Date: 03-10-2019 All Day
Date: 07-11-2019 All Day
Date: 05-12-2019 All Day
LEADS Domain: Lead Self
Learning Hours: 18
Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians): $200
Cost (Non-HHS): $450
Cost (CCHL Members): $450
Date: Thursdays; October 3, 2019, November 7, 2019 and December 5, 2019
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: St. Peter's Hospital - Garwood Jones Auditorium
This course is open to all staff and physicians
Mindfulness is a way of meeting life’s challenges with greater calm and wisdom, by practicing reflection and paying attention to the present moment with openness and curiosity. It is easy and pleasurable to learn. This course is designed to promote personal wellness and professional resiliency through mindfulness practices. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based practice used around the world for over 30 years. Research has demonstrated that MBSR can significantly improve stress management, increase compassion for self and others, and enhance physical and emotional well-being. MBSR helps people to gain greater awareness of the influences that affect their well-being, and learn to find balance and peace of mind in an often chaotic world.
This course focuses on self-discovery and personal resilience through experiential learning in a supportive setting. Each session includes a variety of mindfulness practices, reflective exercises and small group discussions on how to apply mindfulness to everyday life.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
Offered through the Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics:
Andrea Frolic, PhD, Director, Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics
Special Course Features:
This course is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn through the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. This course has been adapted to the healthcare context, with a focus on mindfulness at work and mindful communication in clinical settings.
The course is limited to 18 participants to allow for meaningful connections between participants and instructors. Participants will be provided with supports for home practice and integration, including workbooks, audio recordings and peer support.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION: Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 18 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.