This is the second in a series of blogs entitled, “3,2,1 … The Countdown Begins” that we will be sharing to introduce you to the various speakers we’ve lined up for our 2nd Annual Parathyroid Peeps Retreat November 3-6, 2016 at Miraval Resort and Spa! We hope you will be able to join us for this amazing, all inclusive get-away in Tucson, Arizona. The Parathyroid Peeps Retreat cocktail party, sessions and giveaways are a bonus to the programs and spa services offered at the resort and are available only to those who register using our discount code. Our special group rate is guaranteed through August 31.
To ensure your space, please register ASAP. Learn more about the retreat and how to register here.
Meet Dr. Jean McPhee – The high calcium that patients with primary hyperparathyroid disease suffer from can result in anxiety, heart palpitations, confusion, and thus mental suffering causing much stress. Dr. McPhee will lead us in a workshop entitled, “Managing Stress Related to Poor Health/ Disease” and will offer helpful tools and coping strategies for those who are waiting for a diagnosis, surgical treatment or for those with persistent disease. Additionally, she will be leading us in a closing meditation/ mindfulness session that is exclusive to our retreat participants.
Dr. Jean McPhee is an experienced family psychologist and consultant in La Jolla, CA. In preparation for her “mid-life” PhD in clinical psychology, Dr. McPhee’s professional background included education and training at Stanford University and years of working in education. After establishing a successful private practice, Dr. McPhee became increasingly concerned about the noticeable, harmful effects of stress on her clients. Searching for evidence-based solutions, Dr. McPhee trained with relaxation expert Herbert Benson, MD at the Harvard University Mind Body Institute.
In 2005, Dr. McPhee founded SMART Performance® with one goal in mind: to provide quick, easy and effective Stress Management and Relaxation Training to anyone who wanted to feel better and perform at their best. Working collaboratively with physicians and other experts, she provides services to individuals, groups and corporations.
Professional Credentials and Affiliations include:
American Psychological Association
State of California – Lifetime Teaching Credential
State of California – Licensed Psychologist (PSY 15325)
Stanford University Alumni Association
Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
Jean looks forward to meeting you at Miraval!