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.
Upcoming Events › Mindfulness for Health Care Providers
***THIS RETREAT IS FULL. YOU ARE WELCOME TO CONTACT ME TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST. A NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2022 5 DAY RETREAT IN NANAIMO WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON, AS WELL AS A 10 DAY RETREAT IN JANUARY 2023.*** Deepen your experience and practice of mindfulness and meditation amidst the beauty and quietude of Salt Spring Island Join Dr. Mark Sherman and your community on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC for this 5 day meditation retreat experience. This immersive retreat…Find out more »
These times of pandemic have presented unprecedented busyness and challenge to us as health professionals. While we have risen to the challenge, we have also experienced the trauma that can arise in witnessing the suffering of so many within the container of our own physical and emotional fatigue. Retreat offers a crucial space and time to unplug from our myriad responsibilities in order to focus upon healing and refuge. During times of challenge we are called upon to adjust…Find out more »
Deepen your experience and practice of mindfulness and meditation amidst the beauty and quietude of Vancouver Island Join Dr. Mark Sherman and your community on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC for this unique 10 day meditation retreat experience. This silent retreat will teach basic and more advanced meditation skills, allowing significant practice times for formal and informal mindfulness, while immersed in the restful and picturesque sanctuary that is Bethlehem. Silent sitting periods of meditation will…Find out more »