The hidden disorder that no one talks about and the health consequences it brings.
Let's face it: how many times, at the beginning of the year, we promise ourselves to clean out the clutter in our closet/garage/storage room/office? What about the stress that comes with just thinking about it? Feeling the neck pain from turning away from your new year's resolution? How can we beat this unnecessary stress?
WHERE DO I BEGIN? Am I on a path to hoarding?
A new year is about new beginnings; the opportunity to take care of the issues that might be bothering you, stressing you and flat out making you unhappy. The Howell's Health and Happiness Series will be celebrating its first symposium on January 21, 2017. Its line of renown speakers promise to deliver a clear understanding of clutter and hoarding, as well as the tools to take control of your habits before they take control of you, and your health:
- Are women more prone to OCD than men?
- Are women more at risk to become hoarders than men?
- What effect does clutter have on your health?
- Are you aware of the differences between men and women when dealing with stress? (C'mon! You HAVE heard Dr. Banka talk about it!)
- What effect does exercise have not only in our stress levels, but in our overall health?
- How can meditation be used as a tool to relieve stress?
When: January 21st, 2017
Where: The McMillin Center at Liberty Station (Bldg. 177)
2875 Dewey Rd.,
San Diego, CA 92106
Time: 8:30 - 11:30
8:30-9:00 Registration and light breakfast
9:00-9:45 Dr. Sanjaya Saxena: Do you have a clutter problem or are you a hoarder?
9:55 -10:10 Laura Sepulveda: Using Pilates to Reduce Stress
10:10-10:25 Break and massage therapy to reduce stress
10:25-10:40 Dr. Jill Bormann: Using mantram meditation to reduce stress
10:40-11:15 Dr. Carole Banka – Health and happiness consequences of stress and its management
Cost: $25.00. Online registration IS REQUIRED.
Meet our speakers:
Key Note Speaker:
Sanjaya Saxena, MD
Professor and Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program
UCSD School of Medicine
"Do you have a clutter problem or are you a hoarder?"
His research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of OCD, Hoarding Disorder (HD), and related disorders. He has received awards and grants from the American Psychiatric Association, American Neuropsychiatric Association, International OCD Foundation, and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Saxena serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the International OCD Foundation and was an advisor to the DSM-5 Workgroup on Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. He and his colleagues developed the diagnostic criteria for Hoarding Disorder, which is now listed as a separate diagnosis in DSM-5. His research has garnered attention from local, national, and international media.
Dr. Bormann’s research has focused on Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adults living with HIV/AIDS, family caregivers of Veterans with dementia, healthcare employees, first-time mothers and homeless women. There is growing evidence that the Mantram Repetition Program is an effective approach to symptom management that is invisible, inexpensive, non-pharmacological, and complementary to mainstream medicine.
Laura Sepulveda, owner and trainer at Gotham Pilates in La Jolla, is a graduate of NYU with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dance Therapy/Dance Education. She began her career as a fitness trainer in New York City. She has been a guest trainer at Rancho La Puerta. She is certified to teach general fitness, dance (tap is her favorite) and yoga, but her current focus is Pilates. To quote Laura, "Dance is the language of my life. It has been my therapy, my escape, my savior..." Her reverence for movement in all forms is contagious.
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.