Using Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology Interventions to Promote Clinician Well-being

  • Friday, August 20, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Live Event via Zoom


Program Information:

Title: "Using Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology Interventions to Promote Clinician Well-being”

Presenter:  Melyssa Allen, MA, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Date:  August 20, 2021

Live Event: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

(Announcements, virtual networking) 9:00-9:30am; (Presentation) 9:30-10:30am

*Your Zoom link will be sent out at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.*

Presentation Summary:  

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated issues that were already present for healthcare providers leading to increased rates of burnout. Lifestyle medicine and positive psychology interventions can serve as an antidote to burnout and promote the well-being of healthcare providers. With the rising rates of mental health concerns due to the pandemic, counselors will be continuing to serve on the front lines. We need proper resources to protect our own well-being so we can continue to provide quality services to our clients.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain the 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine to promote well-being.

  • Participants will identify how lifestyle medicine and positive psychology can act as protective factors to burnout.

  • Participants will conduct a personal well-being inventory and reflect on integrating lifestyle medicine to your well-being plan.

Speaker Bio:

Melyssa Allen is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, Exercise is Medicine fitness professional, and Board Certified lifestyle medicine professional. She founded her own coaching and consultation company, Mind-Body-Thrive Lifestyle, providing evidence-based therapeutic lifestyle solutions. Driven by a background that spans biology, clinical psychology, and animal training, Melyssa is known for her expertise in mindfulness-based stress reduction, positive psychology interventions, and behavior change coaching using mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She is passionate about the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and helping individuals implement transformative, sustainable change. She is an esteemed member of the Lake Nona Performance Club Medical Advisory Council, serves as Secretary for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine's Fitness in Medicine member interest group, and currently works full-time as a Clinician Well-Being Coach at Orlando Health.

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