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Integrative health and medicine: Professional education

Integrative health combines Western medicine with therapies from other healing traditions. The Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing offers medical professionals opportunities to earn continuing education credits while expanding their ability to take a whole person approach to care -- treating a patient's body, mind and spirit.

If you are an Allina Health employee, ask about available discounts and rewards.

Ongoing education opportunities

Healing Touch Levels 1, 2 and 3

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The two-day Level 1 course is for registered nurses, licensed health care professionals, body-oriented therapists, psychotherapists or other individuals who desire to incorporate energy system concepts, principles and techniques into their practice. It can be taken alone or can be combined with future advanced levels. The Level 2 and 3 courses are for students who have completed Level 1 and wish to increase breadth and depth in the study of healing touch. These classes are available periodically. To check for upcoming classes, go to allinahealth.org/classes and search on the key words "Healing Touch" or the topic "For medical professionals.

Managing stress through mindfulness

Penny George Institute Outpatient Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you are looking for a new approach to managing stress, Mindfulness Training may be for you. It is a four-week program offering highly effective tools to help you manage stress and achieve a higher state of well-being. Learn to stabilize your mind and increase your resilience through mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga.Managing stress through mindfulness If you are looking for a new approach to managing stress, Mindfulness Training may be for you. It is a four-week program offering highly effective tools to help you manage stress and achieve a higher state of well-being. Learn to stabilize your mind and increase your resilience through mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga.

Transformative Nurse Training

The Transformative Nurse Training program was developed by integrative health nurses at the Penny George Institute to offer nurses an opportunity for personal and professional transformation. It is a unique educational offering grounded in holistic nursing philosophy, principles and theory. The program emphasizes relationship-centered care and introduces participants to various healing and belief systems, providing nurses with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance care through an integrative and holistic approach.

Taught by integrative health nurses and practitioners, the thirty-two hour curriculum emphasizes professional practice, personal development, and self care. It explores practices such as massage, guided imagery and relaxation. Teaching methods include lecture, interactive discussions, and experiential practice sessions and mentorship.

Nurses interested in the program can view a class listing, or contact Julie Streeter at 612-863-5292 or julie.streeter@allina.com

Health organizations interested in offering Transformative Nurse Training to employee groups may contact Pat Vitale at patricia.vitale@allina.com or by calling 612-863-7775.