Transformative Tools for Self-Care
Transformative Tools for Self-Care
Transformative Tools for Self-Care

Advanced Physician Wellness Program

Advanced Physician Wellness

SUSTAINABLE, HIGH YIELD WELLNESS PRACTICES
for Healthcare Providers

SUSTAINABLE, HIGH YIELD WELLNESS PRACTICES
for Healthcare Providers

Practical, evidence based methodology for greater resiliency and renewal. In one weekend healthcare providers can incorporate short daily practices that provide significant mental and physical renewal.

Studies show daily intervals of renewal reduce mistakes, increase productivity and enhance wellness. Sustaining a practice requires tools that are easily mastered, provide high-yield results and require minimal time. The APW program provides those tools.

Best practices for wellness

Much more than temporary pressure relief. These short, high-yield practices work synergistically to deeply rest and rejuvenate the mind. Benefits are sustained and cumulative.

The practices do not require mental effort. They help the mind let go of focused attention so it can settle into a natural, deep state of meditative rest and stillness. Proficiency is gained in one weekend.

A Combination of Tools Synergistically Enhance Body, Mind & Spirit

A Combination of Tools Synergistically
Enhance Body, Mind & Spirit

Breathing
Practices

Calm the mind & energize
the body anytime.

Calm the mind & energize the body anytime.

Breathe

Skillful breathing practices calm the mind, increase energy and relax the body. Naturally your breathing becomes deeper & smoother and sleep improves. Practice separately for as little as a few minutes for a quick recharge or as a primer for meditation.

SKY Breathing
Meditation

Powerful rejuvenation
in 10 min. practice

The Key

A unique, core practice for everyone. SKY effectively dissolves stress & negative emotions and spontaneously settles the mind into a deep meditative state. SKY practiced first will enhance all other meditation practices in just 10 min.

Effortless Deep
Meditation

Skillfully let go of focus
to reach stillness

Meditator

EDM is an ancient form of automatic self-transcending. The practice brings the stillness of deep meditation effortlessly, without watching or controlling the mind, even for beginners. The mind is deeply rested and inner peace develops.

Mindfulness
Practice

Focusing attention
to reflect and reframe

Mindfulness

Gain insights into tendencies of the mind on the course that support clarity and conscious reframing to more positive perspectives. When coupled with expanded awareness from SKY practice you naturally become more authentic and less reactive.

A Combination of Practices Synergistically
Enhance Body, Mind & Spirit

SKY Breathing Meditation

Powerful rejuvenation in 10 min. practice

The Key

A unique, core practice for everyone. SKY effectively dissolves stress & negative emotions and spontaneously settles the mind into a deep meditative state. SKY practiced first will enhance all other meditation practices in just 10 min.

Effortless Deep Meditation

Skillfully let go of focus to reach stillness

Meditator

EDM is an ancient form of automatic self-transcending. The practice brings the stillness of deep meditation effortlessly, without watching or controlling the mind, even for beginners. The mind is deeply rested and inner peace develops.

Breathing Practices

Calm the mind & energize the body anytime.

Breathe

Skillful breathing practices relax and calm the mind and increase energy. Naturally your breathing becomes deeper & smoother and sleep improves. Practiced by themselves or as a primer for meditation.

Mindfulness Practice

Focusing attention to reflect & reframe.

Mindfulness

Gain insights into tendencies of the mind on the course that support clarity and conscious reframing to more positive perspectives. When coupled with expanded awareness from SKY practice you naturally become more authentic and less reactive.

APW Conference
75% Experiential; 25% Instructional

What you will learn and recommended practice times:

1. Breathing practices (10 min. daily or more as needed)
As a meditation primer, or to relax, restore energy, or use for help sleeping.

2. SKY Breathing Meditation (10 min. daily 1x or 2x)
Unique, high-yield, fast-acting technique to dissolve stress.

3. Effortless Deep Meditation technique (20 min. daily 2x)
Master the skill of meditating without effort or vigilance.
A form of Automatic Self-Transcending Meditation

4. Mind Management & Group Processes (apply as desired)
Mindfulness principles, self-care boundary setting & self-reflective reframing.

Program instructors are certified and have decades of experience.

APW Conference
75% Experiential; 25% Cognitive

What you will learn and recommended daily practice times:

1. Breathing practices (10 min. or as needed)
As a meditation primer, or to relax, restore energy, or use for help sleeping.

2. SKY Breathing Meditation (10 min. 1x or 2x)
Unique, high-yield, fast-acting technique to dissolve stress.

3. Effortless Deep Meditation technique (20 min. 2x)
Master deep meditation without using effort, watching or vigilance.
A form of Automatic Self-Transcending

4. Mind Management & Group Processes (apply as desired)
Mindfulness principles, self-care boundary setting & self-reflective reframing.

