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Carmack, S. (2020, March). The Science of Team Well-Being: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What You Should Know. U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, March). Stress Contagion: How to Stop it From Burning Out You and Your Team. U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, March). Compassion 360: How to Use the Science of Compassion as a Risk Reduction Strategy. U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar.

Carmack, S. (2020, April). Genius Breaks: How to stress less and move more during the work day (in as little as 2 minutes). U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, April). Well-Being Ultimatum: How to Make Resilience Work in the Real World. U.S. Treasury Department. Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, April). Physical Well-Being Ultimatum: Five Secrets of Self-Care Success. U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, May). Financial Well-Being Ultimatum: How to Optimize Your Time, Talent and Treasure.
U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, May). Social Well-Being Ultimatum: How to Transform Difficult Conversations Into Team CohesionU.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, May). Mental Well-Being Ultimatum: How to Stop Living Reactively and Start Leading Proactively. U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, May). Purpose Well-Being Ultimatum: How to Lead with Passion (without Burning Out)U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (2020, June). Emotional Well-Being Ultimatum: How to Make the Science of Happiness Work at Work U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Executive Institute. Webinar. 

Carmack, S. (May, 2019) Compassion Fatigue and Creating a Culture of Purpose. Mercer Nonprofit Executive Leaders Forum. Washington,DC.
 
Carmack, S. (April 2019). Is it time for a Well-Being Ultimatum? How to Perform at 110% (without burning out your team). Professional Women in Healthcare National Webinar Series.
 
Carmack, S. (March 2019). Resilient Communities: Building Better Stepping Stones. Chair. Hero’s Journey Symposium for National Brain Health. John P. Mayhugh Foundation. U.S. Capital: Washington, DC.
 
Carmack, S. (February 2019). The Science of Well-Being: How to Perform at 110% (without burning out your team). Valley Health. Winchester, VA.
 
Carmack, S. (November 2018). Your Well-Being Ultimatum Call to Action: How to strategically cure super hero syndrome without losing your super hero power. Women in Medicine and Science Forum, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Carmack, S. (November 2018). Discovering Your Inner Genius. Speakers’ Series. Northern Virginia Community College. Annandale, VA.
 
Carmack, S. (October 2018). The Science of Well-being: Resilience for Senior Leaders. Air Combat Command Commander’s Conference, US Air Force. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.
 
Carmack, S. (September 2018). Compassion 360: Optimizing Engagement and Performance. Post-Doc Association, University of Pittsburgh. Oakland, PA.
 
Carmack, S. (2018). Panel Chair: Connecting the Body and Mind. The Hero’s Journey Symposium: U.S. Capital Visitors’ Center Congressional Auditorium. John P. Mayhugh Foundation.
 
Carmack, S. (2018). Compassion in the Workplace: How the Science of Compassion Can Improve Team Engagement and Performance. George Mason University Human Resources Dept.: Fairfax, VA.

Carmack, S. (2018). Genius Breaks: Moving to Well-Being. Venable Law Firm: Washington, DC. Carmack, S. (2017). Move to Well-Being. Keynote. American Psychiatric Association: Washington, DC.
Carmack, S. (2017). Self-Care Secrets of Success. Keynote. Kaiser Midatlantic Physicians’ Wellness Conference: Washington, DC.
 
Carmack, S. (2017). Hacking Into Joy. TEDx MITRE Talk. MITRE Corporation: Mclean, VA.
 
Carmack, S.; Rose, A. (2016). Developing Well-Being: a Kosha-based approach to tween education integrating yoga and the arts. Workshop. National Kids Yoga Conference, Catholic University, Washington, DC.
 
Carmack, S. (2016). Why You Might Need a Well-Being Ultimatum. Keynote. Go Red For Women Luncheon. American Heart Association of New York State. Poughkeepsie, NY.
 
Carmack, S. (2016). From Survive to Thrive. Keynote. Maryland Wellness Symposium. Baltimore, MD.
 
Carmack, S. (2016). Is It Time for a Well-Being Ultimatum? Keynote. Professional Women in Healthcare (Online Webinar).
 
Carmack, S. (2015). Get Moving: Why we need to make a well-being ultimatum. Keynote for International Wellness Week Pan American / World Health Organization, (live event and international webinar) Washington, DC.
 
Carmack, S. (2015). But I Was Just Trying to Help: Strategic work/life balance for busy Junior League leaders. International Webinar. Association of Junior Leagues International.
 
Carmack, S. (2015). Health, Wellness and Well-Being: Making sense of health communication and promotion. Keynote. DC Wellness Symposium. Action for Healthy Kids, Washington, DC.
 
Roberson, A., Carmack, S., Cook, K., Price, D., Rainer, D. (2015). Transforming Health, Readiness and Well-Being: Best practice in military health communication and promotion. Panel. DC Health Communication Conference. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
 
Carmack, S. (2015). Making Sense of Joy. Keynote. Health & Wellness Leadership Summit, Fairfax VA.
 
Carmack, S. (2015). Difficult Dialogue. Center for Conflict Resolution. Keynote: George Mason University, Fairfax VA.
 
Carmack, S. (2015). Making Sense of Joy. Keynote. Rotary Club of Tyson’s Corner, Mclean, VA.
 
Carmack, S. (2014). From Stress to Joy: How to center your classroom with yoga. DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and Action for Healthy Kids Coalition Wellness Symposium, Kaiser Center for Total Health. Keynote. Washington, DC.
 
