I offer workshops and lectures for physicians in practice and in training, and other healthcare professionals.
RESIDENT WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
The goal of these workshops is to support well-being while strengthening connection and community.
Each topic is related back to personal values and a variety of exercises and activities are utilized to maximize engagement, inclusion and impact. Workshops can be adapted to the specific needs and interests of the group, can include single or multiple topics, and range in time from 1-4 hours. General concepts of self care and self compassion and woven throughout each topic.
Workshops can be adapted to the specific needs of the audience. Prior workshops have included:
STRESS MANAGEMENT. This is a large topic with many options offered. We review a number of different tools to manage stress “on the go” from metacognition to a focus on physical sensations to MBSR (mind body stress reduction). We can incorporate time management skills aligned with values. We also talk about the nature of thought, how our attachment to our own thinking creates the reality of our experience, and how to detach from our thoughts. For physicians, we discuss the stressors of medical practice and training with empathy and support and resiliency. Depending on time, we will practice different skills during the session.
FOOD AND MOVEMENT.How to eat well (or at least better) and move your body while living a busy life. Basic lifestyle medicine is included as well as coaching exercises to connect with values, and support behavior change. The most positive feedback usually comes from the recipes and meal planning tips portion as well as the group discussion and brainstorming session. Depending on the group size, samples of easy and quick healthy breakfast foods or snacks may be shared.
FINANCE. This is a workshop to uncover underlying beliefs/expectations and personal values around money to support making conscious and empowered decisions. For physicians, we review some facts about physician wealth from the Medscape survey and discuss why physicians are amongst the highest earners yet do not have the best financial portfolios. For residents and medical students, a brainstorming group exercise is included to share educational resources for loan repayment and financial literacy as well and budgeting and saving, We also review James Dahle's recommendations for residency and first year out from “The White Coat Investor”.
COMMUNICATION. We practice skills in reflective listening and communication. I often show a TED talk incorporating one of the other topics to serve as a catalyst for discussion.
OTHER TOPICS: Handling negative emotions, human error in medicine, behavior change, time management and understanding personality types.
GRAND ROUNDS AND LECTURES
PHYSICIAN WELL BEING
BURN OUT PREVENTION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
BALANCE: WORK, RELATIONSHIPS AND SELF
STRESS MANAGEMENT: QUICK AND EASY TECHNIQUES
LIVING WITH INTENTION: A PRIMER FOR PHYSICIANS
Prior talks have included: Lifestyle Medicine, The Blue Zones, Finding Your Internal Valium Switch, and Self Care for Busy People.