Program instructors are certified and have decades of experience.

The SKY - EDM Combination

SKY Breathing settles the mind quickly giving both novice and experienced practitioners consistently deep states of meditative rest, also called pure awareness or stillness of mind.

Research has shown enhanced cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and immune function; increased antioxidant production; as well as improved emotion regulation, and reduced anxiety and depression, EEG evidence of restful alertness in brain activity, and epigenetic changes in cellular gene expression.

The SKY - EDM Combination

SKY Breathing settles the mind quickly giving both novice and experienced practitioners consistently deep states of meditative rest, also called pure awareness or stillness of mind.

The SKY-EDM Combination

SKY Breathing settles the mind quickly giving both novice and experienced practitioners consistently deep states of meditative rest, also called pure awareness or stillness of mind.

EDM practice allows your mind to linger & rest in an effortless deep meditative state.

Research has shown enhanced cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and immune function; increased antioxidant production; as well as improved emotion regulation, and reduced anxiety and depression, EEG evidence of restful alertness in brain activity, and epigenetic changes in cellular gene expression.

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"We included this program as a way to help residents manage their stress and improve wellness. This is very well received and gets great reviews and feedback, both informally and in our formal end of rotation evaluation. I strongly recommend this program if you have similar interests for your training program."

Robert C. Smith, M.D., M.S.
University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry,
Michigan State University Department of Medicine

Success Training Medical Residents in APW Tools

Advanced Physician Wellness
program for medical residents at
Michigan State University

Michigan State University

"Advanced Physician Wellness Program is a well designed program that has been a wonderful tool in teaching stress management and achieving emotional wellness, increasingly necessary in modern medicine…

"The Advanced Physician Wellness Program has been a formal part of our residency training since 2009."

"We included this program as a way to help residents manage their stress and improve wellness. This is very well received and gets great reviews and feedback, both informally and in our formal end of rotation evaluation. I strongly recommend this program if you have similar interests for your training program."

Robert C. Smith, M.D., M.S.
University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry,
Michigan State University Department of Medicine

Research results on APW practices

Over 70 published studies show a wide range of wellness outcomes. The tools constitute an easy, yet potent avenue to shift the whole psycho-physiological state. This includes a physiologic shift in the autonomic nervous system promoting parasympathetic arousal and a return of homeostasis in biologic markers of chronic stress within the first two sessions.

Over 70 published studies show a wide range of wellness outcomes. The tools constitute an easy, yet potent avenue to shift the whole psycho-physiological state. This includes a physiologic shift in the autonomic nervous system promoting parasympathetic arousal and a return of homeostasis in biologic markers of chronic stress within the first two sessions.

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How Is the APW Program Different?

Physician's Experience

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"I have more energy, I'm better able to manage stress, and I can sustain my concentration more easily throughout the day. The practice makes meditation easy and it quickly and effectively settles my mind."

Rob Feeley MD, Psychiatrist
Yale University School of Medicine

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"I really like the techniques, especially SKY breathing as well as the other meditations. This is very practical knowledge and helped me get over my boundaries and inhibitions. I feel more centered and "in the moment" while dealing with everyday stresses. I wish I had done this much earlier in life!".

Shalabh Chandra MD, Cardiologist
Holyoke, Massachusetts

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INTERVALS OF RENEWAL IS KEY

“Stress isn’t the enemy in the workplace. Our real enemy is the absence of intermittent renewal.” Harvard Business Review

Investing time for mind-body renewal is made-up in greater productivity and fewer mistakes. Energy reserves are enhanced, giving one more to draw upon when a crisis must be handled.

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MINDFULNESS WITHOUT EFFORT

Mindfulness is self-awareness. A tired, distracted or anxious mind is less aware, more prone to negative emotions and less in the present moment. The APW techniques refresh the mind and regular practice stabilizes inner peace and self-awareness without having to use effort to be more aware.

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HIGH-YIELD & EFFECTIVE FOR EVERYONE

SKY Breathing Meditation significantly refreshes the mind in just 10 minutes. Even beginners see immediate, positive results. SKY uses the breath’s built-in ability to quiet the mind naturally so you slip into deep meditation without thinking about it. The results seen from this practice have no comparison with other forms of breathing practices.

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SYNERGISTIC AND CUMULATIVE BENEFITS

Each practice takes 10-20 minutes. Practiced together they work synergistically to calm the mind to a deep meditative rest. Daily practice brings continually expanding awareness & wellness, more energy, and an increasingly positive state of mind.

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"The process of learning SKY Breathing Meditation was quite straightforward and unexpectedly simple however the benefits were immediate and profound. The practice of SKY has been fairly easy to incorporate into my life, particularly in light of it's benefits. It has not only given me an incredible tool for stress management but I have also noted positive effects in many other areas of my life as well."

