Lifestyle Medicine and Emotional Health


This is a closed course, and registrations are not being accepted.

Course Description

Emotional and mental well-being are important factors of overall health and wellness. This course will investigate assessment and intervention strategies addressing emotional and mental health. There will also be a component that explores the importance of the practitioner’s healthy lifestyle habits as it relates to emotional well-being.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers.


  1. Compare, contrast, and describe the Keirsey Temperaments and Enneagram types.
  2. Describe and apply several guided, motivational approaches to the practice of Lifestyle Medicine.
  3. Compare and contrast the impact of eudaimonia and hedonia on health and longevity.
  4. Explain the impact of social connectedness on emotional well-being.
  5. Cite scientific evidence relating to the impact of depression and anxiety on pain, physical health, and lifestyle behaviors. 
  6. Learn and appropriately apply screening tools for pain, stress, anxiety, and depression.
  7. Recognize the benefit of positive psychology and gratitude for all phases of illness and health.
  8. Explain how adults with ACEs can have physical and mental health disparities as adults.

Course Authors

Course Stakeholder

  • Sheryl Clark, MBA, Program Curriculum Manager, Evidence In Motion


  1. Emotional Health and the World Around US (70 minutes)
  2. Individuality and Common Mental Health Issues (85 minutes)
  3. Implementing Emotional Health Strategies and Lifestyle Medicine (30 minutes)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.25 AOA Category 2­B
  • 3.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.25 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Evidence in Motion. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 3.25 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Kyle Butcher - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Orlando Candelaria - Activity Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Sheryl Clark, MBA - Course Author
  • Colleen Louw, PT - Planning Committee Member
  • AJ Steele, PsyD - Course Author
  • Jen Uschold, PT, CFMT, TPS, NBC-HWC - Course Stakeholder and Planning Committee Member


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.25 AOA Category 2­B
  • 3.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.25 IBON


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