offers guidance in this weekend workshop to help you identify what’s in the way of living your full potential – right here, right now.

In this workshop, you’ll discover how to inhabit your life completely by listening to what your heart already knows. The end result is greater meaning, vitality, and a sense of being at home in your life, focused not on what you do, but instead on how you are in everything you do.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

September 2022 | Starts September 7 | Register now through September 5

MBSR can help people who are coping with medical problems, job or family-related stress, and anxiety and depression. The majority of participants report lasting decreases in both physical and psychological symptoms. Pain levels improve and people learn to better cope with pain that may not go away. Most people also report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations.

Mentoring Mindfulness for Professionals

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

September 2022 with Julie Kosey | Starts September 15, 2022 | Register now through September 8, 2022

October 2022 with Jeff Brantley | Starts October 11, 2022 | Register now through September 8, 2022

CEUs available: IACET, JA-AH

Mentoring Mindfulness for Professionals is aimed at encouraging and supporting participants’ personal mindfulness meditation practice, as well as, providing support and encouragement for the development of skills for teaching mindfulness in various settings. 

The mentoring program will provide a space for professionals to share and collaborate regarding challenges and notable insights when integrating mindfulness into their profession. Participants will also share and discuss personal experiences of teaching mindfulness to others. 

Reiki: Level Three

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

October 2022 | Starts October 22 – 29, 2022 | Register now through October 15, 2022

CEUs available: AMA PRA, IACET

Reiki, a form of energy healing, is an ancient practice that is used to reduce stress, improve health and quality of life, and supports physical and emotional healing. Research suggests that using Reiki as a complementary therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body and mind via the relaxation response. Reiki is accessible to everyone and is easy to learn. Practitioners use specific hand positions, held for a few minutes on or near the client’s clothed body. Upon completion of Reiki 2, participants will be able to begin practicing professionally. Reiki: Level One and Reiki: Level Two from any lineage is a prerequisite for Reiki: Level Three.

Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

November 2022 | Starts November 6, 2022 | Register now through October 26, 2022!

CEUs available: Yoga Alliance, IACET, JA-AH

The Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain Professional Training is a unique 35-hour intensive course for yoga teachers, physical therapists, mental health therapists and other healthcare providers who wish to explore an innovative evidence-based program that provides lasting relief by addressing the neuroplasticity underlying chronic pain.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Distance Learning

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

September 2022 | Starts week of September 12, 2022 |  Registration closes September 7, 2022

January 2023 | Starts week of January 11, 2023 |  Registration closes January 6, 2023

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a method of using meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress.

In the MBSR Distance Learning course participants “meet” with their instructor and classmates once a week via web conference, from wherever they may be.  This program is designed to deliver the same teachings and opportunities for group learning as our on-site MBSR program to those who are unable to visit our facility on a weekly basis, for reasons of scheduling difficulties, distance, or physical limitations.

Apply to The Leadership Program

The Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being

March 2023 | Register now through January 31, 2023

The Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being is a one-year robust, combined in-person and distance-based leadership development and mentoring program for well-being leaders that teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully develop, launch, lead, sustain, and grow a health and well-being culture across all health care settings.

Leading Others In Writing For Health

February 2023| Starts February 9, 2023 | Registration Opening Soon!

This 2-day workshop is a comprehensive, experiential training based on James Pennebaker’s 30 years of research in writing to heal.  The curriculum will provide easily adaptable lessons, activities, and guideposts for anyone working in the healthcare field — physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, hospice workers, health coaches, and others — to use with their clients and patients.

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