Mindfulness in the Health Professions
Mindfulness is being used in healthcare settings as a complement to medical treatment. It is also used to enhance therapy and improve mental health. Schools are teaching mindfulness skills to improve focus and learning, and businesses have found that mindfulness improves creativity and reduces stress. The military is using it to improve resilience and lower incidences of PTSD. And mindfulness also works as a powerful tool to lessen the effects of a stressful day at work.
In a fast-paced work environment where "continuous partial attention" results in numerous distractions, and expectations for multi-tasking drive anxiety and increase error rates, those who work in healthcare can especially appreciate the need for improved focus, less stress, and more compassion for one's self and others!
Workshops Grounded in Research
We offer mindfulness and self-compassion programs that are rooted in the groundbreaking work of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Our programs are supported by widely published research that demonstrates the effectiveness of mindfulness in reducing stress and enhancing performance both at work and in one's personal life.
In our workshops, you will learn what mindfulness is and the extensive research that supports it. You'll have the opportunity to experience mindfulness and self-compassion practices and explore ways to bring it into your work. You will also learn tools you can use to reduce the negative effects of stress in your own life.
Research shows that people who practice mindfulness on a regular basis:
- Experience less stress, anxiety, and depression
- Have improved sleep, attention, and focus
- Are better able to manage the symptoms of chronic illness
- Are less reactive and more easily respond to difficulty
- Experience more joy and contentment
- Feel more confidence and self-acceptance
In this workshop, therapists and healthcare professionals will explore:
- What mindfulness is and how it works
- The benefits of mindfulness
- The research and neuroscience that supports it
- Effective strategies to reduce stress right in the moment
- Helpful practices you can use throughout your day:
- 3-Minute Check-In Practice
- Soles of the Feet Practice
- Self-Compassion Break