The inspirational keynote speaker, Mia Schaikewitz,
Title: Healing From Inside Out
Mia shared her inspirational story of becoming paralyzed from the waist down at the age of fifteen and struggling to find peace amongst her mother's struggle with addiction. She discussed the use of mindfulness as a tool for facing, and ultimately overcoming, challenges. When dealing with the difficult moments in life, we may feel weak even when we are strong. Mia reminded us of our capacity for unlimited inner strength and explained the techniques we can leverage to turn challenges into triumphs.
The featured keynote speaker, Dr. Steven Heird
Title: The Benefits of Integrative Medicine for Optimal Health
In addition to being the published author of To Hell and Back; A Surgeon’s Story of Addiction, Dr. Heird is a board certified vascular surgeon who exclusively treats venous disease in York, PA. While establishing his vein practice in 2008, he realized that patient treatment extended beyond the physical symptoms. Because of this realization, he began a journey to educate himself in the area of Integrative Medicine. Applying both procedural knowledge in conjunction with a holistic approach, Dr. Heird’s patients have experienced great success.
Dr. Heird keynote speech served as an introduction to the concept of Integrative Medicine, and the modalities in which it is practiced. Participants were exposed to the various types of alternative medicines and therapies that are currently being used in both holistic and modern medicines.
We extend a special note of deep appreciation to everyone who helped make this conference another great success, in particular the conference level sponsors: Family First Health, Mike and Lynn Fiery and PRO-A (Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance). In addition to the supporting general sponsors: Hanover Area YMCA, Hanover Hospital, PNC Bank, TrueNorth Wellness and York Traditions Bank. When people and organizations choose to donate not just money but also time, energy, talent, hard work, and skills to support a community organization, the impact is immeasurable.