Stress is a killer in our society leading to 60-90% of our doctor's visits and millions of dollars in lost revenue every year. 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 it. Acquire cutting edge self-care techniques - affirmations, visualization, mindfulness techniques and mini-meditations - that staff can do on their own for better health. A stress-free staff is a productive, healthy and happy staff. Dr. Gruver will share her decades of experience and you will walk away inspired to make positive changes in your life, your company and your staff. -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.
Kathy Gruver, PhD has graced stages on three continents, two cruise ships and a handful of islands (including TEDx). Her combination of humor, performance background, real life experience and formal education makes her a well-rounded, in-demand speaker. She hosts the TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her PhD in Natural Health. Dr. Gruver is the twelve-time award-winning author of seven books including, Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, 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 has appeared on over 250 radio & TV shows including Lifetime, NPR, CBS Radio and SkyNews London. In 2015 she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military and worked to help stop the underground sex trade in her community. For fun and stress relief Gruver does hip hop and flying trapeze.