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

April 28, 2021 - May 1, 2021 - Online Workshop Register Now!

Workshop Brochure

Course Overview

A retreat-like online workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while promoting their own resilience and well-being. It offers a participatory experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NP's, PA's) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required, however, familiarity with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include cultivating attentiveness and presence, communicating with patients, families and colleagues, responding to suffering, responding to errors and bad outcomes, managing conflicts with patients and colleagues, cultivating compassion, addressing burnout and distress, and promoting self-care, resilience, and flourishing.

Despite the “virtual” nature of this online program, the actual experience is far from virtual. Rather, the program is dynamic and interactive and participants’ engagement is very tangible and present. We create a learning community using asynchronous multimedia presentations and reflective activities and live (synchronous) interactive large group presentations, paired dialogues, contemplative practices, and small group discussions to provide a fully embodied experience. The online format offers new possibilities for engagement educational and practice settings, time zones and continents, including opportunities for connections with one another beyond the confines of the course.

State of the art online workshop

Mindful Practice enters its 12th year of offering transformative programs, building resilience and promoting flourishing for health professionals. We now provide this program in a live online format using state-of-the-art educational technology, where this retreat-like workshop can be experienced without the need for travel. Participants in the online program have described the online experience has been as intimate, connecting, and life-changing as it has been for the more than 800 physicians, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals who have experienced the program in person.

Here are some comments from participants of the 2020 on-line program:

“Being in community with the participants and especially in the small groups/dyads/triads” were the most helpful parts of the program. “I really had not expected being able to share so deeply with people I had never met.”

“I loved the… rich and varied resources of music, intellectual studies, poetry, artwork, and meditation” and “having the different areas of my brain stimulated. You had a lovely balance of left and right brain activities which served to keep me alert, interested, and endlessly curious to see what was coming next. This vast array was the most helpful for me because I had wondered if sitting in front of a computer so long would fatigue me.”

“I am especially inspired by how well the Zoom format went for something so personal.”

“It is such a privilege to have participated in this class and to be a part of this community. The shedding and growing that occurred, in me personally, and for the whole group, was unexpected.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase clinician self–awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching
  • Increase clinicians’ ability to attend to patient’s needs, reduce and respond to errors, practice with greater effectiveness and compassion, and attend to their own well-being

Conference Details

When

Sessions begin Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 5:30 pm and end Saturday May 1, 2021at 2:30pm. It is a fully-immersive experience and participants should plan to be present for the entire workshop. 

Where

ONLINE

ACCREDITATION

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION 

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

October 27, 2021 - October 30, 2021

Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, New York 

Course Overview

A retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while promoting their own resilience and well-being. It offers a participatory experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NP's, PA's) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required, however, familiarity with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include cultivating attentiveness and presence, communicating with patients, families and colleagues, responding to suffering, responding to errors and bad outcomes, managing conflicts with patients and colleagues, cultivating compassion, addressing burnout and distress, and promoting self-care, resilience, and flourishing.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase clinician self–awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching
  • Increase clinicians’ ability to attend to patient’s needs, reduce and respond to errors, practice with greater effectiveness and compassion, and attend to their own well-being

Conference Details

When

Sessions begin Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm and end Saturday October 30, 2021at 2:30pm. It is a fully-immersive experience and participants should plan to be present for the entire workshop. 

Where

Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, New York

ACCREDITATION

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION 

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Facilitator Training

Mindful Practice Facilitator Training at Chapin Mill

Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop is required.

December 1-5, 2021

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 A5-day, retreat-like workshop designed to enable clinicians and medical educators deepen their skills in mindful practice and their ability to teach and develop programs in mindful practice at their home institutions. Mindful practice promotes effective, efficient and compassionate care while also improving clinicians' own resilience and well-being by building clinicians' attentiveness, situational awareness, self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring in stressful and demanding clinical situations. The workshop helps participants define and realize their learning goals in an experiential learning environment. 

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and medical education, the program combines didactic presentations and training in conducting experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation.

Session themes address attention, suffering, teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.

The workshop will offer hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation.  It is designed for those who wish to advance their teaching skills and to support efforts at implementing Mindful Practice® curricula in their own settings.

Course is by application only and upon acceptance you will be directed to a registration website. 

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, MD and Mick Krasner, MD

Details: Workshops begin Wednesday at 6 PM and end Sunday at 2:30 PM. Lodging and meals are at the Retreat Center.

ACCREDITATION

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mindfulness in Medical Practice (Netherlands), April 20-23, 2022 *Information & Registration available Summer 2021*

 If an in-person workshop is not possible, we will offer the workshop as a live synchronous online event

Course Overview

A retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations. Information and registration available Summer 2021.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NP's, PA's) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required, however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include flourishing and finding meaning in medicine, noticing and attention, self-awareness and mindful communication, promoting deep listening and compassion, clinician grief and loss, managing conflict, teamwork & leadership, gratitude, attending to self-care, resilience and well-being, and promoting mindfulness in participants' own work settings.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
-  Increase clinician self –awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching
-  Increase clinicians’ ability to attend to patient’s needs, reduce and respond to errors, practice with greater effectiveness and compassion, and attend to their own well-being
-  Incorporate mindful practice into clinical and educational activities at their home institutions

Conference Details

When

Sessions begin Wednesday, April 20 2022 at 5:30 pm and end Saturday April 23, 2022 at 2:30pm. It is a fully-immersive experience and participants should plan to be present for the entire workshop.

Where

Mennorode Conference Center, Nunspeet, Netherlands

ACCREDITATION

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION 

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.