Navigating the New Normal with Strength, Resilience, and Self Care

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 413RL
  • Cost: $75
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 162 B
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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Christel Koppel Autuori, RDH is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and the University of Bridgeport. She holds a Masters degree in Integrative Health and Healing and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Lifestyle Medicine Coach. AcuYoga instructor, and Holistic Stress Management Instructor. Christel participated in the Forsyth Project Rotunda, and is a former faculty member of the Fones School of Dental Hygiene, The Graduate Institute, and is the director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at Western Connecticut State University. Christel is a well known clinician, lecturer, and author, presenting to professional and public audiences. She volunteers with the Connecticut Mission of Mercy and is a former leader of Cape CARES. Christel has received the Dr. Esther M. Wilkins Distinguished Alumna Award, Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction, and Distinguished Service Award at Western Connecticut State University. Christel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association, the American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Global Integrative Health Coaching Alliance.

Whew! What a two years it has been dealing with Covid-19 and the disruption and upheaval in our lives. We have suffered losses of many types, our patience and creativity strained, and we often functioned on auto pilot. Now things have eased, but trying to get back to “normal” feels weird and strange.—because there is a new normal now! 

In this course the instructor will share practical ways for you to navigate the new normal using the inner strengths we have used in facing the challenges of this pandemic. Attendees will discuss the multidimensional and holistic view of health and healing, and the mind/body/spirit connection relative to positive stress management and resilience, and help you create a personal road map to navigate through this new normal without getting lost. Learn strategies and techniques to create, maintain, and sustain resilience, using grace, patience, and humor. Bring these techniques into your personal lives, and in your clinical practice, to decrease anxiety and stress, increase resilience, and promote health and happiness for you, your patient, and the entire dental team.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the holistic approach to health and healing
  • List three physical responses of the body to stress
  • Identify diseases that may result from chronic and/or mismanaged stress
  • Demonstrate the abdominal or “belly” breath
  • Develop ways to practice self care
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office, Technician

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