29 Apr VIRTUAL MEETING: MENTAL HEALTH & COVID-19
Difficult Emotions & Uncertain Times: A Mindful Veterinary Survival Guide
SPEAKER: LAURA SMALLWOOD, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), RYT-200
Dr. Laura Smallwood’s professional experience includes over 35 years in the practice of veterinary medicine, the majority of that as a small animal internal medicine specialist and practice owner. Dr. Smallwood began her study of Mindfulness early in 2016 as part of a collaboration to develop a 6-week Mindfulness-based stress resilience program for Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Since that time, she has been committed to the intensive study and practice of Mindfulness as a methodology for cultivating emotional intelligence, stress resilience and leadership skills with an emphasis on the development training programs specific to the veterinary profession. Dr. Smallwood has lectured and taught workshops on Mindfulness for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, Pathway Vet Alliance, and Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists and Emergency. She is is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and is studying to become a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher.
GVMA MEMBERS: JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT WELLNESS WEBINAR!
May 5 @ 8pm
GVMA Webinar: “Conscious Relaxation”
Becoming aware of tension in the body and cultivating the capacity to let the body relax can help to reduce the physical impact of acute and chronic stress, and anxiety. In this session, participants will learn a mindfulness practice for consciously releasing muscular tension in the body.
Instructor: Dr. Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), RYT-200, Chair of GVMA Wellbeing & Resilience Committee
Please note: In order to create a sense of community, participants will be able to join this session with their webcam on. This is an interactive session and you are encouraged to participate. This webinar is available exclusively to GVMA Members at no cost. Space is limited.