TEND cares for individuals by empowering them to be healthy, effective and engaged.

Dr. Charles Figley has long argued that it is an ethical duty to ensure that we are grounded and healthy so that, in turn, we can be present and able to provide the best possible care to the people that we serve.

Being grounded and healthy includes:

A healthy body
Healthy eating
Stress management
Work-life balance

“A growing body of scientific evidence has demonstrated that lifestyle intervention is an essential component in the treatment of chronic disease that can be as effective as medication, but without the risks and unwanted side-effects. The field of lifestyle medicine has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last two decades. In the 1999 landmark textbook entitled “Lifestyle Medicine,” editor James Rippe, MD, expressed the hope it would “open an entire new branch of medicine…” LM is becoming the preferred modality for not only the prevention but the treatment of most chronic diseases, including:

Type-2 Diabetes
Coronary Heart Disease
Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Many types of cancer

From http://www.lifestylemedicine.org/define

At TEND, our associates provide education and training both online and in-person to address the many facets of individual lifestyle medicine.

  • Valuable Work, Meaningful Life
  • Finding Balance, Being Resilient
  • Compassion Fatigue: Train the Trainer
  • Making Conflict Work

TEND also hosts an annual Conference: CARE4YOU where individuals Learn, Connect and Refuel. CARE4YOU is an exceptional 2-day event where delegates are empowered to become their healthiest selves. For more information or to register, check out the conference site here: CARE4YOU

Check out Beyond Kale and Pedicures written by Francoise Mathieu.


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