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Mind Body Wellness Summit to Be Held at UTHSC

The Mind Body Wellness Summit will be held on October 27 in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, and is open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mind Body Wellness Center in partnership with the Human Resources Office will host a Mind Body Wellness Summit on October 27. The half-day event is free and open to the public.

Titled “From Adversity to Resiliency,” the summit will be held at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The event includes speakers and practitioners leading sessions on mindfulness and resilience.

Juliet Hwang, MD, faculty member at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Pasadena, California, and community pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente in Long Beach, California, will present a conversation on transforming adversity to resiliency.

The summit’s breakout sessions are held from 10:35 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. and include guided mediation, healing yoga, and a discussion on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and self-awareness. The speakers include:

  • Sister Peace, ordained nun in the Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing
  • Kayla Brooks, 200-hour registered yoga teacher
  • Anita Kimbro, Christopher Williams, and Lolitha Barbee from the UTHSC Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being.

The event will also feature a performance by Playback Memphis, an original form of improvisational theater in which audience members tell stories from their lives, then watch as actors and a musician bring them to life.

A fundamental tenet of UTHSC’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the global community. To better help those the university serves, the summit aims to equip health care professionals and community members with tools and practices that sustain well-being.

To attend, please complete this registration form. Space is limited. For more information, call 901.448.9436 or 901.448.5524.