Professional Training Program

Healing the Healer

March 20, 2019

About the Webinar

“As practitioners, burnout can crush our compassion and empathy for our clients or patients – and steal the joy and passion that led us into our chosen work as a healer. My hope is that this talk, which will address the problems of burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, and depression in clinical practice – with real skills to help you see the light in your work again – brings you a return to your inspiration, and helps to make your work and life clearer, easier, and more joyful.” –Aviva Romm, MD

This webinar, presented by Aviva Romm, MD is the sixth in a series of Food As Medicine webinars presented by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and hosted by leading nutrition author, speaker and integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  1. Recognize the danger signs of burnout and the difference between this and regular stress
  2. Understand the serious connection between burnout and personal health and safety, as well as the unique problems that can arise as a result in their practices
  3. Gain a set of skills that can begin to reverse burnout and prevent it from recurring.

Aviva Romm, MD

Dr. Aviva Romm is the mother of four grown children, a Yale-trained physician specializing in integrative medicine for women and children, a midwife, an herbalist and an award-winning author. Referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century” by Prevention Magazine, Aviva has spent nearly 30 years as a health care practitioner and advocate for the health and environmental concerns of women and kids. Aviva is on fire about creating a better world for all of us, and she does this as a compassionate integrative physician with a social and environmental conscience.

About Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ  is the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy,, a comprehensive, online, educational program for dietitians interested in functional medicine. Notable in her dietetic career, Kathie has served as the Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s highly acclaimed Food As Medicine professional training program for almost two decades. Kathie is the co-author of  The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health with Dr. Gerard Mullin. Her most recent book,  The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, with co-author Joseph Hooper features the latest science on the microbiome. Connect with Kathie at

Webinar Supporters

Thank you to the Scheidel Foundation for support of the Food As Medicine for Women’s Health Webinar Series.