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AIMA NZ Conference 2019: Pre-conference Workshops

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Auckland University of Technology

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The AIMA NZ Conference 2019 is New Zealand’s preeminent event for the New Zealand integrative medicine community. A ‘must-do’ for all doctors, health practitioners, students and members of the public who want to open their minds to the advantages that integrative medicine can provide to their lives and practices.

This year, we've added the option of conference participants to attend a very special program of pre-conference workshops to be held on the Friday before the conference.

Spaces are limited, so be in quick! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to work alongside subject experts and a small group of like-minded professionals covering the following compelling and relevant topics.

MORNING SESSION

Healing from Bullying and Narcissistic Abuse:
A Workshop for Ourselves, Our Clients and 0ur Patients.

Facilitators: Dr. Robin Kelly - Medical Practitioner, Erica Steele - Business Mentor, Petrea King - Quest For Life via Skype.

New Zealand has a very high recorded incidence of workplace bullying. Meanwhile, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is being increasingly recognised as the consequence of chronic and insidious bullying and narcissistic abuse.

There is now also a strong body of evidence showing that abuse and abandonment in childhood can result in a lifetime of poor emotional and physical health.

This interactive workshop helps us to identify times where we ourselves have been shamed and bullied – something many empathetic integrative practitioners will have experienced. We will identify the traits of individuals, and institutions which have played a part in this bullying; and the apparent apathy of ‘onlookers’ that compounds the associated shame.

We also examine the behaviour of the bully, and the person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), from a neuroscientific and sociological perspective. We will also discuss the somewhat confusing labels of Cluster B Personality, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Sociopath and Psychopath, and exactly where they fit into the full spectrum of human personality traits.

We discuss practical ways we can help clients and patients who are bullied and abused, either at work or in their relationships with narcissistic partners and family members.

As narcissists universally project shame onto their ‘victims’, the focus will be on nurturing self-compassion within ourselves, our clients and patients, while adopting an effective, practical, and common-sense approach to dealing with the actions of the perpetrators.

AFTERNOON SESSION

Healthy Nature Healthy People:
How to bring the healing power of nature to your practice

Facilitators: Dr. Penny Caldicott - Integrative GP and President of AIMA, Helen Gillespie - Project Coordinator of Healthy Nature Health People, Department of Conservation and Tony Varcoe - Director of Community Partnerships, Parks Victoria

People have long intuitively known the healing and rejuvenating power of spending time in the natural world, now science is proving that nature is essential to our health and wellbeing.

Join us to learn about ground-breaking programs that have been developed in New Zealand and Australia that are building individual and community healthy by facilitating people to interact with nature in a way meaningful to their health. These programs are based on the premise that:

  • The wellbeing of all societies depends on healthy ecosystems
  • Parks nurture healthy ecosystems
  • Contact with nature is essential for improving emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing
  • Parks are fundamental to economic growth and to vibrant healthy communities

Following our morning workshop, Healing from Bullying and Narcissistic Abuse, this workshop will give you practical insights into treating your patients with Vitamin Nature. This workshop will:

  • Introduce you to the most recent research on the importance of nature to health
  • Give you practical strategies for developing and implementing ‘green prescriptions’ for your patients
  • Tell stories and case studies of how green prescriptions have been implemented.

The day will run from 9am-5:00pm and will be fully catered with arrival tea and coffee at 9am, morning tea at 10:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and afternoon tea at 3.30pm.

For full information, please see our website.


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