Mindful Practice

Presentations and Workshops 2014-2015

Chapin Mill Workshop

Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience

Chapin Mill Retreat Center

Image courtesy of the Rochester Zen Center

May 7-10, 2014

4-day, retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. The workshop offers an experiential learning environment where participants focus on developing the capacity for Mindful Practice – attentiveness, situational– and self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring – even in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education, the program combines didactic presentations and experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. Session themes include teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.

The workshop will offer participants hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation with attention to promoting Mindful Practice activities at participants’ home institutions. Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop or experience with contemplative practice is desirable but not required.

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.
Sponsored by: The Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
Location/Accommodations: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY

Course Description

Presentations and Workshops


  • January 20-25: Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China (MK)
  • February 26: Faculty Development Workshop, Rochester, NY (RE)
  • March 11: Schwartz Center Webinar (RE)
  • March 28-31: Osaka and Tokyo, Japan (RE)
  • April 2: New Hampshire Professionals Health Program, Manchester, NJ (MK)
  • April 5: Center for Mindfulness, 12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Boston, MA (MK)
  • April 9: Leslie Bluman Memorial Lecture, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY (MK) 
  • April 9-12: Wright State University and Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton OH (RE and MK)
  • April 24: Nazareth College, Rochester, NY (RE)
  • May 7-10: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY (RE and MK)
  • June 10-12: Barcelona, Zaragoza and Madrid, Spain (RE)
  • June 18: New Brunswick Regional Hospital, Fredericton, NB, Canada (MK)
  • September 4-6: First National Mindfulness Conference in South Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa (MK)
  • October 1-2: Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC, Canada (RE)
  • October 16: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA (RE)


  • March 23-27: Haifa, Israel
  • April 27-May 1: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY (RE and MK)

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