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Holistic Health and Well-Being - 2021 LIVESTREAM CNE Conference

July 22, 2021 to July 23, 2021

July 22 - 23, 2021 - LIVESTREAM
The 2021 Mayo Clinic Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference will be a unique experience that includes evidence-based overviews of a variety of holistic approaches for mind, body, and spirit well-being. Health promotion and disease prevention are important factors for transforming healthcare. The purpose of this conference is to provide participants with a variety of strategies for self-care which can be incorporated in their practice and inspire whole person care. The latest research on planetary health, sustainable living, anxiety, depression, resilience, mindfulness, stress management, nutrition, and health behavior change will be presented by expert clinicians and researchers.

**This conference is approved to offer NBHWC (#100103) and Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training continuing education credits.

Registration closes on July 21, 2021. 
All sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees to view through Oct. 23, 2021.

A student discount of $300 registration is available. Please ensure student is selected in your log in profile.
If you are a retired nurse please email to receive a discount code.

Course Director: Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC


Target Audience

This livestream CNE course is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the role of body, mind, and spirit in health and well-being.
  • Discuss current evidence for approaches to holistic health and well-being.
  • Explore self-care practices and methods to incorporate them in a healthcare practice.
  • Experience holistic health and well-being practices from a variety of traditions.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.50 ANCC
  • 14.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
07/22/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
07/23/2021 - 5:00pm

Please see the course content tab to get PDF's of each presentation, and links to the concurrent sessions. 
Day 1 Thursday July 22, 2021

*US Central Standard Time

7:50 a.m.Welcome and Announcements 
8:00 a.m.Building Wellness Cultures & Resilient Clinicians for
Maximum ROI & VOI: Evidence-Based Strategies that Work
Bernadette Melnyk
9:15 a.m.Break 
9:25 a.m.Living in Right Relationship with a Living PlanetJamie Harvie
10:25 a.m.Break 
10:35 a.m.Integrative Medicine and Health Approaches
to Anxiety and Depression
Sarah Stinson
11:35 a.m.Break 
11:45a.m.Chinese Herbs in Clinical PracticeJessica Frier
To HIIT or Not to HIIT - High Intensity Interval TrainingThom Reick
RAIN: A Mindfulness Practice to Transform SufferingSherry Chesak
12:30 p.m.Lunch Break 
1:00 p.m.Stealth Mindfulness for Nurses & Healthcare Providers:
Exploring Everyday Mindfulness Micro-practices 
Christine McNulty-Buckley
Yoga TherapyMichele Hoffman
The Shamanic JourneyLisa Van Getson
1:45 p.m.Break 
1:55 p.m.

 Growing Health: Food as Medicine

Amy Sapola
2:55 p.m.Break 
3:05 p.m.Self as a HealerLisa Van Getson
4:05 pmBreak 
4:15 p.m.Processing Pandemic Grief Jody Nation
5:15 p.m.Adjourn 


Please see the course content tab to get PDF's of each presentation, and links to the concurrent sessions. Day 2 Friday July 23, 2021
*US Central Standard Time

7:50 a.m.Welcome and Announcements 
8:00a.m.Background and Use of HypnosisSuzanne Candell
9:00 a.m.Break 
9:10 a.m.Resilience From the Inside OutTeri Pipe
10:20 a.m.Break 
10:30 a.m.Search Inside YourselfSheila Judd
11:30 a.m.Lunch Break 
12:00 p.m.The Whole Foods Plant Based Diet

Joe Gonzales

Rose Prissel

1:00 p.m.Break 
1:10 p.m.Medical CannabisJon Ebbert
2:10 p.m.Break 
2:20 p.m.Coaching for Capacity: An Emerging NeedNicole Guerton
3:20 p.m.Break 
3:30 p.m.Planetary Health - A Call for Nursing Action (Pre-recorded)Teddie Potter
4:30 p.m.Adjourn 


This livestream CNE conference will be presented on a customized virtual event platform. Registered participants will have access to the recorded sessions for 3 months after the live conference.

Course Director: Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Suzanne Candell, PhD, LP
Clinical Health Psychologist
Private Practice
Minneapolis, MN

Sherry Chesak, PhD, RN
Nurse Scientist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Jon Ebbert, MD
Professor of Medicine
Community Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, MN

Jessica Frier, DEOM, M.Om, L.Ac
College of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, MN

Joe Gonzales, RDN, LD.
Registered Dietitian
Mayo Clinic Health Systems
Red Wing, MN

Nicole Guerton, MS, MCHES, NBC-HWC
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration
Instructor in Family Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, MN

Jamie Harvie, P.E.
Executive Director
Psychedelic Research and Training Institute PRATI
Duluth, MN

Michele Hoffman, C-IAYT
Yoga Therapist
Integrative Medicine & Health
Mayo Clinic Health System
Red Wing, MN

Sheila Judd, MA, CHTP/I
Chief Inspiration Officer
Sheila Judd Consulting, LLC

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-Based Practice, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Executive Director, The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Christine McNulty-Buckley, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Caritas Coach
Certified Koru Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher
Wellcoaches® Certified Personal Health & Wellness Coach
Associate Professor,
MCPHS University
Boston, MA

Jody Nation, MS, LPCC
Employee Assistance Program
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Teri Pipe, PhD, RN
Chief Well-Being Officer
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP
Clinical Professor and Director of Planetary Health
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
St. Paul, MN

Rose Prissel
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, MN

Thom Reick, MA, CSCS
Wellness Exercise Specialist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Amy Sapola, Pharm.D., FAIHM, IFMCP
Clinical Pharmacist
Gunderson St. Elizabeth’s
Sapola Integrative Wellness, LLC

Sarah Stinson, MS, LPC, CHTP/I, FAIHM
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Associate Professor in Nursing
Doctorate of Nursing
Director of Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Augsburg University
Minneapolis, MN


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statements
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 14.50 ANCC contact hours. 

This continuing education course is approved by NBHWC for 14.50 continuing education units (CEP #100103).

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 14.50 ANCC
  • 14.50 Attendance


Please login or register to take this course.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to

If the cancellation is made prior to the start of the activity, a refund less an administration fee of $25 will be issued. If the cancellation is made after the start of the activity, no refund will be issued. All refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment.

Required Hardware/software

A webcam and microphone is required for optimal attendance and participation in this online course.