Carmack, S. (2014). Movement and Mindfulness at Work: How to stay centered and healthy with
the CenteredBeing program. Keynote. Pan American / World Health Organization, Washington, DC. Carmack, S. (2014). Centering Youth. DCAC Fitness Conference. Workshop: Washington, DC. Carmack, S. (2014). Center Your 2014. Keynote. Junior League of Northern Virginia, Fairfax VA.

Carmack, S. (2013). Staying Centered, Staying Healthy: Health and Wellness Leadership Summit. Keynote. Links Inc, Fairfax VA.
 
Carmack, S. (2013). Role Identity Negotiation. Keynote. Junior League of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Washington, DC.
 
Carmack, S. (2013) Stress and Sedentarism: Global Health Risks. Keynote, International Wellness Week. Pan American / World Health Organization, Washington, DC.
 
Carmack, S. (2013). Health or Well-being Communication? A Rhetorical examination of well-being’s role in health communication scholarship and translational practice. Presentation. Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences, Annual Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Poudevigne, M.; Bo, K; Rope, K; Carter, B; and Carmack, S. (2019, June). The Mind-Body Connection in Pregnancy: What You Should Know to Exercise. Symposium: American College of Sports Medicine World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Orlando, FL. 

Carmack, S. (2019). Genius Breaks: How to Optimize Your Health During the Work Day. SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America Conference , Tampa, FL.
 
Carmack, S. and Clow, L. (2019, September). Compassion Contagion: How To Create A More Engaged Classroom Community. In Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings (Vol. 10).

Carmack, S., Kennedy, S., Clow, L., Tupy, S., Joshi, A., Escamilla, S., Petrie, J. (2018) Promoting Whole Health at School: How Mindfulness, Movement and Compassion Practices Transformed Three Underserved CommunitiesAmerican Public Health Association National Conference. San Diego, CA.

Carmack, S., Henderson, J., O’Neill, A., Barat, K., Allen, D., Newman, S., (2018). Take a Park Prescription: A Social Media Case Study. World Leisure Organization Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
 
Carmack, S. (2018, August). Genius Breaks: How to bring mindfulness, movement and compassion into your classroom. In Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings (Vol. 10).

Carmack, S. and Kennedy, S. (2018, March). Genius Breaks: How to bring mindfulness, movement and meaning Into your work and/or school day. Contemplative Practices in Higher Education Conference, Chapel Hill, NC. 

Carmack, S. (2018). Measuring Well-being: A Framework for Measuring the Many Layers of Well-being. Contemplative Practices for 21st Century Higher Education Conference. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Workshop. Chapel Hill, NC.

Carmack, S. (2018). Self-Care and Self-Compassion in 5 Minutes or Less: How to Take Mini-Breaks of Mindfulness, Movement and Meaning Using the Genius Break Method. Academy of Healthcare Conference. Orlando, FL.

Carmack, S. (2017). Measuring that Feel-Good-Feeling: A New kosha-based well-being measurement framework for clinicians and coaches. Poster. American Public Health Association national conference, Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Subdivision. Atlanta, GA.
 
Carmack, S. (2015). Don't Sit On Your Asana: A preliminary assessment of the CenteredBeing workplace well-being intervention. American Public Health Association national conference, Chicago, IL.
 
Carmack, S. (2015). Stressed, Sedentary or Centered? How to create a culture of well-being in your classroom with centered well-being breaks. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference Proceedings. George Mason University: Fairfax, VA.

Chang, W.L., Carmack, S., Canzona, M., Pyle, A. (2012) Too Much Information: Examining the Relationship between Anxiety and Information-seeking Behaviors among Cancer Patients and Their Families. National Communication Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Cheskin, L., Carmack, S. (2020, forthcoming). Losing Weight for Good, Second Edition. Johns Hopkins Press

Carmack, S. (2020). Well-Being Ultimatum: Protect yourself and your team from burnout and compassion fatigue. Body Doctrine Press. 

Carmack, S. (2019). Physician Burnout: A U.S. Public health crisis in need of a socio-ecological solutionIn. J. P. Sturmberg, (Ed.). (2019). Embracing Complexity in Health: The Transformation of Science, Practice, and Policy. Springer. 

Carmack, S. (2017). Genius Breaks: Optimize your workday performance and well-being. Body Doctrine Press.

Ahmadian, M., Carmack, S., Samah, A. A., Kreps, G., & Saidu, M. B. (2016). Psychosocial Predictors of Breast Self-Examination Among Female Students in Malaysia: A Study to Assess the Roles of Body Image, Self-efficacy and Perceived Barriers. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP17(3), 1277-1284.
 
Carmack S. (2014). Making Sense of Well-Being: A Mixed methods study applying sense-making theory to explore the role of communication competence and social support in physical, emotional, mental and comprehensive well-being. Dissertation. http://mars.gmu.edu/xmlui/handle/1920/8841.

Carmack, S., Thompson, G., Brewer, R. (2015). Operation Live Well: A Theoretical Framework for Bringing Military Health to a Culture of Wellness. Washington, DC. Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the Department of Defense.
 
Carmack, S., Thompson, G., Brewer, R. (2015). Operation Live Well: A 20-Year Strategy for Bringing Military Health to a Culture of Wellness. Washington, DC. Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the Department of Defense.

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