The nature of our work as health care providers means that we engage with and assist people who are facing their own suffering. This perspective offers many blessings and can have unique challenges as well. Unhealthy stress, over-busyness, and burnout are all too common in ourselves and in our colleagues.
Mindfulness and meditation are skills that allow us to be more present in the work that we do, nurturing a sense of empowerment, resilience, joy and compassion.
Mindfulness and Healing programs offer experiential workshops, courses and retreats for people working in the healthcare field. Nurses, social workers, physicians, mental health workers and therapists, bodyworkers and complementary and alternative care providers are all welcome to come together to learn, as a community, how to meet these challenges of our work and how to grow.
Foundations of Theory and Practice
This 16 hour experiential workshop is offered 2-3 times a year and serves as an introduction to the theory, skills and research on mindfulness and meditation. In this workshop we explore meditation and mindfulness from the perspective of our work and lives as health care providers and learn, as a community, how to nurture wellness in ourselves and in those we work with.
Meditation Retreat for health care providers
Offered as a 4 day meditation retreat, this residential program offers an opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice while exploring together the skills and understanding necessary to foster our own resilience.
For more information, please reach out to Mark through our Contact page.
Heal Thyself — A meditation retreat for health professionalsHollyhock Leadership Centre Highfield Road, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
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Learn mindfulness skills for yourself and your patients, just steps from the stunning wild beaches of Vancouver Island’s West Coast…. Join us in beautiful Tofino, BC for this Foundations workshop […]
Honouring the Sacred in Our Lives — A meditation retreat for health professionals in GuatemalaYoga Forest San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
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