***THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND ME YOUR NAME TO KEEP ON OUR WAITLIST OR TO REGISTER FOR ANOTHER UPCOMING PROGRAM.
Foundations of Theory and Practice
16 Mainpro plus group learning credits
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/spouses. 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. Partners and spouses are welcome to attend all of the sessions in order to share the understanding of these challenges and to share in the development of mindfulness tools.
The objectives of this workshop include:
1)To understand the definition of mindfulness and how its formal and informal practice can reduce suffering in ourselves, in our relationships, and in our patients.
2) To understand the current clinical and neuroscientific evidence of mindfulness in relation to anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain and other common clinical conditions
3) To explore the epidemic of stress, particularly in relation to the unique challenges and opportunities of being a physician
4) To learn and practice the application of mindfulness skills such as the body scan, three minute breathing space, walking meditation and mindfulness meditation on the breath for use in personal and clinical practice
This four day workshop will take place at Long Beach Lodge Resort on the incomparable Cox Bay beach. Workshop half days will take place from 8am-12pm in order to leave plenty of time to explore the area! On site surf lessons and gear rentals; wildlife watching tours and hiking trails are just some of the recreation opportunities that await you!
A block of discounted rooms is available at Long Beach Lodge Resort. Please use the code 1809FALL18MINDFUL to receive our discounted rate.
This workshop has a 30 person limit. To register your place, please connect with Mark through our Contact page.
*Refund Policy: You will receive a refund of your tuition, minus a $100.00 processing fee, up to 30 days prior to the start of a workshop.