James Strohecker explores the intrinsic relationship of the wellness and treatment (disease) models.

The practice of integrative medicine includes a focus on the whole person and living a healthy lifestyle. However, much like in conventional medical practice, time constraints often limit your ability as a practitioner to focus beyond diagnosis and treatment, and to effectively address a patient’s unique lifestyle needs. Yet, we know that the majority of our patient’s health issues are directly related to the effects of stress and poor lifestyle choices.

This webinar will explore the intrinsic relationship of the wellness and treatment (disease) models, and how the two can be most efficiently combined into a more comprehensive model that better serves the patient’s needs. Following an introduction of the whole-person wellness model, we will explore the benefits of integrating a patient-centered wellness program into your practice. Participants will learn the benefits of using web-based assessment and action planning tools to quickly focus on your patient’s unique lifestyle needs, and more importantly, to discover in which lifestyle areas your patient is most motivated to change. Participants will learn how their patients can achieve a more sustainable lifestyle change that through a focus on “change readiness”, a small steps approach, and the utilization of wellness coaching methods.  Participants will also learn of potential new revenue centers and marketing opporutnities for your practice.

Webinar: Benefits of a Wellness Program in Your Practice – Integrating the Wellness & Treatment Paradigms for Optimal Results
November 14, 12:00-1:00 pm (EST)

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James Strohecker – An e-health pioneer and wellness visionary, Strohecker has focused on bringing fundamental principles of wellness from the world’s great healing and wisdom traditions into mainstream cultural awareness for over 30 years. He is CEO and co-founder of the world’s first Internet network for wellness and complementary/alternative medicine, and co-creator of an online life-balance program and certification training. He was also co-founder of the first business-to-business Internet network for the natural products industry. He is a founding Vice-President of a successful publishing company, where he has also acted as Executive Editor. He has co-authored five books, and has collaborated on over 20 titles in the fields of natural health, psychology, human potential, yoga, meditation, and world spiritual traditions. He is also publisher of Healthy Update, a weekly e-newsletter serving over 130,000 subscribers, now in its 12th year. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in cultural anthropology, his interests have taken him from archeological expeditions to Mayan ruins in the Yucatan to years of intensive study of yoga and meditation in India. Strohecker has served on the numerous boards, including the President’s Advisory Council for Bastyr University and the Board of Trustees of the American University of Complementary Medicine.