NSS Launches First Ever Pre-Symposium Wellness Retreat

Here’s why NSS is introducing wellness to its agenda for the first time.

For the first time, the annual Non-Surgical Symposium (one of the Aussie aesthetics industry’s most highly anticipated conference) is expanding into wellness, hosting their inaugural NSS Wellness Retreat on Thursday 11 June. The one-day workshop, held the day before the summit’s official opening on Friday, has been introduced not only to meet the growing demand for wellness education and services throughout the medi-aesthetics industry, but to aid practitioners who may be experiencing burnout.

ASAPS says they are “very aware that members of our professional community at times, work in high pressure environments which can often lead to stress and long working hours that can in turn affect productivity and profitability. ASAPS will explore ways in which we can equip our delegates with the tools and strategies required to manage the pressures of our industry by exploring methods of mindfulness, gratitude, sleep, resilience and other healthy lifestyle habits.

The 9-5 program, which will be held at the Poolside Pavillion at Sofitel Broadbeach, will be led by Chelsea Pottenger, an internationally accredited mindfulness and meditation practitioner, R u Ok? Brand Ambassador and graduate psychology student.

Speaking exclusively to SPA+CLINIC, Naveen Somia, President of ASAPS and Co-Scientific Convenor of the NSS, is excited to introduce the new offering to this year’s line-up, and hopes it will contribute greatly towards improved mental wellbeing for attendees.

“The Wellness workshop at NSS 2020 is a part of our commitment to looking after the wellness of the cosmetic practitioner. ASAPS is concerned about the high incidence of workplace stress among healthcare professions and its negative influence on the physical and emotional wellbeing, efficiency and overall quality of life.”

“While the scientific content at the NSS 2020 is aimed at improving professional and business aspects of the practice, the wellness workshop run by Mindfulness expert Chelsea Pottenger will provide tips and strategies for looking after the most important asset – ‘the practitioner’.”

Chelsea will take attendees on a journey of discovery and provide the tools needed to maximise output whilst performing at the top of their game. Guests are promised to leave inspired and motivated by the tips offered on how small behavioural changes can help them navigate the pressures of today’s workplace environments.

Tickets for the wellness day start at $350 (early bird) for delegates attending NSS, or $650 (early bird) for non-attendees.

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