Doro Bush Koch
Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting
Take This Moment To Breathe
Doro Bush Koch is a founding partner in BB&R Wellness Consulting. As part of the company’s mission to help people live physically and spiritually healthier lives, Doro has been teaching introductory workshops about mindfulness. In this culture of doing, that has lost touch with living fully in the present moment, the discussion Doro offers is that of experiencing and reflecting on the impact of simple breath techniques and meditation for health purposes and to enhance our daily lives. Doro has produced her second meditation CD, Take This Moment to Breathe, which will be available for purchase at the October conference. Learn more about Doro Bush Koch.
Patricia Reilly Koch
Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting
Panel Discussion: How To Create a Better Life Balance
Patricia Reilly Koch is the lead seminar presenter and a founding partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor and nutrition expert who has studied alternative approaches to health and wellness for more than 25 years. Tricia’s passion is teaching how to develop a deeper understanding of healthy foods and lifestyle choices so people can find their own individual path to greater energy and vibrant health. Learn more about Patricia Reilly Koch.
Robert L. Manuel
Robert L. Manuel is an Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University. He has gained international recognition during his 15-years in higher education for his development and implementation of novel academic programs, including graduate and online learning strategies at Georgetown and New York University (NYU). As the Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, Dr. Manuel oversees all of Georgetown’s professional, summer, and continuing education programs as well as the first doctoral degree program in Liberal Studies in the United States and Canada. He is a member of the Dean’s
Council at Georgetown University and the University Campaign Council. He sits on the editorial advisory board for Continuing Higher Education Review and is a former University Continuing Education Association commissioner.
Dr. Bernie Siegel
Reflections on the Art of Living and Healing
Also featured in the conference is Dr. Bernie Siegel, one of the founders of the Patient Empowerment Movement and the choice to live fully and die in peace. Dr. Siegel embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love. His book, Love, Medicine and Miracles has been the bible of the patient and caregiver healing movement for the past 30-years.
Beryl Bender Birch
Sav ing the Planet (and Ourselves!) – One Breath at a Time:
National yoga expert Beryl Bender Birch will address the conference about her philosophy on the mind/body connection as an avid student of classical yoga and the study of consciousness.
Her work merges the traditions of Classical Raja Yoga, Vedanta, Buddhism and Jainism. Ms. Birch has been a teacher in the tradition of classical yoga for over 35-years and is the author of three best selling books, Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga, and Boomer Yoga. Through her school The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, she has been training yoga students and teachers as “spiritual revolutionaries”. She is the founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation.
Robert J. Hedaya
Treating Mood Disorders , Anxiety, and ADD without Medication: Is it Possible?
Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., is a diversely trained and experienced psychiatrist who has been board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry, and certified as proficient in psychopharmacology by The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He has been recognized as a Master Clinician in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine. He trained under the auspices of some of the most renowned students of Goodwin, Beck, and Bowen, who are recognized leaders in today’s psychiatric community. Dr. Hedaya obtained both a B.A. in Psychology
(1974) Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and his Medical Degree (1979) at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Michael Roizen
So you think you’re doing what it takes to be Healthy?
Dr. Michael Roizen, one of our nation´s leading experts on how to achieve better health. An American anesthesiologist and internist, best selling author and Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Roizen is best known for creating the Real Age concept. He has authored or coauthored, with Dr. Mehmet Oz, five number one New York Times best sellers, including Real Age and four in the YOU series. Enormously in demand, his goal is to encourage Americans to make lifestyle changes, to exercise and to live healthier lives.
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. He is a board-certified nutritionist with a degree in psychology and the author of eight bestselling books including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb and The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth. A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on nutrition, weight loss, and longevity. He is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Men’s Health magazine, is the Nutrition Editor for Pilates Style, and is a regular contributor to AOL, Clean Eating
Magazine, Better Nutrition and Total Health Online. Dr. Bowden has written or contributed to articles for dozens of national publications (print and online) including New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair Online, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, GQ, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Self, Fitness, Family Circle, Allure, Men’s Heath, Prevention, Natural Health, and many other publications. His most recent book is The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer.
Dr. Richard Carmona
The Power of Possibilities
Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006). Dr. Carmona’s extensive experience in public health, clinical sciences, health care management, preparedness, and his commitment to prevention as an effective means to improve public health and reduce health care costs, while improving the quality and quantity of life, led to his nomination in 2002. In 2006, after successfully completing his four-year term, Dr. Carmona was named vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, the country’s leading health and wellness company for more than 30-years. Dr. Carmona also serves as chief executive officer of the company’s Health division and oversees health strategy and policy for all Canyon Ranch businesses. He is president of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute and the first Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Interested in Being a Sponsor?
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Achieving Optimal Health Conference. We are proud to announce that this is our 5th year hosting the conference at Georgetown University. Our audience reaches consumers who are decision makers in their households who are interested in living a healthier life. We also reach members of the military, teachers, students, employers and health practitioners who are part of the health and wellness network. For more information on sponsorship contact Therese Burch at email@example.com or 202-549-0040
You are invited to join the BB&R Wellness Consulting team on Saturday, October 24th for the nationally acclaimed Achieving Optimal Health Conference at Georgetown University!
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Meet the Founders
Tricia Reilly Koch, Doro Bush Koch, Therese Burch
Therese Burch, Doro Bush Koch and Patricia Reilly Koch are the founders of The Achieving Optimal Health Conference, a conference dedicated to helping people reach optimal health by connecting them with the resources needed to learn how to nourish their bodies, minds and souls. Attendees learn the importance of healthier eating habits, developing mental focus, reducing stress, and taking responsibility of their preventative healthcare measures.
Twenty years ago, Therese, Doro and Patricia embarked on their own personal educational journeys, discovering the importance and also the ease with which we can all live physically and spiritually healthier lives. All active in their communities, all working mothers, they shared and applied this growing knowledge with each other, their families, their friends, and co-workers, laying the foundation for the work and formation of BB&R Wellness Consulting, LLC.
BB&R Wellness Consulting, a lifestyle and wellness advisory company, will educate, encourage, advise and motivate you to make simple diet and lifestyle changes that will give you a whole new perspective on living a healthier life. Our goal is to guide you to a life of healthier eating that will result in improved mental focus, increased energy, reduced stress, better sleep and more fulfilling relationships. In addition to The Achieving Optimal Health Conference, we offer one-on-one and family counseling, wellness seminars, and corporate programs. Learn more at www.bbrconsulting.us
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