HEALING RELATIONSHIPS AND SHAPING RELATIONSHIPS THAT HEAL 9 am - 12 pm Saanich Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $200 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 75 PRESENTER: Dr. Sue Johnson This workshop, run by best-selling author and the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couple & Family Therapy, Sue Johnson, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.... Secure connection with a trusted loved one is the best resource any professional or patient can have. However often it is when we need our partners the most and are the most vulnerable that relationship rifts appear. This workshop will lay out what we have learned in over 20 studies of helping partners take control of negative patterns and rifts in their relationships. We will pinpoint how to heal key injuries and connect in specific ways that strengthen our most precious bonds and foster personal resilience. The focus will be on how to heal rifts in your own relationships and how these connections make you stronger, better at helping others, better at home, better at work, better at any and every task. Understanding how to shape love relationships is a crucial part of healthy living for both professionals and their patients.
MINDFULNESS IN MEDICINE: ATTENDING TO THE ATTENDING 10 am - 12 pm Sidney Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $100 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 40 PRESENTERS:Dr. Joanna Cheek & Dr. Erin Burrell Mindfulness is often misrepresented as a state of relaxation, calmness, or even bliss. But in this experiential workshop, don’t expect to cultivate a blank mind or raptured state. Rather, join with two psychiatrists who have found mindfulness to be an essential practice for navigating life, personally and professionally, in all of its mess, busyness, and competing demands. Through practices, we will explore how cultivating intentional, compassionate awareness equips us to reflectively respond with creativity and engagement to the challenges we face.
JUNE 4: AFTERNOON SESSIONS
HAIR BITS & BOBS: TEN-MINUTE HAIR TRICKS 12:15 - 1:45pm View Royal Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $50 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 25 PRESENTERS: Kate Jackson & Khadija Jaii Have you ever wondered how your colleague’s hair looks like she just came from the salon Every. Single. Day.? Join Kate & Khadija from Shampoo Hair Bar for 1.5 hours of hair tips and tricks for the busy professional. Have fun learning and trying out new quick fixes to common “bad hair day” disasters, and ways to look more put-together (and less like you’ve been on call or breastfeeding all night)! We look forward to seeing you at this fun and practical workshop!
PITCH PERFECT: HOW TO CREATE A HIGH IMPACT ELEVATOR PITCH 1 - 2 pm Esquimalt Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $25 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 50 PRESENTER: Jennifer Aitken Do you have a fantastic idea that hasn’t received the support it needs? Are you struggling to recruit key decision makers or influencers? Often, the difference between a great concept and transformational change is that 30-second conversation with the right person. This interactive session will give you the tools and practice you need to create and deliver a perfect elevator pitch - whatever your idea!
MASTER CLASS: PARENTING THE CHALLENGING CHILD 1 - 3 pm Saanich Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $150 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 75 PRESENTER: Alyson Schafer This workshop, run by world-renowned parenting expert Alyson Schafer, will allow you to delve into some of the struggles you might be having as a parent. She will demonstrate the interpersonal dynamics that create resistance and defiance between you and your child and teach you a 4-step process for overcoming power struggles with your children. Alyson will guide you through some discipline techniques which will help you overcome resistance and win cooperation, all while holding your child accountable. Have you ever held a family meeting? Here, you will learn how these meetings can help all members of the family learn problem-solving skills that will help everyone for years to come.
MAKE 'EM LAUGH: HOW TO USE HUMOUR IN WRITING, PRESENTATIONS & LIFE 2 - 3:30 pm Colwood Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $100 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 25 PRESENTER: Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes Medicine can squeeze your soul. How do you stay sane? We all know we should eat right and exercise, but have you tried laughing? Sure, you could switch on Netflix. Yet developing your own sense of humour allows you to keep an audience awake during PowerPoint presentations and can transform a book into a bestseller. It eases your way through life and makes you more resilient when things invariably/incessantly go south. Or, to paraphrase Mary Pettibone Poole, “She who laughs, lasts." Join us for a workshop boiling over with writing tips, samples, and hands-on exercises, whether you pride yourself on a flat affect or could teach improv to Tina Fey. Sharing your writing is optional. Introverts, extroverts, ambiverts, and all mood levels welcome. ACHIEVING FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE: THE EASY, LAZY GUIDE FOR BUSY PHYSICIANS 3:45 - 5:15 pm Saanich Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $75 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 75 PRESENTERS:Drs. Jane & Paul Healey Drs. Jane & Paul Healey, founders of Physician Financial Independence (PFI) will lead this workshop that teaches physicians how to take control of their personal Finances. PFI is an online discussion forum that allows physicians to teach each other about personal finance without the industry bias. Better financial management is an important tool to avoid the burnout epidemic facing physicians. The workshop will teach participants how to contextualize their spending to maximize happiness and describe the different options available to invest and reach financial independence.
HOW TO THROW OUT YOUR SPANX: PRACTICAL, EVIDENCE-BASED NUTRITION & FITNESS TIPS 3:45 - 5:15 pm Esquimalt Room, Victoria Conference Centre COST: $75 + GST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 75 PRESENTERS: Dr. Suzanne Rutherford & Jake Wright This 90 minute interactive workshop is designed specifically for busy female physicians who are ready to start prioritizing their own health and wellness, despite their hectic work and home lives. In a time when the internet is overflowing with conflicting information on what is the best strategy for weight loss, we aim to debunk the myths and simplify the evidence so that each participant leaves with an easy and effective plan to get themselves on track to a fitter and healthier self. The workshop will cover the latest evidence on nutrition and fitness for fat loss, as well as address the key psychological factors that keep women from achieving their health and fitness goals.