Robert J Fisher MD
Carolina East Medical Center, New Bern, NC

Physician's Experience

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"I have more energy, I'm better able to manage stress, and I can sustain my concentration more easily throughout the day. The practice makes meditation easy and it quickly and effectively settles my mind."

Rob Feeley MD, Psychiatrist
Yale University School of Medicine

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"I really like the techniques, especially SKY breathing as well as the other meditations. This is very practical knowledge and helped me get over my boundaries and inhibitions. I feel more centered and "in the moment" while dealing with everyday stresses. I wish I had done this much earlier in life!".

Shalabh Chandra MD, Cardiologist
Holyoke, Massachusetts

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"The process of learning SKY Breathing Meditation was quite straightforward and unexpectedly simple however the benefits were immediate and profound. The practice of SKY has been fairly easy to incorporate into my life, particularly in light of it's benefits. It has not only given me an incredible tool for stress management but I have also noted positive effects in many other areas of my life as well."

Robert J Fisher MD
Carolina East Medical Center, New Bern, NC

How Is the APW Program Different?

MINDFULNESS WITHOUT EFFORT

Mindfulness is self-awareness.
A tired, distracted or anxious mind is less aware, more prone to negative emotions and less in the present moment. The APW techniques refresh the mind and regular practice stabilizes inner peace and self-awareness without having to use effort to be more aware.

HIGH-YIELD & EFFECTIVE FOR EVERYONE

SKY Breathing Meditation significantly refreshes the mind in just 10 minutes.
Even beginners see immediate, positive results. SKY uses the breath’s built-in ability to quiet the mind naturally so you slip into deep meditation without thinking about it. The results seen from this practice have no comparison with other forms of breathing practices.

INTERVALS OF RENEWAL IS KEY

“Stress isn’t the enemy in the workplace.
Our real enemy is the absence of intermittent renewal.”
Harvard Business Review

Investing time for mind-body renewal is made-up in greater productivity and personal satisfaction. Energy reserves are enhanced, giving one more to draw upon when a crisis must be handled.

SYNERGISTIC AND CUMULATIVE BENEFITS

Each practice takes 10-20 minutes. Practiced together they work synergistically to calm the mind to a deep meditative rest. Daily practice brings continually expanding awareness & wellness, more energy, and an increasingly positive state of mind.

RENEWAL

TRAINING

The program can be completed in one weekend, Friday evening plus Saturday & Sunday.

Other customized schedules can be arranged.

The practices are easily mastered. There are 3 components to the core routine each takes 10-20 min. The components can be broken up but a single 40 min. session provides the greatest benefit. Additional techniques are taught that can be practiced in as little as a few minutes or longer as time permits.

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

To ensure success, support is offered through:

  • Regular guided one-hour maintenance sessions provide an extra deep rest and exhilarating boost. Repeating the guided sessions also helps the standard home practice become very automatic.
  • Trainers are available to every participant to answer questions directly.
  • Periodic weekend retreats are offered to immerse in silence and deep practice for powerful restoration.

RENEWAL

TRAINING

The program can be completed in one weekend, Friday evening plus Saturday & Sunday till 5:00pm.

Other customized schedules can be arranged.

The practices are easily mastered. There are 3 components to the core routine each takes 10-20 min. The components can be broken up but a single 40 min. session provides the greatest benefit. Additional techniques are taught that can be practiced in as little as a few minutes or longer as time permits.

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

To ensure success, support is offered through:

  • Regular guided one-hour maintenance sessions provide an extra deep rest and exhilarating boost. Repeating the guided sessions also helps the standard home practice become very automatic.
  • Trainers are available to every participant to answer questions directly.
  • Periodic weekend retreats are offered to immerse in silence and deep practice for powerful restoration.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a presentation.

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CONTACT US

Email: APW@iahv.org
Website: www.AdvancedPhysicianWellness.org
Phone: 813-404-0003

Copyright © 2017 Advanced Physician Wellness Program®. All rights reserved.

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CONTACT US

Email: APW@iahv.org
Website: www.AdvancedPhysicianWellness.org
Phone: 813-404-0003

Copyright © 2017 Advanced Physician Wellness Program®. All rights reserved.

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CONTACT US

Email: APW@iahv.org
Website: www.AdvancedPhysicianWellness.org
Phone: 813-404-0003

Copyright © 2017 Advanced Physician Wellness Program®. All rights reserved.

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Advanced Physician Wellness (APW) works in partnership with the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) to provide physicians and healthcare organizations with tools that counter the effect of chronic stress prevalent in the healthcare environment while strengthening individual resiliency and well being. These tools succeed by acting quickly to deeply rest and rejuvenate the body and mind.

Contact Us:

Email: apw@iahv.org
Phone: 813-404-0003

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