Your Healing Retreat:
June 3rd – June 5th 2011

Sponsored by Hopewell Pharmacy and Compounding Center

Your Healing Retreat is a path of education, hope and rejuvenation for parents and clinicians living and working with autism and ADD.

The stress of having a child affected by autism and or ADD is indescribable. Parents face financial strains, marital stress, and emotional pressures while trying to meet the special needs of their children. Learning how to help their children (especially understanding and carrying out treatment strategies for the medical conditions that can be at the route of the child’s behavioral problems) is exhausting and expensive!

Clinicians who embark on this path, learning all they can to help parents identify underlying metabolic conditions and treating these complex disorders often find themselves in “burnout” mode, which may lead to questioning their personal and professional commitment to this work.

Your Healing Retreat offers the education parents and clinicians have been seeking and delivers it in a beautiful relaxed setting with a deliberate focus on caregivers.

Your Healing Retreat participants will gain access to cutting-edge, safe and effective integrative approaches for healing children while recharging their own batteries with morning yoga, massage, hikes, organic food and cooking classes. They will learn relaxation techniques, tips to improve their relationships, and strategies to get back into balance.

This event is not about opening your brain and stuffing in information. It is about presenting practical strategies-based in science-for healing children while addressing the very real needs of parents and clinicians called to do this work.

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Why should parents attend?

Parents of children affected by autism, (ADD) and other learning disorders will benefit from attending the Healing Retreat because it offers practical tools for improving the health and behavior of their children, as well as self -healing strategies for their own lives.

Why should clinicians attend?

Clinicians (pediatricians and family practitioners) will receive evidence-based information and training, from some of the top physicians in the field, on ways to prevent and recover children affected by autism, ADD and other learning disorders. CME credits will be provided.

CME activities were planned and produced in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint sponsorship with the Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and the organizers of Your Healing Retreat.

Goals and Objectives:

  1. To understand how autism and ADHD affect critical functions at a cellular level.
  2. To understand medical problems often found in children with autism and ADHD, which include intestinal dysfunction, aberrations in methylation and sulfation biochemistry and immune dysregulation.
  3. To understand how to use targeted nutritional therapies in conjunction with conventional medicine to improve cellular biochemistry and quality of life for the child.
  4. To receive pragmatic tools for assessing problems, developing treatment strategies, and following progress after interventions that can be incorporated into practice.
  5. To apply what is learned about functional medicine as applied to children with autism and ADHD to the clinician’s own life for better health.

What kind of knowledge and experience will you gain?

Clinicians

Clinicians will receive practical tools, knowledge and insight that can be integrated immediately into their current practices. Attendees will receive a pass code allowing access to an exclusive information and resource based website containing a multitude of science based strategies as well as lists of the practical tools discussed at the retreat: Reliable sources for food and household supplies, as well as tips from our speakers and links to sponsor websites will also be accessible to our attendees after the conference.

Parents

Parents who attend will receive a pass code allowing access to an exclusive information and resource based website containing a multitude of science based strategies as well as lists of practical tools discussed at the retreat: Reliable sources for food and household supplies, as well as tips from our speakers and links to sponsor’s websites will also be accessible to our attendees after the conference. Parents will gain a deeper understanding of practical, affordable and evidence-based strategies for helping to prevent and recover their children from these conditions.

Who are the retreat’s organizers?

“Your Healing Retreat” is an educational venture created, developed and coordinated by Drs. Julie Buckley, Elizabeth Mumper, Nancy O’Hara and Stephanie Cave (all MDs), and Maureen McDonnell, RN––all motivated to advance the cause of healing our children.

How is this retreat different from other seminars?

Although there are many different types of autism events, “Your Healing Retreat” is unique in that it provides attendees with the knowledge of, and practical tools for, preventing and recovering children affected by autism, ADD and other learning issues––all in an atmosphere of relaxation and healing. You can attend lectures, workshops and mentoring sessions hosted by some of the top experts in the field; take advantage of self rejuvenation opportunities such as yoga, massage, whole foods cooking classes, organic meals, a lakeside wine reception, live music, a sokhop dance, a chance to experience and learn about hyperbaric oxygen treatments, hiking and swimming.

There’s never been a better opportunity for clinicians and parents to learn evidence based, practical and affordable approaches for healing our children- all in a beautiful, serene and natural environment that is guaranteed to also nurture and help heal the caregiver.

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