Being a diabetes educator can be challenging. This one-hour presentation by Heather Nielsen, MA, LPC, CHWC will provide diabetes educators with helpful hands-on strategies to incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion into our daily lives and professional practice. As a counselor and a certified wellness coach, Heather has an abundance of wellness wisdom to share with educators who provide lifesaving diabetes education and support to people living with diabetes.
This webinar is free and you can view it at any time, on any device. To earn CEs, you can purchase this course at our online university store.
Guest speaker: Heather Nielsen, MA, LPC, CHWC – Follow her on her Healthy Connections FaceBook Page
Since 2001, Heather has worked in both medical and behavioral health fields. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Health and Wellness Coach at Heather Nielsen Counseling and Coaching. Her personal mission is to help people with diabetes find balance, peace, and well-being.“We all need help in managing chronic illness, and I specialize in helping people live well, despite diabetes. With practice and presence, we can learn to transform our brains and our minds, thus finding healthier ways to relate to our disease and to life. I offer a very individualized approach for each client.”
Heather’s passion for mindfulness and diabetes came from her own struggles of living imperfectly with Type 1 since 1997. She is the mother of three teenage daughters, and credits her own practice in mindfulness and self-compassion as a key factor in her good health and happiness in this phase of parenting! She and her husband, an internist, just opened a Functional Medicine clinic in Hood River, Oregon, where they provide team care to people with chronic illnesses of all kinds. Of course, people with diabetes are her favorites.
Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*
The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the diabetes certification exams. CBDCE & ADCES does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the certification exams, except for those published by CBDCE & ADCES.
**To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care & Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the CBDCE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). CBDCE does not approve continuing education. Diabetes Education Services is accredited/approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration which is on the list of CBDCE Recognized Providers.