A 4-day workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. This retreat-like workshop offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for mindful practice - attentiveness, situational awareness, self awareness, teamwork and self monitoring in stressful and demanding situations.
Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. There will be didactic presentations and experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry and contemplative practices including mindfulness meditation. Session themes include teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.
This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to have some hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation. There will be attention to promoting mindful practice activities at participants' home institutions. Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop or experience with contemplative practice desirable but not required.