Holistic Stress Management Instructor Training
Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
Executive Director, The Paramount Wellness Institute
This workshop is designed to train all allied health professionals to teach, direct or facilitate quality stress management presentations/workshops at their worksite. The focus of this intensive workshop is holistic—honoring the integration, balance and harmony of mind, body spirit and emotions for optimal well-being. The purpose of this workshop is two-fold: 1) to gain a sound background in the holistic approach to stress management, (addressing not only the causes of stress through effective coping skills, but the symptoms of stress with effective relaxation techniques), and 2) to learn, refine and practice excellent teaching skills in which to share this knowledge most effectively, whether it is through a one-hour presentation or a 16 week college credit course. Professionals who have greatly benefited from this workshop include: nurses, social workers, counselors, schoolteachers, wellness directors, therapists, health educators, college professors and physicians, and those wishing to make a career change. Special focus includes the topics of burnout, work-life balance, healthy boundaries, stress & nutrition, mindfulness and improved sleep quality.
Brian Luke Seaward is renowned nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and corporate health promotion. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward, a TEDx speaker, can be found quoted in PBS specials, college lectures, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, keynote addresses, and graduation speeches all over the world. It has been said that he looks like James Taylor, dresses like Indiana Jones, and writes like Mark Twain. In the role of traveler, visionary, mystic, healer and mentor, Brian Luke Seaward has created a legacy in the field of wellness and health promotion for all to share.
In addition to teaching several thousand students at the University of Illinois, University of Maryland, The American University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Northern Colorado, not to mention thousands of workshop participants, he has shared the insights of meditation with the staff at the White House (’90-94), taught stress management techniques with various heads of state, and coached relaxation techniques to several Olympic athletes, Broadway actors, media personalities, and leaders of several multinational corporations. His corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, Conoco Oil, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP, Hewlett Packard, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Seagate, Mutual of Omaha,Organic Valley Dairy, the US Army, The US Airforce, and many others. An extremely popular speaker at various conferences from the National Wellness Institute and the Institute of Noetic Sciences to the National Fibromyalsia Association, Dr. Seaward leaves everyone inspired, enlightened and entertained. Through it all, he reminds us, stress knows no demographic boundaries.
Dr. Seaward has authored 16 books including the popular best sellers, Managing Stress, Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backward , and Quiet Mind, Fearless Hear . The acclaimed book, Stand Like Mountain , Flow Like Water: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality, (now released as a 10th anniversary edition) has been described as the sequel to M. Scott Peck’s, The Road Less Traveled.
His colleague and mentor Larry Dossey, M.D. says, “Dr. Seaward daringly goes beyond the usual approach to the subject (of stress) to speak of the soul and of human spirituality because he realizes that stress management and maximal health are impossible to attain unless the questions of life’s meaning are addressed.” Former Good Morning America host, Joan Lunden says, “Luke’s words have touched my life profoundly and helped me to find grace and dignity, the patience and compassion needed to navigate my ever-changing course. They have helped me understand that it is the way I choose to see the world that I will create the world I see.”