The culture and practice of medicine offers unique challenges to physicians in terms of self care and wellness. This can lead to unhealthy stress, mood disorders, relationship challenges, and burnout. The Mindfulness in Medicine series of workshops and retreats are an opportunity to better understand the unique nature of our suffering and challenge. They provide an opportunity to rediscover, as a community, the tools, skills, and resources that can allow us to nurture our own healing and resilience for ourselves, our relationships and our patients.
Foundations of Theory and Practice
This 16 hours 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 physicians.
Physician Heal Thyself
Offered as a 16 hour workshop or as an 8 week (1.5 hour a week) course, Physician Heal Thyself explores the practice of mindfulness and meditation as it relates to our own wellness as physician.
Physician Meditation Retreat
Offered as a 4 day meditation retreat, this residential program offers an opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice in a group setting
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Upcoming Events › Mindfulness in Medicine
Foundations of Theory and Practice 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 which explores the theory and practice of mindfulness and meditation for physicians and for their partners. We will explore the unique challenges of medicine and learn tools of stress management, communication and self care to bring into our personal and professional lives. Objectives…Find out more »
A Retreat For Health Professionals Deepen your experience and practice of mindfulness and meditation amidst the beauty and quietude of Cortes Island Join Dr. Mark Sherman and your community on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC for this annual 5 day meditation retreat experience. This semi-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 Hollyhock. Silent sitting periods of meditation will…Find out more »