August 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest MHTTC

Cultivating Our Best Selves as Behavioral Health Care Workers

1:00am – August 4, 2022 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: August 3, 2022

Since March 2020, multiple new stressors have emerged. Now in our third year of the pandemic, behavioral health care workers continue to navigate these stressors, including deep grief, loss, and trauma amongst peers, colleagues, and patients. Bearing witness to traumatic experiences–one’s own experiences and others’–can impact our well-being.

This summer, we hope to create a space to support those who support others.

Cultivating Our Best Selves as Behavioral Health Care Workers will engage those on the frontlines of our healthcare system to assist them in increasing personal motivation and resilience, and to utilize personal strengths in ways that nurture their mental and physical health.

What is this about?

Join our two-part series that explores behavioral health care worker wellness. Through this program, we hope to:

  • Increase self-compassion and autonomy to create sustainable wellness vision plans that cultivate and reinforce health care workers’ strengths.
  • Identify and Design habits that support self-transformation and growth. These habits include understanding feelings and needs, discovering and utilizing autonomous motivation, meaning-making, and experimental goal setting.
  • Offer a learning space in which mental health care workers will feel connected to their peers in the field, share their own experiences, and learn transferable skills.

Please note that this training will be highly interactive, with exercises and activities designed for participants to reflect, engage with one another and share experiences and thoughts. For those signing up for the training series, please come prepared to be present and involved.

Who is this for?

This series is offered to behavioral health providers in the Pacific Southwest (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau); this series is also open to other providers outside of our region.

When is this series?

For those intending to register and participate, we ask that you attend both sessions as each session builds on the other.

August 4th and 5th

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT


Michael ScholtzMichael Scholtz, MA

Michael is the founder and owner of Vistas Life Coaching ( Vistas is focused on combining the power of the outdoors and health and wellbeing coaching to help people define and reach what they want in life. This journey includes finding the mental and emotional space and physical energy to focus on their needs, expanding their life vision, and setting adventurous and courageous goals. Nature has the potential to assist in all these endeavors, and coaching provides the perfect catalyst.

With business partner, Greg Hottinger, RD, Michael is co-owner of NOVO Wellness ( and co-author of Coach Yourself Thin  (, a book designed to help people achieve sustainable and healthy weight loss using a wellness coaching approach.

He is also a member of the teaching faculty for the Wellcoaches School of Coaching in both the Health and Wellness Core Coach Training and Professional Coach Training.

Michael has a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Professional Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches, holds the Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation and is board certified through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. Michael is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USATF Level 1 track and field coach.


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