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From Burnout to Resilience Workshop: Science-Backed Tools for Thriving in the Face of Stress is a Course

From Burnout to Resilience Workshop: Science-Backed Tools for Thriving in the Face of Stress

Ended May 15, 2019

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Workshop Description

Resilience is the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, challenge, and adversity.  For health and healthcare practitioners, this requires emotion regulation capacities that allow them to get the most out of higher order thinking resources.  When clinicians can optimize their cognitive resources, they increase their ability to solve problems with insight, deepen self-regulation, and build social cognition essential for collaboration and helping people facilitate positive change.   Not only does emotion regulation play a fundamental role in developing resiliency, but research also illustrates that the ability to regulate is essential for building trust, maintaining high levels of motivation, and having the capacity to be flexible and adaptive in the face of stress and on-going flux.  Findings in neuroscience and the physiology of stress resilience shine a light on the biological underpinnings of the grit and persistence involved in navigating challenging situations that hold uncertainty, providing a fresh perspective on what it takes to learn and develop personal resilience in dynamic healthcare, professional, and everyday life contexts. 

This evidence-based program is highly interactive and is based on cutting-edge research from the Institute of HeartMath® and the physiology of stress resilience.  It teaches practical tools for strengthening resiliency, improving decision-making, enhancing creativity, and increasing productivity. The tools taught in this program are utilized by surgeons, elite athletes, fortune 100 executives, military, and educations systems to build stress resilience and improve human performance levels.  Participants walk away with a greater capacity to navigate rapidly changing, high-pressure environments. Providing a science-based practical framework of self-regulation tools dramatically helps health and healthcare practitioners gain more inner poise and clarity in the face of change and overwhelm. Improved composure facilitates clearer thinking and a stronger identity with one’s purpose and core values, improving the quality of problem-solving, engagement with clients, and decision making. Participants learn how their responses to events, communications or circumstance can deplete or renew their resiliency.  These strategies can then be transferred into professional practice to improve the outcomes of clients and patients facing similar stressful circumstances.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this workshop, participants will learn:

·        Discover the depletion-renewal resiliency model for intelligent stress management.

·        Describe evidenced-based skills for building resilience in the face of change and uncertainty.

·        Practice intelligent energy self-regulation techniques.

·        Explain the benefits of coherence for personal and work effectiveness.

·        Identify the impacts of chronic stress and sleep on performance.

·        Evaluate new research on how attitudes and emotions affect co-workers, clients and stakeholders.

·        Practice how to better maintain composure for improved decision-making and engagement with clients.

·        Model practical strategies for easily integrating resilience-building tools into everyday routines.

Planned Activities

Activities include a combination of the presentation of scientific insights that concentrate on the importance of understanding the neurobiology of resiliency and effective self-regulation techniques for self-management in changing environments.  Personal experiences will be shared by practitioners experiential group activities (i.e. self-regulation technique practice) will be included to deepen the learning experience of the participants.  In addition, small roundtable discussions will be facilitated to elicit new connections and insights from the participants on how to apply the information and findings into real-world settings.  A biofeedback demonstration will be included to demonstrate the effects of the practice.  

Participants will also take away a hard-copy and PDF Training Workbook and will have the unique opportunity to engage in an online discussion community pre-and-post workshop to further reinforce and explore this exciting topic!

Workshop Agenda

Each session is organized based on the latest research in adult learning to enhance practical application into real-world settings.

8:15am – 8:30am         Welcome & Course Overview

8:30am – 10:00am       Session I: The meaning and importance of resiliency to personal effectiveness, leadership and team performance/tools for intelligent stress management                                    

·       Introduction to depleting and renewing situations with group exercise

·       Learn and practice the Heart-Focused Breathing® Technique

·       Demonstration of the link between emotions and physiology

10:00am – 10:15am     Break

10:15am – 12:00pm     Session II: Understanding the physiology of coherence and resiliency/tools to build stress resilience capacity

·       A discussion on the physiology of coherence from a scientific perspective

·       Understanding the biology of stress resilience

·       Depletion to renewal grid exercise to increase awareness of energy drains

·       Quick Coherence® Technique

·       Biofeedback demonstration of Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) regulation

