A conversation with Amy Coleman, MD, Robin Carnes, and Peggy Huddleston, moderated by Tournesol’s Carey Davidson.
Creating institutional change isn’t easy. When will medicine be integrated with a vision for our highest selves?
Our medical care is defined by how it is administered in hospitals, the armed forces and to veterans. Sit with us and learn from these three women visionaries who are actively bringing yoga, mind-body techniques and inspiration-driven medicine to these three profoundly important institutions.
About the Speakers:
Amy Coleman, MD is President of Wellsmart (http://www.wellsmartservice.com/), which empowers patients with inspiration-driven action plans and resiliency training. Dr. Coleman served as a Flight Surgeon for the U.S. Air Force where she was selected as primary physician for General Officer Staff, Special Forces Teams, NASA Shuttle support missions, and F-16 Fighter Squadrons. She was also appointed as the youngest and first female Commander of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Clinic. There, she guided global medical missions and built creative clinic systems including those employing complementary care methods still employed today throughout the U.S. Air Force.
Robin Carnes is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Warriors At Ease (WAE), which trains yoga and meditation teachers (and other mind/body professionals) to teach safely and effectively in military settings. Since 2009, WAE has trained over 500 yoga professionals in their trauma-sensitive, culturally-informed and evidence-based approach.
Peggy Huddleston is the author of “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” (http://www.healfaster.com/). She developed five steps to prepare for surgery using mind-body techniques. Research studies show her method significantly reduces anxiety, use of pain medication and speeds healing. Patients having colorectal surgery and knee-joint replacement healed faster, leaving the hospital 1.3-1.6 days sooner than the control group. Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Workshops are offered for free to patients at hospital including NYU Langone Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.
Carey Davidson is the Founder & CEO of Tournesol Wellness. Tournesol is an integrative medical center in midtown Manhattan providing personalized holistic and integrative care through its 40 vetted specialists and more than 30 modalities. Tournesol’s Live Well and Stay Well programs identify and treat all variables that contribute to a resilient body and mind. Carey also serves as the Co-President of the Manhattan Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce building the visibility and viability of holistic businesses.
A portion of this event’s proceeds will go to Warriors At Ease (http://www.warriorsatease.org/).
Produced by Tournesol (http://www.tournesolwellness.com/) and Body Local (http://bodylocal.com/). Sponsored by GLOW Beauty, Health and Wellness Magazine (http://glowbeautymag.com/).