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Upcoming Events
Natural Weight Loss Seminar
When: Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 6:15pm
Location: Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa, 128 Main St, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Cost: $20
Description: This natural weight loss seminar is led by Dr. Alice Fong. She is a naturopathic doctor that provides a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Weight loss is not about fad diets, but long-term sustainable healthy lifestyle changes. Dr. Alice will teach you about smart food choices, reading labels, intuitive eating, stress reduction, and exercise strategies to help you build new skills to achieve your goals. She will also discuss how certain factors can interfere with a person's ability to lose weight such as poor digestion, poor liver function, food sensitivities/allergies, deficiencies of essential nutrients needed for normal metabolism, and mental/emotional issues.
Open to the General Public. Registration required and starts March 7th. To sign up, call (410) 535-6059

MIND-BODY MEDICINE: Self-Care and Stress Management for Healthcare Providers
3.5 CEU approved by the University of Maryland
When: Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Calvert County Health Department, 280 Stafford Rd, Barstow, MD 20678
Description: This course is led by Dr. Alice Fong. She is a naturopathic doctor that specializes in stress management and uses a wide variety of tools to help people relax, as well as teach people how they can cope with stress in a healthier way. For many people relaxation can be very difficult, and this seminar takes a holistic approach to wellbeing by addressing stress on a mental, emotional, and physical level. Healthcare providers and clinicians serve the community by caring for people in many different ways. However, it’s not uncommon for those providers to overextend themselves to the point where they are not caring enough about their own wellbeing. Maybe they are not getting enough sleep, eating a nutritious meal, or perhaps they are anxious about work or the status of their patients. When someone is unable to have adequate self-care, it can impact the care received by the people they oversee.

Stress is a major component of nearly everyone’s life, but it is often disregarded or not handled as well as it could be. Numerous studies have shown that prolonged stress can have a negative impact on person’s physical health and mental and emotional wellbeing. Signs can include, but are not limited to: fatigue, depression, anxiety, pain, overeating/poor dietary choices, decreased immune function, high blood pressure, and insomnia. Perhaps we cannot always change the stressors that come up in our lives, but we CAN change the way we respond to stress. And Dr. Alice's job is to show providers how to do so.

This course reviews the theoretical and clinical application of mind-body techniques with emphasis on integration with biofeedback and holistic health care. Biofeedback is the process of becoming aware of our physiological (aka biological) responses and learning how to regulate these processes (such as breathing and heart rate) through the use of machines or people who offer feedback about those responses. Once we learn to regulate these, we can generalize it to our whole life to where it can impact our mood and autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system involves your sympathetic (fight or flight; stress response) and parasympathetic nervous systems (rest and digest; relaxation). Balancing our autonomic nervous system will allow us to better cope with the many stressors of daily living and ultimately improve our health and immune function. There are various modalities within biofeedback and Dr. Alice will explain, demonstrate, and have students practice exercises to help regulate their stress response in their bodies. Biofeedback has been proven effective for treatment of anxiety, stress, hypertension, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other conditions.

Not only will biofeedback be explored and demonstrated but also several mind-body techniques will be introduced (such as breath retraining, progressive muscles relaxation, autogenics, meditation and guided visualization). Students may take advantage of in-class experience with biofeedback monitoring. In addition, nutrition and lifestyle factors will be addressed on how it impacts stress levels.
Open to clinicians. Registration required. Registration info and cost will be posted soon.

Past Events

Ultimate Stress Management Seminar
When: Monday, October 19th, 2015, 6pm - 7:15pm
Location: Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa, 128 Main St, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Description: The Ultimate Stress Management Seminar is led by Dr. Alice Fong. She is a naturopathic doctor that specializes in stress management and uses a wide variety of tools to help people relax, as well as teach people how they can cope with stress in a healthier way. For many people relaxation can be very difficult, and this seminar takes a holistic approach to wellbeing by addressing stress on a mental, emotional, and physical level.

Stress is a major component of nearly everyone’s life, but it is often disregarded or not handled as well as it could be. Numerous studies have shown that prolonged stress can have a negative impact on person’s physical health and mental and emotional wellbeing. Signs can include, but are not limited to: fatigue, depression, anxiety, pain, overeating/poor dietary choices, decreased immune function, high blood pressure, and insomnia. Perhaps we cannot always change the stressors that come up in our lives, but we CAN change the way we respond to stress. And Dr. Alice's job is to show you how you can handle your stress better to optimize your health. There IS a different way you can live, let Dr. Alice show you how.
Open to the General Public.
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Working in a stressful environment? Could you and your co-workers use help in managing your collective stress? Bring an Ultimate Stress Management Seminar to the office. Contact me about bringing this class to your workplace.
*Price varies depending on # of employees and location.

If you would like to schedule a seminar for your work or group, please contact me at info@alicefong.com