12:00pm – 1:00pm     Lunch Break

1:00pm – 2:15pm       Session III:  Relational Energetics and Coherent Field Environments

·       The science of relational energetics and how our attitudes, emotions, and behaviors affect relationships, workplace morale, and engagement with clients

·       Creating a coherent field environment and the energetics of communication

·       Understanding the connection between glitches in communication, energy drains, and resilience

·       Learn and practice the Coherent Communication™ Technique

2:15pm – 2:30pm       Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm       Session IV:  Establishing a New Physiological Baseline

·       Using stress resilience tools to create new more energy efficient neural patterns

·       The connection between sleep and performance

·       Learn and practice the Heart Lock-In® Technique

3:30pm – 4:00pm        Action Plan for Plugging Energy Leaks and Building Resilience Capacity

4:00pm – 4:30pm        Program Completion/Wrap Up

Presenter Bio:

Laurie is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zero Point Leadership, a leading-edge neuroscience-based personal and leadership learning, and development organization.   She is also co-founder of NeuroLeader University, the world's first neuroscience-based online university dedicated to expanding personal and leadership greatness through science-based learning, and the co-author of Six Steps to Unlocking Extraordinary Leadership: The Neuroscience of High Performance Leadership.  Laurie is among the pioneers who recognize that we change the world by harnessing the power of the connection between the heart and mind. Combining findings from neuroscience, mind-body research, stress resilience, mindfulness, and flow she helps individuals, teams, and organizations change the way they think, feel, and show up in the world.

Laurie has over 22 years of experience in coaching, training, consulting, leadership, facilitation, and mind/body medicine, and is appreciated for her ability to evoke untapped capacities and eliminate outdated habits that get in the way of excelling.  She believes that gaining a deeper understanding of human relationships plays a key role in shifting out of the status quo to move positive change forward. Her philosophy is that change happens from the inside out versus the outside in, and people have the solutions within them. 

Laurie completed her coach training with the College of Executive Coaching, where she became a Certified Professional Coach.  She continued her coach training at the NeuroLeadership Institute, where she earned her certification in brain-based coaching.  Laurie also earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with expertise developing trauma-informed health and human service systems.  After her journey working in private practice as a psychotherapist, she became a change leader in health care reform.  Laurie is also a HeartMath® Certified Trainer, where she teaches people the physiology of building stress resilience to prepare for and adapt in the face of change and adversity. 

Laurie is Adjunct Faculty with the Office of Personnel Management’s Center for Leadership Development, where she facilitates Neuroscience of Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Brain Hacking Tools for Creating Flow States of Consciousness, and Stress Resilience/Mindfulness programs for federal government leaders within various agencies across the continental US and at the Federal Executive Institute and Eastern Management Development Center.  As a Mentor Coach and Adjunct Faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurie teaches meditation and coaching courses that support students in cultivating the competencies necessary for professional health and wellness coaching.  She is also an Associate Faculty at the University of Phoenix, where she teaches undergraduate courses in psychology, ethics, and critical thinking.

Laurie enjoys writing, dancing, and being in nature.  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine and is a certified yoga instructor.


April 17, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm


MUIH Main Campus
Rooms 3 & 4
7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723


Credential & CEUs

Certificate of Participation and 8 CEUs awarded (MUIH) to all participants based on full attendance and post-workshop evaluation survey

Pre-approved for 8 ICF Resource CCEs.  Various other professional boards and organizations may accept this offering for continuing education credits and/or financial reimbursement.  For questions about specific CEU eligibility, contact your professional organization directly or

Official Certificates of Participation and CEU letters will be awarded following the event based on full attendance at the workshop and completion.


Early Bird Rate: $189*

*Registrations prior to March 6, 2019

MUIH Alumni, Faculty and Students: $199**

**Discount promo code needed for registration - email

General Public: $225

Program Tuition includes full-day workshop, light breakfast refreshments, light lunch, Certificate of Participation and CEUs and a hard-copy and PDF Training Workbook.  Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in pre-and-post workshop discussions in an online community to further reinforce and explore this exciting topic.

Group discounts and payment plans are available upon request to


Cancellation requests must be received via email to  Cancellations received by Wednesday, March 13, 2019, will receive a full refund.  Cancellations received between March 13 and April 3, 2019, will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be processed after this date. 


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