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Karen Wolfe, MBBS, MA

Bringing the Mind and Spirit Back into Medicine

When you want the expertise of a medical doctor, as well as a keynote speaker who can take complex information and make it fresh, understandable and fun for consumers, Dr. Karen Wolfe relishes the assignment. She is also totally at home speaking to other healthcare professionals. She cares that her audiences get it, so her presentations often include demonstrations and participation that bring personal meaning to her audience members.

People relate instantly to her warmth, sincerity and sense of humor, as they open up to new ways of seeing and experiencing topics such as body wisdom, the relationship of stress and body fat, or the connection between matters of the heart and the heart muscle itself. Dr. Wolfe finds the mind-body-spirit connection compelling and has been a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.

Dr. Karen is an Australian physician, entrepreneur, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, author and international speaker. She was born in Sydney Australia and graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology from National University in California.

Intially, she worked in Australia as a family physician. She spoke on many panels regarding healthcare reform and was selected to attend the Executive Management School with the Australian Government. She later spent eight years in the administration of national health care, wellness and senior programs in her role as the Medical Director of the Australian Government Health Service.

Dr. Karen moved to the United States in 1991 and began her wellness career in corporate wellness. She assisted companies and school districts in reducing healthcare costs by customizing wellness programs to improve the health and well being of employees. She later became certified as a Mindful Coach and went on to become the National Mindful Coaching Instructor. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a long-time faculty member of the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. She is a Trustee of the National Wellness Institute and in 2007 was inducted into the Service and Leadership Circle as recognition of her contributions to the field of wellness. Her greatest professional passions are the areas of stress, preventative nutrition and life balance.

Dr. Karen is the author of seven books. Her newest is, Is Your Lifestyle Killing You? The 8 Simple Steps for Lasting Weight Loss and Optimal Health. Others are From Stress to Strength, Medicine from the Inside Out and Create the Body Your Soul Desires. She is an international speaker on stress management, wellness and nutrition. She has been a speaker for high profile groups such as Young Presidents’ Organization, Philippine International Physician Symposium, PIMCO, Allianz Global Investors and The National Association of Women Business Owners. Dr. Karen cares that her audience understand and apply the principles she teaches and her presentations often include demonstrations and participation that bring personal meaning to her audience members.

Most Popular Topics:

Is Your Lifestyle Killing You? – Eight Simple Steps to a Truly Healthy Lifestyle

The focus of this presentation is The Healthy Lifestyle Solution which is an eight step plan for high performance health that succeeds where other programs have failed because it identifies the psychological, physical and lifestyle components of creating health. Dr. Karen removes the confusion and distills the science down to easy steps. Participants will leave with new insights and specific action steps to achieve a longer, healthier and happier life. They are also given the Top Ten Guidelines and Resources for each of the eight lifestyle factors. These can be used as a daily reference of the principles taught during the presentation.


Is Stress Making You Fat? – How to Break the Stress-Fat Connection and Reclaim Your Energy

It’s a fact: stress makes you fat. Chronically elevated levels of stress hormones not only stimulate appetite but also encourage intra-abdominal fat storage that can lead to serious illness. How you respond to stress determines your appetite, body composition and overall fitness level.  Dr Wolfe teaches you how to re-balance your mind and body resulting in lasting changes in your total state of being.


Create the Body Your Soul Desires

Are you tired of the diet craziness? Based on her book, Create the Body Your Soul Desires: The Girlfriends’ Guide to Body Image, Weight, Food, Energy and Sexuality, Dr. Wolfe gives women a whole new integrated way to manage their relationship to their bodies and re-claim their power. Dr. Wolfe advocates a female-friendly way to connect and cooperate with our bodies, using commonsense tools that women (especially girlfriends!) can relate to. Free from guilt and blame, discover the soul-stirring joy of a body that helps you life your life to the fullest!


What Your Doctor Does Not Know About Nutritional Medicine May be Harming You

Medical evidence is now showing us that the solution to chronic degenerative disease lies in the nutrition of the cell. This presentation delivers the scientific evidence about insulin resistance and inflammation in the body that creates diabetes, heart disease and many other chronic illnesses.


Natural Prozac: Secrets to Releasing Your Body’s Own Antidepressants

Evidence shows the costly toll modern living takes on our health. Irregular sleep patterns, a sedentary lifestyle, even the air we breathe are all factors in the depletion of the brain chemicals. This presentation gives an understanding of the lifestyle factors that can release the brains natural antidepressants.


Balancing Work and Life for Optimal Living

A recent study of more than 50,000 employees from a variety of manufacturing and service organizations found that two out of every five employees are dissatisfied with the balance between their work and their personal lives. Dr. Wolfe’s presentation on work/life balance is designed to help participants make conscious choices to improve all dimensions of their health and well-being: physical, mental, emotional, social, vocational, and spiritual. Participants will see their lives in a different light, open their minds to new ways of thinking, and adapt behaviors that will not only improve their health, but will help them to achieve their personal and professional goals.


Essentials for Soulful Leadership

Leadership is different than management. It entails communicating your vision of the future and involving others to create a culture around that vision. It is the art of getting people to move together toward a goal they don’t yet see. Dr Wolfe has done just that. She leads a group of around 500 people based on her vision of health and wellness and teaches us the seven qualities of effective leadership.


Tired of being Tired? – How to Outsmart Fatigue

Work. Kids. Cooking. Cleaning. Caring for aging parents. No wonder we are exhausted..and it doesn’t have to do with the clock! Mental and emotional stress, in addition to being direct causes of fatigue, can also be indirect causes of your inability to get a full night’s sleep. That is why an estimated 50 percent of American adults are chronically sleep deprived. This presentation teaches you eight energizing strategies for lifelong vitality that will dramatically change your life.


Listening to the Female Heart – The Whole Truth About Women and Heart Health

It’s more important than ever before for women to listen to their hearts, and learn that body-wise, heart disease in women shows up differently than in men. In addition, there is truly a connection between matters of the heart and the heart muscle. Dr. Wolfe goes into the unique aspects of heart disease in women – understanding, avoiding and surviving it – as well as the emotional and spiritual aspects. She reveals the research that tells us the powerful role family, friends, faith and forgiveness play in our health and healing, and gives us tools for thriving, not just surviving.


From Stress to Strength: Options for Optimal Living

Stress shows up in expected and unexpected ways. It’s not an option. It just is. It can be good. It can feel difficult. It can be joyful. Learning to help yourself not only cope, but ease through it into joy and balance is the ultimate outcome. Explore the options for relief from stress-related dis-ease, as well as ideas for coping on a day-to-day basis with the stuff of life to avoid stress-related discomfort. Learn how to get in balance in order to prevent the harmful effects that stress can have on your health and all aspects of your life and  transform stress into strength.


Top Ten Tips for Successful Aging : The Antioxidant Advantage

What determines how well we age? How can we maintain optimal physical and mental strength throughout later life? Rather than looking at aging in terms of expected disease and decline, Dr. Wolfe explores the life-affirming role of nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, productive work, self-care and service to others.


Alternative Medicine : Hope or Hype?

Like trains on two tracks, conventional medicine and alternative medicine appear to be missing a connection. Patients are seeking new treatments to the tune of $18 billion, and they’re not telling their physicians. Dr. Wolfe explains the current research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and shows you how to integrate all of our healing choices for optimal health.


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