Read What Physicians and Mental Health Professionals Have to Say About Their Experiences In Susan's Seminars.
(SEMINAR TOPICS PRECEED THE TESTIMONIALS.)
Impaired Physicians and Professionals:
"The best part of the session was your concern to help."
Resident, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation:
"It was crisp - even for sleep deprived residents."
Resident, Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
"The best part of this session of both doctors and nurses, was just having the issues on the table with a lot of difficult people present. It was a very non-threatening way to broach issues."
Nurse, Anesthesiology, NY Methodist Hospital
Medical Errors and Perfectionism:
"Every physician is guilty of self-doubt and anxiety over wanting to achieve perfection. It is important to realize that wanting to achieve one’s goals is possible with the right attitude. I wish I had this seminar 10 years ago in high school, because my life would be much less stressed now. I was very inspired by your lecture." Paulina Riess, Medical Student, Surgery, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
"The best parts of this seminar were the discussions, the concrete examples, and ways to respond to disruptive behavior."
Marcy Stein-Albert, MD, Chairman Pediatrics, at Queens Hospital Center
12-Step Programs: “Presenting 12-Step programs in depth is a service to hospital personnel. Explaining the mechanics of these programs as a stress management is valuable for patients and doctors.” ObGyn Physician, at The Brooklyn Hospital Center
"Each technique was very helpful. I especially liked the visualization. It really helped me relax and forget about all the stress in my life.”
Althea Poste, 5th Pathway Student, Psychiatry, at Richmond University Medical Center
Meditation and Relaxation Techniques:
“The best part was the way Ms. Eisner actually physically took us through the exercises – it made all the difference.”
Balveen Singh, MD, Psychiatry Resident, at Richmond University Medical Center
Visualization and Guided Imagery Introspection Processes
"The guided introspection was excellent. It was amazing.”
Resident Physician, Medicine, at Staten Island University Hospital
"The guided process was good and helped me to understand how we should manage some situations you'd think are impossible to manage yourself.”
Santiago Aguilar, MD, Medicine, at St. Barnabas Hospital
"The guided introspection was revealing, and useful in preventing future outbursts.”
Resident Physician, at Nassau University Medical Center
"The guided introspection showed me how I can act in the future, and be more patient.”
Tamara Shashiashrili, MD, Resident Physician, Medicine, at Nassau University Medical Center
"The guided introspection was relaxing. It is important to be self aware and figure out our motives and reasons for feelings.”
Resident Physician, at Nassau University Medical Center
PAMELA WINTER - SEE ENTIRE LETTER AT END OF THIS COLUMN
"Susan has changed my life. If you really want to learn about yourself, get to the bottom of what holds you back and then move forward, hire Susan. In her wellness and emotional health seminars and coaching, she’ll make you feel relaxed and safe, and help get you “unstuck.”
FROM SEMINAR HOSTS AND CO-SPONSORS:
Laura Giunta, Director of Community Outreach, Senior Helpers Home Care, at Brandywine Huntington Terrace
“I attended and co-sponsored Susan’s “Conscious, Compassionate Communication Skills” seminar for social workers and case managers at Brandywine Independent Living in Melville on 10/25/16. I loved her seminar, and so did the whole audience based on the feedback I received. It was great for me as a co-sponsor. I was able to re-connect to and set up meetings with several people there I had known, re-opening doors that might have otherwise been closed. I found it to be a very valuable experience."
Linda West, Director of New Business Development, All Metro Health Care, at All Metro Offices
"Susan is an amazing speaker! She captivated the audience and every single person said they walked away with tools they could use, not only in their professional life but in their personal life too. I look forward to hosting another event with her in the near future!
FROM AUDIENCE PARTICIPANTS:
Conscious, Compassionate Communication Skills
“We are so busy as professionals. We need some work at times to remind ourselves what it’s all for – the patients, clients. This seminar brought me back to the core values, skills and reasons why social work is my profession.” K. O’Connor, LMSW, Oceanside Care Center, at Brandywine Huntington Terrace
Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation Techniques
"I came with preconceived ideas about mindfulness and some resistance. My attitude shifted with Ms. Eisner’s exercises and instructions. The subject of “focus” was my favorite.” Bernadette Petersen, RN, BSN, CCM, Care Manager, Long Island Community Hospital, at St. James Rehab
Stress and Self-Care Mastery
"Susan's presentations are very real. She has useful information to share and she motivates people in the caregiving professions to realize the importance of caring for ourselves - with real solutions." D.Drelich, LMSW, ACSW, CMC, Private Care Manager, NY Elder Care Consultants, at Atria 86th St., NYC
“The best part of the seminar was Susan’s empathy, her wit and excellent skill development. She was professional, knowledgeable and able to help the group take difficult concepts and experientially express them in a practical treatment context.”
