I will be speaking on:
Understanding and Identifying Mental Health Issues
Cultivate That Which Is Dormant: A Call for Older Adults to Thrive.
Everyone has dreams and passions that have been "deferred" as the poet writes. What happens to your passions that are deferred or dormant? How do you take steps to cultivate your dormant dreams and allow yourself to thrive and flourish? Dr. Hilda R. Davis in this talk encourages you to "cultivate that which is dormant." This talk is focused on older adults; though everyone can benefit from searching their hearts for the passions that have been set aside--that are dormant. Dr. Davis invites older adults to cultivate those dreams, passions, and desires that have been set aside for whatever reason and to now take time to cultivate them and thrive.
Hilda Davis’ passion and purpose are to support the healing and wholeness of individuals, families, congregations, and communities. She has been successful at guiding health and wellness projects from idea to thriving programs in such organizations as United Methodist Communications’ Global Health Initiative as first Project Manager and for the Tennessee Department of Health as founding Director of the Faith-Based Health Initiative. In addition to wellness, teaching is her vocation. She has taught graduates and undergraduates at Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, American Baptist College—all in Nashville, TN—and University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Her love of teaching extends to having been a substitute teacher for children in Special Education in Early Elementary. She is founder of Hilda R. Davis Consulting and has the honor of coaching individual clients virtually and face-to-face, managing corporate projects from idea to evaluation of outcomes, and consulting on health and wellness ministries. Her work in local congregations led to the publication of her book, Live Healthy & Be Well: Create an Action Plan, which encourages holistic wellness through Bible stories; meditations; and body, mind, and spirit activities. For more information about her book and for wellness tools you can download, visit her website: www.hildardavis.com. Davis received her doctorate in Religion and Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has certificates in wellness from national organizations. Davis is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and is licensed as a local pastor. She has a daughter, Erin Grimes, and two granddaughters who bring her joy.