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Workshop/Seminar: Stress and the Heart
Who is it for? Any group of people interested in reducing stress, preventing heart disease and promoting health and well-being. All elements described below are typical of this workshop/seminar. They can be adjusted to fit your requirements.

Workshop/seminar length: 3.5 hours
Beginning time: 8:30 A.M.
Ending time: 12:30 P.M.
Location: Facility of your choice

Program Goals: Maximize Productivity, Performance and Achievement
In this workshop/seminar, participants learn what causes heart attacks and how to identify risk factors. In addition, they learn and practice the simple steps they can take, every day, to reduce stress, prevent heart attacks and maximize their productivity, achievement and performance.

A Down-to-Earth, Memorable and Motivating, Presentation
Using a warm, conversational - often humorous - style, Dr. Cortis presents the material in a language his audiences understand. He enhances learning through the use of a rich variety of computer-generated slides, animated videos, demonstrations, exercises and a videotaped patient account. In addition, Dr. Cortis encourages - and gets - lots of audience participation.

Stress and the Heart Workshop/Seminar: A Timetable
The following are typical topics and times. They can be adjusted to fit your requirements.

8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.: Introductions

  • Dr. Cortis introduces himself and the program
  • Participants are invited to introduce themselves
9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.: Heart Disease, the Modern Epidemic - Part I
  • The magnitude of cardiovascular problems (heart disease)
  • The impact of stress on your life
  • Indicators of stress (physical, emotional and behavioral)
  • How to "identify" your personality and the things that cause stress for you
  • Negative emotions and your heart
  • How you create your own stress
  • Ways to make stress work for you
  • The ABCs of an emotion
  • Your responsibility and acceptance
  • How to identify danger signs before having to become a patient
  • Aging and longevity
15 minute intermission

10:00 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.: Heart disease, the modern epidemic - Part II

  • Stress at work
  • Anger, depression, anxiety, social isolation, bereavement
  • Your two domains (your mind and your heart), and how they affect your life from moment to moment
  • Meditation (its effects and how to practice it to relax and reduce stress)
  • Audience participation exercise
  • How to connect with your heart
  • How to use your heart intelligence
  • Heart memory (stories of heart transplants)
15 minute intermission

11:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.: What you can do now to improve your heart health

  • Spring cleaning
  • Unloading your heart
  • The seven principles of vibrant health:
    • Respect your body
    • Take time to relax (includes the benefits of humor)
    • Accept yourself
    • Communicate
    • Create goals
    • Open up
    • Be good to yourself
  • Review, summary and conclusion
15 minute intermission

12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.: Questions and Answers

For more information about the Stress and the Heart workshop/seminar, please contact Dr. Cortis.

In addition to workshops/seminars, Dr. Cortis also offers Books, CDs, & DVDs.