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WELLCOM Iowa Symposium, "Digital Detox & the Art of Mindfulness"

Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:30 am11:30 am
Mercy Comfort Center for Women | 1601 NW 114th St, Suite 151 | Clive, IA 50325
WELLCOM Iowa Symposium, "Digital Detox & the Art of Mindfulness"

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Registration, networking and morning refreshments
9:00-11:30 a.m – Welcome and speaker Introduction
11:30 a.m. – Concluding remarks

WELLCOM Iowa is excited to welcome Brian Luke Seaward to our next symposium, “Digital Detox and The Art of Mindfulness.” We invite you and your wellness team to join us for a morning of learning, mindfulness and digital detox! What a terrific way to reward your committee members for their commitment to your program AND gain some new ideas on how to positively influence your workplace culture and employee wellbeing.

The topic of mindfulness is gaining great receptivity in the American culture, and by no coincidence, so is a parallel use of screen technology. Experts from MIT and Stanford University are now expressing concern with our love affair with technology (known as FOMO: Fear of Missing Out and “Digital Dementia”), citing an increased compromise of cognitive skills including short term and long-term memory, attention span and critical thinking. In addition to fostering a great sense of isolation and alienation, it also places a wedge between us and the real world. Enter the age of Mindfulness, an ancient practice to quiet the mind from an abundance of digital sensory overload.

This symposium examines the science of “screen addictions,” FOMO, digital toxicity, digital dementia, as well as the newest research of neuroplasticity; regeneration of brain tissue produced from mindfulness meditation and relaxation to regain health and a sense of inner peace. And to help your employees and co-workers do the same.

Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the relationship between digital toxicity and compromised cognitive skills
2. Define the terms “neuroplasticity” and “mindfulness meditation”
3. Demonstrate an experience of mindfulness for daily practice

About the Speaker:

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the field of stress management and a pioneer in the fields of mind-body-spirit healing and corporate health promotion. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward can be found quoted in PBS specials, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, college graduation speeches, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, and keynote addresses all over the world. He has authored more than twelve books, including the classic best sellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, The Art of Calm and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward and the leading college textbook, Managing Stress (9E). Dr. Seaward’s mission, as expressed through his legacy of acclaimed books, documentary films and public appearances, is to make this a better world in which to live by having each of us reach our highest potential. His corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, Royal Caribbean, Wells Fargo, TransAmerica, Procter & Gamble, Conoco-Phillips, Motorola, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP-Amoco, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Maxtor-Seagate, Organic Valley Dairy, US ARMY, The US Airforce and many others. For 25 years he served on the faculty of the University of Colorado Consortium for Public Health and now currently he is a faculty member of The Graduate Institute. Dr. Seaward is the Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, CO.

Seats are limited!

Registration Fees: *
WELLCOM member fee: 1 complimentary registration per member company, additional member company registrations: $25
Non-member fee: $45
*Wellness Team Discount- register three or more people from your wellness committee/team and receive a 25% discount on every registration.