Supports Public Health Promotion with the launch of Heart First Medicine Academy
Local Vegas Physical Therapist, Deborah S. Howell, specializes in rehabilitative therapy and helping people to heal and transform their lives, and launches Heart First Medicine Academy. Encompassing more than 27 years of clinical expertise, Howell’s professional qualifications include: Chronic Care Professional Health Coach, Life-Coach, HeartMath Trauma-Sensitive Practitioner and Coach-Mentor, Best-Selling Author, and Navy Veteran. Her mission is to support healthcare professionals in developing their “Heartset” for an enjoyable, sustainable, and thriving practice.
“I am passionate, ready, and committed to imparting decades of knowledge, experiences, and insights on a new generation of healthcare professionals to help lift and shift the culture of how we care and put the CARE back into healthcare,” says Dr. Deborah Howell. “Inspiration is the missing piece in healthcare. It is my focus to help people recognize the heart; its transformative power and presence to restore true and trustworthy care, dignity, well-being, and healing.”
The Heart First Medicine Academy was created to cultivate a new culture of care through a vision that leads with LOVE. The vision is to pave a new way forward to transform how we care and facilitate optimal health, emotional well-being, and inspire servant leadership. The academy offers:
- Heart First Medicine Academy is an educational and empowerment platform and community that supports public health and safety promotion, life enrichment, health advocacy, and healthcare reform.
- The academy advocates for the health, well-being, and SAFETY of healthcare professionals and the patients they serve.
- The academy offers classes, courses, customized programs, and an inspired community with a “Wholeness” view of health and healing, resiliency, and personal and professional growth and empowerment.
Dr. Howell’s longevity in clinical practice along with overcoming her own health struggles has equipped her with sound understanding of the needs and challenges faced by healthcare professionals. Howell’s goal is to directly support the health and well-being of Healthcare Professionals through the Self-Care Chamber…offering a SAFE HAVEN, a personalized and customized community for Healthcare Professionals where they can decompress, reset, restore, and more. Features consist of:
- A Global Community for Healthcare Professionals to take CARE of themselves.
- A Safe Environment for Deep Heart Engagement and Advocacy recognizing and supporting the needs and experiences of Healthcare Professionals.
- Resources for Life Enhancement and Career Fulfillment through VITAL Self-Care and adjunctive support for Healthcare Professionals.
“I am a HEARTSET Coach & Mentor. I teach healthcare professionals who are highly stressed, burnt-out, and detached from their work how to revitalize and expand their capacity to care. I support healthcare professionals with the “inner work,” how to access and align with their heart’s intuitive guidance which revives passion and empowers them to achieve direction, fulfillment, and greater impact in their life and career without sacrificing their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being,” says Dr. Deborah Howell.
Healthcare professionals are silently suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, emotional pain and distress leading to detachment, cynicism, exhaustion, burnout and sadly suicide. Howell strives to promote self-care in healthcare for health professionals. Dr. Howell continues, “Many of us are running on empty and on autopilot, neglecting our health. We are challenged by severe time constraints and great expectations to do more with less, resulting in strained tolerances, shortened and divided attention spans, and sudden injury, illness, or crisis that halt us in our tracks. THERE IS A BETTER WAY. Effective self-care is about recognizing our values, beliefs, influences, perspectives, and motivations that drive our behaviors and shape our outcomes.”
The therapist’s recent book, Self-Care in Healthcare, shares a new vision and inspires hope and possibility for a new way forward. It challenges readers to question current paradigms and presents evidenced based support for simple and effective methods that can be practiced by individuals and organizations.
Howell’s passion is to support public health and safety and advocate for the health and well-being of healthcare professionals. She proposes that a shift to promoting a proactive view of self-care as a priority and personal responsibility can foster quality care, improve health and safety outcomes, and inspire meaningful service. Her book, Self-Care in Healthcare, highlights public health challenges in a rapidly growing and ever more complex healthcare system that directly affect patient care, healthcare providers, and healthcare organizations. It explores daily self-care behaviors and lifestyle habits that are critical elements in preventative health as well as disease management which ultimately impact personal health and healthcare costs over time.
Research shows that there is a direct link to self-care in healthcare. According to Loeppke et al, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Aug. 2017, “There is a growing agreement that the health and safety of patients is inextricably linked to the health and safety of those who care for them.”
Dr. Howell’s vast background led to the development of her signature training, Emotional Muscle Fitness, which enhances one’s ability to effectively manage stress, cope with change, and build emotional capacity and resilience into your daily life.
Upcoming program for Fall 2021 is Dr. Howell’s Inspired Medical Warrior Mentorship-Fellowship Leadership Program, which prepares and supports healthcare professionals in developing resiliency and capacity to thrive in life and their healthcare career. Applications are currently being accepted for the Inaugural 2021 Fall COHORT, and participants will be the first graduating class of Ambassadors to pave the way forward in changing the future of healthcare. The comprehensive 9-month life-career transformative program is designed for healthcare professionals and focuses on both personal and professional development, and emotional and spiritual growth and fitness. This unique program embarks on the path to deeper self-exploration, self-mastery, and self-actualization.
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