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Chapin Mill Workshops

Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY

Mindful Practice:

Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience

Chapin Mill Retreat Center

Image courtesy of the Rochester Zen Center

 

OCTOBER 23-26, 2019-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

April 15-18, 2020-REGISTRATION OPEN IN SPRING 2019

OCTOBER 21-24, 2020-REGISTRATION OPEN IN FALL 2019

A 4-day 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.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) 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 communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience, and burnout.

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

Details: Workshops begin Wednesday 6 p.m. and end Saturday 2:30 p.m. 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.

Mindful Practice Facilitator Training

May 7-11, 2019-APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED-APPLY TODAY

MAY 12-16, 2020-APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE SPRING 2019

Balanced stonesA 5-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. 

Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop is required. 

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

Details: Workshops begin Tuesday at 6 PM and end Saturday 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.

Mindful Practice WORKSHOP - NORWAY 

February 28-March 3, 2019

Kringler Event Center, Oslo, Norway

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.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) 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 communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience and burnout.

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

♦Increase self-awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching.

♦Enhance 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.

Course Directors: Drs. Ron Epstein & Mick Krasner

Sponsored By: Akershus Universitetssykehus

Contact and Registration: Oddbjorg Jonsdottir oddbjorge@hotmail.com

Mindful Practice-teaching in two minds: being an effective clinician and teacher 

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 8 AM - 5 PM - Full day workshop

Redbud

Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR

A workshop that will address intention, attentiveness, curiosity, and presence; the ways in which we approach difficulty, distress, and conflict; how we create and find meaning in our work; and how we express respect, regard, and compassion toward learners, each other, and ourselves.

Course Directors: Drs. Ron Epstein & Mick Krasner

Sponsored By: Northwest Permanente Medicine

Contact: Diane Slamp @ Diane.R.Slamp@kp.org

Registration: REGISTER NOW

Mindful Practice Workshop - The Healers Mind

May 17-19, 2019

1440 Multiversity, Santa Cruz, CA

Healers MindA combination of lecture, contemplative practices, and interactive exercises, this 2-day experiential workshop will:

  • Describe how doctors and other health professionals think, feel, and sense their way through difficult situations with patients and the healthcare system
  • Demonstrate five ways to achieve greater clarity, lower emotional distress, and health promoting connection in the face of difficult decisions, emotional trauma, and chaotic healthcare environments
  • Explain how understanding the scientific synthesis of interpersonal neurobiology can help clinicians face, interact with, and effectively navigate complexity and stress at work
  • Give understanding of the scientific synthesis of interpersonal neurobiology to help us face, interact with, and effectively navigate complexity and stress at work.
This will be an immersive workshop grounded in current scientific understandings of the mind. As physicians, we will investigate how we bring awareness and sensibility to our work, how we can flourish in turbulent times, and how, in our roles as leaders, we can change the environments in which we work and in which our patients seek healing and understanding.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: APPLY TODAY

mindful practice 2+4 workshop

May 31-June 1

Sponsor: McLaren Health Care and Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education

Flint, Michigan

NatureA retreat-like workshop followed by four live interactive 90-minute webinar sessions designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. This workshop offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required.  Participants can utilize this first workshop as the beginning of a training program to teach Mindful Practice.

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

Session themes include:

  • Noticing/Mindfulness                 
  • Responding to Suffering             
  • Errors in Medicine                         
  • Uncertainty
  • Burnout and Resilience                
  • Meaning in Medical Practice    
  • Aspiration: Realizing Values     
  • Grief and Loss
  • Focus on “informal practices” that can help health care professionals deal with difficult situations during the workday and bring mindfulness into everyday clinical work

REGISTER TODAY

Mindful Practice Netherlands 

November 17-20, 2019

CVM1

A 4-day 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.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) 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 communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience and burnout.

Course Directors: Drs. Ron Epstein & Mick Krasner

CVM 2

Contact and Registration: Centrum voor Mindfulness

Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

2019

2020

  • April 15-18: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (RE, MK, FM)
  • May 12-16: Mindful Practice Facilitator Training Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (RE, MK)
  • October 21-24: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (RE, MK, FM)

Past Presentations and Workshops

2019

2018

  • January 26-27: State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine (RE)
  • February 5-7: University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA (RE)
  • February 9: University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics (RE)
  • February 15: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (RE)
  • March 6: Alzheimer's Association, Rochester, NY (MK)
  • March 19-22: Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Escuela de Medicina, Chile (RE)
  • March 21: Children's Institute, Rochester, NY (MK)
  • April 11-12: University of Virginia Compassionate Care Initiative, Charlottesville, VA (MK)
  • April 13: Breast Cancer Coalition, 15th Annual Advanced Breast Cancer Seminar, Rochester, NY (RE)
  • April 17: Academy of Medicine, Rochester, NY (RE)
  • April 18-21: AAFP Well-being Conference, Naples, FL (RE)
  • April 20-22: AAN Live Well/Lead Well Sessions, Los Angeles, CA (FM)
  • April 23-24: City of Hope, Duarte, CA (RE)
  • April 25-28: Chapin Mill, Mindful Practice Workshop (RE, MK, FM, PL)
  • May 4: Foundation for Medical Excellence, Portland, OR (MK)
  • May 7-8: Centrum voor Mindfulness, Amsterdam, Netherlands (RE)
  • May 8: AUR Lucy Squire Keynote, Orlando, FL (FM)
  • May 9: Corning Corporation, Corning, NY (MK)
  • May 9-13: WellMed Conference, Greece (RE)
  • May 30-31: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (RE)
  • June 1: University of Toronto (RE)
  • September 1-5: ICCH Conference, Oporto, Portugal (RE)
  • September 28-30: Northwestern Osteopathic Association, Boise, ID (MK)
  • October 4-6: Mexico City (RE)
  • October 9-11: AAFP FMX Conference, New Orleans, LA (RE, FM)
  • October 23-27: Chapin Mill, Mindful Practice Workshop (RE, MK, FM)
  • November 9-11: Mind and Life Conference, Phoenix, AZ (MK)
  • June 4: University of Rochester, Wellness Seminar Series (RE)
  • June 7: John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (RE)
  • July 9-13: International Conference on Mindfulness, Amsterdam, Netherlands (RE)