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NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER


Dear friends and colleagues:

 

This is a new newsletter from the University of Rochester’s Mindful Practice Programs. We hope you don’t mind receiving a newsletter a couple of times a year. We will keep it brief to respect everyone’s deluge of email, but also to let you know of new developments in our Mindful Practice Programs. For further information, check out our website and also our Facebook page.
 

Best regards,

Ron Epstein and Mick Krasner




MINDFUL PRACTICE ON THE ROAD AND ON THE WEB: NEW FORMAT COMBINES A 2-DAY LIVE WORKSHOP WITH FOUR WEBINARS


In response to popular demand for workshops that fit the busy schedules of practicing clinicians who wish to have an introduction to Mindful Practice but cannot make the commitment for a 4-day workshop at the Zen Center at Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY, we are offering a “hybrid” format that consists of a 2-day in-person workshop at regional locations plus four interactive webinars. Conceived as a seamless experience, they will offer an interactive and experiential introduction to mindful practice, addressing issues of attention, suffering, clinical errors, burnout and resilience, conflict, meaning in medicine and aspiration. No prior experience is required.

The first two workshops will be in:

San Diego, CA on February 4-5 , 2017
Information and Registration

Boston, MA on March 18-19, 2017  
Information and Registration




NEW TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP TO BE OFFERED IN OCTOBER, 2017


For the first time, we will be offering training October 24-28, 2017 for those wishing to teach and facilitate Mindful Practice in their own settings. Limited to 24 participants who have previously participated in Mindful Practice® programs, this workshop will offer intensive training in teaching contemplative practice, narrative approaches and appreciative inquiry, as well as the content elements of each of the Mindful Practice modules. This training will be specifically geared for those wishing to teach and adds another dimension to our previous “Advanced Workshops.”

Information and Registration


  
ATTENDING: MEDICINE, MINDFULNESS AND HUMANITY

By Ron Epstein 

 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER


Attending, is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most—safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care. In Attending, Dr. Epstein uses gripping and deeply human stories to give patients and clinicians a language to describe what they most value in health care and to outline a road map for health care to refocus on patients’ needs. Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, he  explores four aspects of mindfulness in medicine —Attention, Curiosity, Beginner’s Mind, and Presence – and demonstrates how, by looking inward, health care practitioners can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care and the resilience to be there when their patients need them. In an era when the commodification of health care has shifted doctors' focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line and clinician burnout is at an all-time high, Attending demonstrates how we can restore humanity to medicine, guides us toward better quality of care, and reminds us of what matters most.
 

 

 



LANCET EDITORIAL ON BURNOUT AND RESILIENCE


Ron Epstein and Mike Privitera recently published a Comment in The Lancet in response to a well-conducted literature search by Colin West and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic. A call for action on the part of health care institutions, the editorial builds on West et al’s finding that programs to attenuate burnout – often incorporating mindfulness training, stress management and community building –  must be accompanied by institutional changes that reduce the burdens of care on clinicians – from having a say in workflows to fixing ineffective electronic technology and addressing the explosion in mandates for meaningless documentation.
 

 



RESOURCES FOR TEACHING MINDFULNESS: AN INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK


Donald McCown, Diane K. Reibel, and Marc S. Micozzi (Editors) This resource book includes a chapter on Mindful Practice by Mick Krasner.
This master-class-in-a-book is designed to guide teachers of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) in continuing to develop more competence while raising global standards of practice and pedagogy. Starting with the central yet elusive concept of stewardship, it then expands upon the core components of MBI pedagogy. A series of reflective essays by MBI teachers from around the world highlights differences and challenges in meeting participants “where they are.” 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

 




CHAPIN MILL WORKSHOPS:  MINDFUL PRACTICE: PROMOTING QUALITY OF CARE, QUALITY OF CARING AND RESILIENCE

 

Our next mindful practice workshop for physicians, educators and other health professionals will be at the Chapin Mill Retreat Center on May 3-6, 2017. This is a retreat-like workshop.  No prior experience is necessary.

Information and Registration

 



AROUND THE GLOBE: MINDFUL PRACTICE IN SWEDEN, SOUTH AFRICA, ITALY, BRAZIL, AND MORE

 

Over the past year, we have expanded Mindful Practice programs to Sweden, South Africa and Italy as well as shorter programs in various conference centers and health care institutions in the USA. Check out our website for current and future presentations and our Facebook page for images and notification of our work, as well as posts related to mindfulness in medicine, resilience and burnout.
 

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Our mailing address is:
Ronald_epstein@urmc.rochester.edu

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