For over 30 years, Dr. Georgianna Donadio has been a pioneer in the fields of behavioral health and Integrative Whole Person Care, working with patients to change lifestyle behaviors and improve their health. She is the Founder and Director of the National Institute of Whole Health, established in 1977, which has led the transformation of health care towards the Whole Person Care movement we see today.
She is one of only six American Florence Nightingale Scholars and an award winning Nurse Advocate. For the first time, her pioneering research is the foundation for the best selling, top rated book "Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy-to-Learn, Proven Communication Skills" (SoulWork Press, 2011), winner of the 2012 Indie Book Award.
As a sought-after Integrative Health Practitioner, behavioral health and relationships expert, nutrition specialist and media personality, her work has led to dramatic lifestyle changes in millions of people worldwide. A health and lifestyle blogger for Huffington Post, DailyStrength, Share Care and teenDailyStrength, her expertise has been showcased in hundreds of print, online, radio and TV interviews including on Oprah.com, WebMD, CNN News, TODAY/ MSNBC, Fox News, Readers Digest, Ladies Home Journal and Self Magazine, to name a few. In addition, for 20 years, until recently retiring, she hosted a nationally syndicated cable TV show, Woman to Woman® which explored all topics of interest to women, with a special focus on relationships.
A long-time proponent of the important role nurses play in healthcare and has dedicated her life to improving the quality of healthcare delivery and patient advocacy. Her work in behavioral health began in 1976 when, after years in nursing and medical administration, she recognized a critically important missing piece within our current medical care delivery system. This awareness motivated her to establish the Boston based National Institute of Whole Health and develop Behavioral Engagement with Pure Presence™, the first known patient education and health behavior change model developed, tested and utilized in a clinical setting.
Georgianna Donadio lives and practices in the greater Boston area. For more information and a free book excerpt visit www.behavioralchange.org. For information on accredited Whole Health Education programs - www.niwh.org.