Oscar Copeland, LCSW, CASAC, Retired, at YMCA, Holtsville, NY
"Susan is simply inspirational!" K. Rivera, LMSW, Care Manager, at Wisdom House Retreat Center, Litchfield, CT
"Mindfulness and self-awareness is life changing. Everyone can benefit from using these skills in their relationships and work." Karina Gonzalez, LMSW-BE, School Social Worker, at Wisdom House Retreat Center, Litchfield, CT
Enhancing the Aging Process Using Mindfulness & Empathy Skills Training in Elder Care" at Somerset Gardens
"Great speaker, very engaging and knowledgeable about topics. I went to a 6 CEU talk on Friday about mindfulness that was very disappointing. I was so glad I attended your talk - I loved it." April Kinney, LMSW, Social Worker, Dominican Village
"Susan is amazing! She brings this topic to life with real life examples we can relate to. And I appreciate how Susan puts the professional into the equation of mindfulness - not just the clients. We will offer more to our clients when we are more aware of our own selves." K. O'Connor, LMSW, Social Worker, Oceanside Care Center
"This seminar exceeded my expectation. Thanks Susan for taking the time to facilitate this training. As a hospice social worker it is important to be in tune with my own feelings so that I can better service patients and families. I feel that I now have a better understanding on how to help patients and families practice mindfulness techniques." Connie Gordon, LMSW, Social Worker, Hospice of New York
"Susan's seminar was funny, powerful and very informative. I greatly enjoyed learning the various mindfulness techniques and how they can be applied for myself and clients." Lauren Grab, LCSW, Senior Manager of Care Management, AgeWell New York
Put Your OWN Oxygen Mask on First! Self-Care for Health Professionals at Cold Spring Hills Rehab
Susan's presentation was wonderful. Taking a complicated subject and breaking it down in a more simple way which allows you to feel motivated and encouraged to improve your life and tackle your goals." Piera F., LCSW, Social Worker, Healthfirst
"Susan Eisner's workshops are wonderful because they are practical and can be applied not only to work issues but personal obstacles as well. This seminar on self-care provides excellent skills to improve those areas in our busy lives and can effect positive change." Karen Schlachter, LCSW-R, Health Care Advisor
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A LETTER OF RECOGNITION FROM:
Pamela Winter, Director of Community Relations, Somerset Gardens Senior Living, and Board Member of the Women’s Financial Group, Long Island NY Chapter
I met Susan at the Long Island, NY Employee Assistance Professionals Association. She spoke on “Innovative Guided Imagery and Introspection Processes for Addiction Treatment.” We learned and practiced very relaxing techniques to help curb self-destructive behaviors. Among 50 people that were all almost hypnotized, you could hear a pin drop. I could have stayed and listened to Susan for hours.
This seminar was eye-opening for me. She took me to a place I never knew existed – to the often vulnerable emotions that occur in the moments before acting automatically or compulsively. “Rewinding the film” to those moments and pausing to feel, for example, the hurt that precedes an anger outburst – was a powerful technique. It reminded me of golf, where you first pause during your backswing to balance yourself, and really ready yourself to aim.
I thought Susan’s interactive presentation was amazing. I told everyone I saw about it. I then invited her to present again at The Women’s Financial Group on Long Island where she spoke on the related topic of “Moving Past Your Professional and Personal ‘Stuck Points’ Using Guided Imagery and Introspection Processes.”
The second talk was even better than the first. We discussed beliefs getting in our way of progress, and on a deep, subconscious level, replaced them with healthier ones. In this intimate space of 33 women, we voiced our personal struggles with food, the pain and guilt of caring for an elderly parent – things we wouldn’t have even admitted to ourselves. It was empowering, cleansing and cathartic for us all.
Susan has changed my life. If you really want to learn about yourself, get to the bottom of what holds you back and then move forward, hire Susan. In her wellness and emotional health seminars and coaching, she’ll make you feel relaxed and safe, and help get you “unstuck.”