Complimentary Webinar: Mindfulness and Medicine

The stress of the past year and the pandemic are getting to all of us. Need a tool to help deal with everything? This webinar will discuss mindfulness and the science behind mindful meditation. The mindfulness-based practice helps participants tune their minds, track thought patterns, and become more conscious of associated physical sensations. This is especially useful for physicians to help decrease stress, anxiety, and manage expectations. Mindfulness also helps to develop calmness and provide clarity in thought during times of stress. Mark your calendar:

Complimentary Webinar: Mindfulness and Medicine
Thursday, February 4
8pm CT (9pm ET; 7pm MT; 6pm PT)

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Panelist & Moderator: Chandana Halaharvi, DPM, AACFAS
Dr. Halaharvi is a foot and ankle surgeon practicing in Houston. Dr. Halaharvi received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University School of Podiatric Medicine. She completed an extensive forefoot and rearfoot surgical residency at Grant Medical center and pursued a fellowship specializing in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Portland Foot and Ankle Institute. Dr. Halaharvi is involved in advocacy, mentoring, and teaching at the local, state, and national levels. Nationally, she serves on the Membership Committee for ACFAS. Locally, she is actively involved with the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and serves on multiple committees to advance foot and ankle surgeons.

Halaharvi 2021

Panelist: Dave Potter, Psychotherapist, Certified MBSR Instructor
Dave is a retired psychotherapist, specializing in trauma and anxiety. He is fully certified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor by the University of Massachusetts Medical School where MBSR was founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Palouse Mindfulness (, the free online MBSR course he created in 2013, is  based on the eight-week in-person MBSR class he taught for 12 years. Palouse Mindfulness is 100 percent free and has over 4,300 graduates from over 90 countries.

Potter 2021

Panelist: Samantha Ralstin, DPM
Dr. Ralstin is a second-year resident at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medical School in 2019 where she was a delegate in the American Podiatric Medical Students' Association. Currently she serves as a resident representative on the ACFAS Membership Committee.

Ralstin 2021

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