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SPEAKING

I am available to speak on topics related to mindfulness and wellness. For speaking or training inquiries, please contact me to discuss your needs.  I am available to speak on the following topics:

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and increase focused attention, productivity, creativity, and happiness. It is estimated that 90% of illnesses are stress related. Chronic stress can lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia, and problems with relationships, work, and health. Stress is linked to six of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. Corporate mindfulness and wellness programs can reduce healthcare related costs for employers.

  • Learn mindfulness practices to reduce stress
  • Learn mindfulness practices to increase attention, productivity, creativity and mindfulness
  • Increase total wellness and happiness with mindfulness practice

10 Easy Ways to Activate and Sustain Wellness

Broaden your perspective of wellness—mind, body, and spirit—and learn actionable steps to activate and sustain a sense of wellbeing.

  • Learn how to make a lasting commitment to your own wellness
  • Learn practical and low to no-cost strategies for activating and sustaining wellness, happiness, and success.
  • Learn several brief techniques that encourage instant calmness, peace, and a sense of wellbeing

Nurturing the Spirit: Self-Care and Renewal for Healthcare Professionals 

Healthcare professionals are at increased risk for burnout due to stress, compassion fatigue and lack of work-life balance. It’s possible to rediscover the passion that drove you to choose a career in healthcare.  Symptoms of burnout include sleep disturbance, changes in appetite gastrointestinal disturbance, negative attitude toward work or coworkers, participation in gossip at work, tardiness, absenteeism, irritability, anxiety, depression, and feelings of guilt or helplessness. This presentation offers practical solutions and mindfulness practices for decreasing stress, putting work in perspective, and rekindling a sense of passion for the healthcare profession.

  • Learn mindfulness strategies to reduce stress and improve wellbeing
  • Learn strategies to prevent or heal from compassion fatigue
  • Rediscover a sense of passion for your work

 

PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Island Montessori School, Carolina Beach, NC

Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, NC

Invisible Wounds of War project, Wilmington, NC

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, Statewide Conference 2015. Raleigh, NC

Tri-County Dental Association, Wilmington, NC

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, Regional Conference 2015, Wilmington, NC

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, Regional Conference 2015, Asheville, NC

University of North Carolina Wilmington, Keynote address at the inaugural annual Women’s Conference

Carolina Wellness Institute

Wilmington Health Pumpers Club

Wilmington Health Diabetes Support Group

Wilmington YMCA

International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Triangle, NC Regional Chapter

National Association for Social Workers, Wilmington, NC Chapter

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

GRUB

Resource Center for Women in Ministry in the South

Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organzations

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

University of North Carolina-Asheville

CarePartners Hospice

Wellness and Writing Connections Conference

Asheville Mild Brain Injury Support Group

Goddard College

Narrative Matters International Interdisciplinary Conference, Toronto, Canada

Georgia State Board of Worker’s Compensation Conference

Atlanta Mild Brain Injury Support Group

Atlanta United Church of Christ

GENEX Case Management Company

Shepherd Center Rehabilitation Hospital

Veterans Administration

Georgia State University

Georgia Council on Child Abuse

 TESTIMONIALS

This was one of the best brief trainings/workshops I have been to. It was the perfect blend of practice, research and theory. Magnificent! Thank you! –Caroline H.

I highly recommend this workshop for everybody. Jen Johnson is a wonderful leader and made me feel very comfortable. I am glad I came.–M.G.

I came away from this seminar with a strong desire to continue investigating mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditation. I felt instant relief and excitement about the prospects. –Sandra Elliott