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Integrated Care Begins With Self-Care
Episode 154th March 2021 • The Optimistic Advocate • Scott Bryant-Comstock
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Episode 15: Integrated Care Begins with Self-Care

Today, I'm honored to share a conversation with two amazing individuals, Rebecca Pille and Laurie Ellington.

Rebecca Pille is the Department Chair for two graduate programs — Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching and Master of Arts degree in Health and Wellness Coaching in Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She is an experienced faculty with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Health Promotion and Wellness, Workplace Wellness, Strategic Planning, Leadership and Management, Health Psychology, Health Literacy, and Applied Behavioral Science. Strong professional graduated from Northcentral University with Ph.D. in Psychology (Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine) and with M.S. in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University.

The Health and Wellness Coaching program at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is an evidence-informed curriculum in which students are equipped with knowledge, skills and resources to help clients tap into their inner source of motivation to restore and preserve health and well-being. Graduates are prepared for professional credentialing with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). MUIH offers a Master of Arts degree in Health and Wellness Coaching and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching. Now enrolling for Spring. For more information, see

Laurie Ellington is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zero Point Leadership, a leading-edge neuroscience-based organization for personal and leadership learning and development. She is also the co-author of Six Steps to Unlocking Extraordinary Leadership: The Neuroscience of HighPerformance Leadership. Laurie is among the pioneers who recognize that we can change the world by harnessing the power of the connection between the heart and the mind. Combining research from modern neuroscience, mind-body research, heart intelligence, flow, and mindfulness, she helps individuals, teams, and organizations experience transformational shifts in the way they think, feel, and show up in the world. Laurie has over 22 years of experience in coaching, training, consulting, and mind/body medicine, and is appreciated for her ability to evoke untapped capacities and eliminate outdated habits that keep people from excelling. She holds the Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation, certification in Brain-Based Coaching from the NeuroLeadership Institute, and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Laurie is also a HeartMath® Certified Trainer, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Yoga Instructor.

In this episode, Rebecca and Laurie talk about the importance of self-care and the vital role it plays in integrated health care. They share some techniques and strategies in self-care which are validated by science and their reputable years of service in the integrated health profession.

What You'll Learn

  • The importance of self-care, especially in the helping field.
  • The resources and programs that are available to individuals who are interested to discover more about health and wellness, personal and leadership development.
  • Practical techniques and strategies related to self-care.
  • And much more!

Favorite Quote 

“The first thing I recommend to people is to connect to your purpose, why you are here in this earth suit. What's the reason, and remind yourself as soon as you get up, wake up in the morning, don't pop out of bed, breathe into your body, do a check on yourself and remind yourself of that purpose.” - Laurie Ellington

For More Information: 

Health and Wellness Coaching Program

Maryland University of Integrative Health 

Zero Point Leadership 

Neuroscience-based organization for personal and leadership learning 

Book mentioned in the Podcast:

Six Steps to Unlocking Extraordinary Leadership




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