New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association
Empowering Nurse Practitioners as Leaders in Healthcare

NP Week Celebration - Planting the Seed of Health

NH Audubon McLane Center
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm ET - 8:00pm ET
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84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301



Mind Body Health


Lisa Howe MSN-ANP, BC

Additional Information

Join NPs from around New Hampshire as we celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week 2018.  NHNPA continues with our theme of taking care of ourselves, so we can better care for our patients. 

This year our event is titled: Planting the Seed of Health.  We will start with a social activity of planting a terrarium, led by Diane Desmarais, APRN.  Participants will take their terrarium home as a daily reminder of the importance of self care.  We will then enjoy a wine social and have an opportunity for professional networking with NPs from around the state as well as with the vendors supporting our meeting.  This will lead up to an amazing dinner provided by Ellacoya Bar & Grille.  While we enjoy this healthy and flavorful dinner, we begin our main program.

We welcome Lisa Howe, MSN-ANP, BC, founder of iMindBody, LLC. Lisa will teach us about recognizing and managing the stress response using the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) model.  The evening will close with an exercise in mindfulness and a closing meditation with guided imagery.

Event Agenda

NP Week Celebration - Planting the Seed of Health

Event Agenda

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm ET - 8:00pm ET

All times listed in Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm

    Registration and Welcome

    Facilitated by Diane Desmarais, APRN.

    Registration and welcome activity: Plant your own terrarium. Each participant will take home their project as a gift and these will be used as a centerpiece on the table during dinner.

  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm

    Wine Social and Networking

    NHNPA Events Committee

    Each participant will be given 1 wine ticket upon registration. Network with NPs from around the state, NHNPA Board Members and Committee Members, and vendors.

  • 5:45pm - 6:15pm


    Ellacoya Barn & Grille, Gilford NH .

    Dinner service.

  • 6:15pm - 7:45pm

    Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)

    Lisa Howe, MSN-ANP, BC

    1. Identify personal Stress Response in the following categories: Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Relational.
    2. Discuss the Fight or Flight (Stress) Response, Allostasis, and Allostatic Load. Discuss the Relaxation Response. Elicit the Relaxation Response with single focused meditation and body scan.
    3. Discuss Negative Automatic Thoughts and Thought Distortions such as All or Nothing Thinking, Mind Reading, Magnification, Perfectionism.
    4. Discuss the connection of Negative Automatic Thoughts, Mood, and Behavior.
    5. Introduction to Affirmations, Cognitive Appraisal and Cognitive Restructuring.
    6. Exercise in Mindfulness.
    7. Closing Meditation with Guided Imagery.

  • 7:45pm - 8:00pm

    Closing Remarks

    NHNPA Events Committee