Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education department and Mindfulness Northwest are happy to continue to provide this program to enhance the health of regional healthcare professionals.
Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:
- Reduced stress and anxiety while working
- Reduced burnout
- Improved communication and relationships with patients
- Better patient outcomes
- Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
- Improved focus and creativity
- Greater job satisfaction
Designed for busy healthcare workers, Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals (MHP) offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period.
Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
- Group dialogue and small group exercises
- Daily home assignments
This course has been offered to physicians, healthcare professionals and therapists at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, The Everett Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.
Sundays, March 26 – May 7*, 2023
6 – 8:30pm PST
*No class April 9 and on retreat day
All-Day Retreat: Sunday, April 30, 9am-3pm PST
Offered Live Online. Zoom link will be sent to you by email once you register.
Choose what’s right for you on our sliding scale: $305 – $510
- Scholarships – Limited scholarships available. No need to apply; just choose scholarship tuition during registration.
- Payment Plans – No interest, 4 month payment plan option is available during registration.
See below for information on the Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) available to participants of this course.
I feel very grateful for this class. It provided the space and time to intentionally slow down, tune inward, and pay attention to my body, heart and mind. Connecting with other healthcare professionals who are also on the path of introspection and self-care felt very supportive. The work we do caring for others is deeply meaningful but can require a lot of energy. The class provided a safe container to rejuvenate, ground myself and show up in my life in a healthier, wiser way.
Beth Glosten, M.D.
Beth attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and had an academic anesthesiology career until physical issues prompted her to step back from her career. She studied pilates, and through this system embraced moving mindfully. She was drawn to meditation several years ago and found it meshed naturally with her approach to teaching movement: turn focus inward to listen to, and befriend, one’s self. From this place, growth and healing are possible.
This course is designed to benefit all kinds of healthcare professionals, including nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, and administrative staff, among others. If you think this course could be helpful for you, we encourage you to register. Spouses and partners are also welcome to join the class.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for up to 16.25 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
Category 1 CME credits are generally accepted on a 1:1 equivalency by nursing, social work, mental health counseling and other licensing authorities. Health care professionals are advised to check about equivalencies with their licensing authorities in advance.
Disclosure: No one in control of content for this educational activity has disclosed a relevant financial interest with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing products used by or on patients.
As health care workers, we are stretched a hundred different directions at the same time, then exhausted with charting and terrible at finding time for self care. I was worried I would fidget and not be able to sit still, but the resulting calm I felt was shocking. I strongly recommend every medical worker to do this course, it truly is life changing.
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