Educational Retreats for Health and Wellbeing Professionals

9am Weds 29th – 9am Fri 31st March
Bearnock Lodge, Nr Cannich

The Principle

Lifestyle Medicine is an emerging medical speciality that aims to prevent, treat, and reverse long-term conditions by supporting behaviour change around the “six pillars” shown below.

The Purpose

Anticipated benefits:-

  • Understand your personal and professional values through value-based reflective practice
  • Learn how Lifestyle Medicine can prevent, treat and reverse chronic conditions, and the hope and optimism this offers to people with LTCs.
  • Hear about local tools and resources free at the point of access for people with LTCs.
  • Gain practical experience of interventions that support behaviour change.
  • Hear inspiring real-life stories of recovery from members of the local community.
  • Connect with colleagues designing and delivering services for people with LTCs.

Day 1 Programme: Personal Health & Values

Wednesday 29th March

9-9.30am Registration and light breakfast
9.30am-9.35am Introductions
9.35-10am “What is Lifestyle Medicine?” Dr Kath Jones
10-10.30am Spoken Word Performance by James Hickson
10.30-11am Activity break
11am-12 midday “The Importance of Personal Health and Wellbeing” Dr Mark Hilditch
12-12.30pm “The Science of Behaviour Change”, Dr Adam Smith,
12.30-1pm Restorative yoga, Helen Gillespie
1-2pm Lunch
2-4.30pm Values-Based Reflective Practice Janet Davidson
4.30-5pm Feedback and discussion
7-8pm Dinner
8-9pm After dinner speech “Scotland’s Healthiest Town: 400,000 years of evolution, six blue zones, four health care professionals, and one audacious idea” Jonathon Wil,

Day 2 Programme: Supporting People with LTCs

Thursday 30th March- Focus on Long-term Conditions

7-8am Optional supervised swim in Loch Miekle
8-9am Breakfast
8.55-9am Introductions
9-9.30am “Realistic Medicine”, Dr Kate Arrow
9.30-10am “The Active Health Project”, Velocity Link Workers
10-10.30am Movement session with James Hickson
10.30-11am LGOWIT presentation, Dr Kath Jones
11-12 midday “Health Inequalities”, Sandra McAllister
12-1pm “Food, Mood & Health”, Val MacDonald
1-2pm lunch
2-3.30pm “Motivational Interviewing”, Eve Macleod
3.30-4.30pm “How public leisure and culture services can support your practice”, Lynn Bauermeister
4.30-5pm Feedback and discussion
7-8pm Dinner
8-9pm After dinner speech “Strength from Within” Pamela Irving, British and Scottish Powerlifting Champion

Friday 31st March

8-9am Breakfast
9am Checkout

The Place

Bearnock Lodge is a 5* grand home near Cannich, set amidst mountains and forests. It can accommodate 22 people across a main house, log cabin and waterfall cottage. Transfers are available from Inverness Airport 50 mins away

The Package

Price per person based on a shared room or (single occupancy) for all course activities* (16hrs of CPD**), all meals, and accommodation. Day attendance tickets available on request.

Twin/double shared bathroom £499per person (£599)
Double en-suite £549 per person (£649)

*Optional extras include supervised open water swimming (£15), massage (£40) and transport to & from Inverness (£25 each way)

**Pending approval by the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

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