MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)
Physicians are increasingly at risk for burnout and compassion fatigue. Furthermore, growing evidence points to physician wellness as having vital consequences for health-care systems and the quality of patient care.
Participating in this evidence-based 8-week program has been shown to reduce burnout, improve resilience & self-care, expand situational and self-awareness, and increase capacity for harmonious communication.
The course is highly participatory and includes guided instruction in meditation practices (including movement), group inquiry, and review of current evidence. Audio and written materials are included. It runs for 8 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the tranquil Center for Peace (Burrard and 16th) with an all-day program on June 17.