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Batesville Sponsors Keynote Dr. Kathleen Hall at 80th Annual NFDMA Exposition

Hall teaches how to reduce the effects of stress in our personal and professional lives

July 19, 2017

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Batesville Sponsors Keynote Dr. Kathleen Hall at 80th Annual NFDMA Exposition

BATESVILLE, Ind., July 18, 2017 – Batesville, the leading provider of high quality products and profit-enhancing solutions to today’s death care professionals, is proud to welcome Dr. Kathleen Hall, founder and CEO of The Stress Institute and Mindful Living Network, to the  80th annual National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFDMA) convention, July 31 – August 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Dr. Hall will deliver the Educational Keynote address on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Experts refer to stress is as the epidemic of the 21st century. According to one Harvard report, 90 percent of visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Dr. Hall’s presentation, A Life in Balance, will explore the physical and mental impacts of stress and explain how to reduce stress and become more resilient, creating a life of health, happiness and balance. Funeral professionals will receive 1.5 continuing education credits for completing this session.

“As caregivers to grieving families, funeral directors experience tremendous levels of stress, which can lead to burnout, health issues and other problems,” said Troy Turner, chief marketing and information officer for Batesville. “It’s great to have the opportunity to turn the table and provide an expert like Dr. Hall who can help them learn how to take better care of themselves.”

A Gold Level sponsor, Batesville will host a book signing with Dr. Hall in its booth (#620) at 1 p.m. on August 1, 2017. The first 100 people will receive a free signed copy of Dr. Hall’s award-winning book, A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness.

The company will also showcase some of its latest burial, cremation and technology offerings, and share how funeral directors across the country are using Batesville solutions to create stronger connections with today’s families. This includes an assortment of:


  • Metal and wood caskets with family-friendly pricing and value-added features
  • Contemporary urns and cremation products
  • Digital merchandising tools to simplify the selection process
  • Web technologies to connect with the community and create brand loyalty


Experts will be on hand to discuss your challenges and determine which solutions are right for your business.


Batesville (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), is the leader in the North American death care industry, offering a comprehensive portfolio of Burial Solutions, Cremation Options, Memorial Solutions, and Technology Solutions. For more than 125 years, Batesville has been dedicated to helping families honor the lives of those they love®. Batesville’s innovation has changed the face of funeral service, from advancements in manufacturing and quality to patented features and memorialization offerings, technology and web-based solutions, and profit-enhancing merchandising systems. Our history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery has helped Batesville become – and remain – a market leader.