Course Overview

Mind-Body Medicine Meets Life Coaching

Our constant thoughts, often focused on safety and meeting needs, stem from our primitive brains, leading to perceptions influenced by self-limiting beliefs and biases that may not be helpful, shaping our interactions and experiences in profound ways.
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2023 Annual Conference

October 6-8, 2023

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

46 minutes

CME Eligible*

.75 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

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Course Description
Learning Objectives

Course Description

We have thoughts going through our minds constantly. From an evolutionary standpoint, many of our thoughts are centered on safety and ensuring that our needs are met. As a result, we often respond to our environment using our primitive brains, which are programmed to scan for danger and react accordingly. The stories we tell ourselves about our lives can lead to thoughts and feelings that may not be helpful. When we are operating from a place of fear or insecurity, the way we perceive the world changes. As an example, if a person constantly thinks that they are not “good enough”, how they interface with their family, friends, and work environment will be very different from someone who thinks that they are “enough”, “lovable,” or “capable”. Sometimes, these self-limiting beliefs are so deep-seated, we don’t always realize they are there. Many limiting beliefs and cognitive biases are passed down from our caregivers during childhood, from our cultures/traditions, or from current pop culture and social media. Some of them come from our memories of past events and out interpretations of them.


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. 
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 5, 2024. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Review some of the current evidence/research regarding specific mind-body modalities and life coaching, and the positive impact they have had on wellness.
  • Know the basics of life coaching, including a concrete framework that can be used to better understand how our thoughts and emotions can drive one's actions and outcomes.
  • Discuss topics that are common to healers and clinicians, such as imposter syndrome and fear of failure, as an opportunity to begin the inner work of transforming and/or removing our own self-limiting beliefs.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
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  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEUs

Course Outline

Meet Your Faculty

Santi Tanikella, MD, ABIHM, ABOIM, FAIHM

Dr. Santisree Tanikella, MD, FAAP, ABIHM, ABOIM, practices General Pediatrics and Pediatric Integrative Medicine, serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. A graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine, she completed her pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and pursued an Integrative Medicine fellowship. Specializing in Mind-Body Medicine, Dr. Tanikella is trained in meditation, Mindfulness, Biofeedback, Clinical Hypnosis, Reiki, and Ayurvedic Lifestyle. As the founder and president of Integrative Approaches to Mastering Wellness, LLC ("I AM Well, MD"), she utilizes life coaching and mind-body medicine to enhance resilience, leading workshops and organizing retreats since 2007. Offering one-on-one and group sessions, both in-person and online, Dr. Tanikella empowers individuals to break through internal barriers and transform their lives. More information is available at


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.