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Kurt Beil, ND, The Healing Power of Nature: Preventive, Restorative and Therapeutic Benefits of Contact with the Natural World.
Time in nature is more than just a walk in the park. A variety of research fields, including clinical medicine, epidemiology, psychoneuroendocrinology, and environmental psychology, are demonstrating that contact with natural environments has preventive, restorative and therapeutic potential for addressing diseases such as depression, ADHD, and cardiovascular disease. This session will explore the evidence and practice of nature-based “ecotherapy” through paradigms of stress-reduction, attention-restoration, and salutogenesis (i.e. holistic health promotion). Case studies and clinical techniques will be shared. The session…Find out more »
Vision is so much more than 20/20 eyesight! Behavioral Optometrist, Dr. Samantha Slotnick, explores the eye-brain connection in an interactive seminar. Learn how to reduce visual stress and enjoy more efficient, effective use of your own vision, at any age. Don't miss this exciting, educational, hands-on workshop. In this lively, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to assess, test for and distinguish visual conditions that keep some individuals from engaging in sustained, visually-centered activities. You’ll have an opportunity to practice tests…Find out more »