Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Last week I travelled to Denver, CO with my friend and colleague Jen Llado. We have been prepping for nearly a year to present our oral session Meditation and Breath Work: The Missing Link in Neurorehabiliation.

I've never been an eager public speaker and I had my fair share of butterflies before we took the stage, but it all evaporated as soon as we got going. I mean, we started out by meditating together with over 200 participants at an academic conference! What a fantastic sight!

We taught the participants a handful of meditation techniques they can use with their clients and for their own wellness. And we presented and interpreted the theory and research that supports the use of meditation for brain health and healing.

The best part was hearing everyone's insightful and creative questions and comments after we presented. There is clearly a lot of energy around this topic right now, and I was honored to be a part of it!

We spent the rest of the weekend (wo)manning our Exhibit Hall Booth, offering products and continuing ed opportunities.

The elevation leveled me, the air was so dry my skin was cracking, and after talking non-stop for three days my voice has never been so tired! But the experience was energizing and so inspiring. Stay tuned for what we have in store for you next!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

WEBINAR: Meditation and Breath Work for Clinician

By now, you’ve heard about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.                                      
Have you ever wondered how they could
enhance your clinical practice?

Date:  1/21/16 from 7-8:30pm
Location:  Online!
Audience:  Clinicians
Can’t make that time?
No Problem.
All participants will have access to a recording of the program after it airs.

Research has shown that accessing a relaxed and meditative state of mind leads to significant health benefits including:  lower blood pressure, stable heart rate and reversed age-related deterioration of the brain.

This healing modality couldn’t be more convenient. You and your patients can learn to access this state of being at any time!

In this webinar, you will gain knowledge regarding:
·             The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
·             The immediate physiological impact of meditation and breath work
·             The long term effects of both stress and meditation
·             The current research supporting the use of meditation in main stream healthcare

You will gain skills to:
·             Access your own Relaxation Response using a variety of techniques
·             Teach and coach your clients and patients
·             Integrate meditation and breath work into your existing clinical practice
·             Maximize your patient’s outcomes with this evidence-based modality

“If you are anxious, you can't learn. It's like dropping seeds on concrete.
With a quiet mind, people take things in.”
- Herbert Benson

Led by:

Jennifer Llado, MS, MS, CCC/SLP
Jennifer is the Founder of Bright Side Therapy, LLC.  She is a practicing speech-language pathologist with 9 years of experience in various healthcare settings.  Jennifer has an additional Master’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership and currently works as a Rehabilitation Director.  She has a strong interest in meditation, mindfulness and alternative medicine practices.  She is also a Reiki practitioner and certified aromatherapist.  Jennifer is dedicated to bringing consciousness to healthcare and leadership.  

Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC/SLP, RYT
Brenda delivers holistic patient-centered speech pathology treatment in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including her private practice: Healthy Expression. She also coaches clinicians to broaden their practice to include alternative evidence based approaches and to maximize their own health and wellness. She holds an MS in Speech-Language Pathology from UNC Chapel Hill. She is a certified holistic health coach, Reiki practitioner, and registered yoga instructor.

Cost: $30
Includes:  access to live 90 minute webinar • recording of the session to view later • printable materials for patient education • permanent access to private moderated Facebook group for peer collaboration and discussion.

Email healthyexpressionslp@gmail.com with questions!