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
These times of pandemic has 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 inwitnessing 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 and refocus…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 »