Lifestyle Medicine:
An Emerging Healthcare Trend That Inspires

An Institute for Population Health Symposium
Asia/Qatar Lifestyle Medicine: An Emerging Healthcare Trend That Inspires

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Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar Institute for Population Health
AT Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Pre-Symposium Workshops

How to take care of ourselves

Room A053b
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Stress seems to abound. Some say it is a protective response. Others say it is a defensive one. Whether in denial or acceptance, we know that there are degrees of stress that can lead to harm and deteriorating health, which may require medical care or counseling. Life may be impacted adversely, affecting both social and work-related activities, as well as communication in personal surroundings. Home may be the haven, but work is the source of income. What is the balance? How can we maintain personal happiness without sacrificing our quality of life? Many stress reduction solutions have been suggested over a span of time. Understanding stress is of paramount importance. Stress is natural and can be inevitable, but stress can take a toll on your health and effectiveness as a provider. Stress not only affects you, but also family, and work colleagues. Additionally, there may be relationship issues; irritability with people around you; loss of concentration; continuous worry; feeling overwhelmed and an inability to relax. Physical symptoms of stress may include frequent illness, headaches, poor sleep and appetite changes.

This workshop will address ways on how to take care of ourselves, enable a reduction in personal pressure, and develop a better way to perceive self-efficacy, self-reflection, and self-appraisal to achieve the desired balance in daily living.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify common causes of stress. 
  2. Recognize how to control stress creation and reduction.
  3. Identify techniques to reduce stress at work and home.

Workshop Outline

Time Topic
3.00pm - 3.15pm Introduction
3.15pm - 3.50pm Putting things in context/interactive discussion
3.50pm - 4.05pm Coffee break
4.05pm - 5.00pm Small group activity
5.00pm - 5.15pm Reporting/Wrap-up