U.S. health care clinicians are experiencing new challenges and stressors as health care systems continue to evolve and undergo changes. The way health care is delivered, paid for, and evaluated makes clinicians more vulnerable to overwork and burnout. Practicing mindfulness can help clinicians combat stress and improve focus and clarity. This webinar is designed to help educate physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare clinicians about mindfulness skills and resources available to them to deal with professional and personal changes in the workplace, their changing clinical roles, and the potential for burnout. This is an experiential webinar offering participants first-hand practice with stress reduction strategies.
Mindfulness Training for Clinician Vitality
During this webinar, the presenters will:
- Review evidence-based mindfulness practices and how they can affect burnout
- Teach brief mindfulness and self-compassion exercises
- Provide information on existing resources and ongoing work available to clinicians to cope with stress and burnout
Denise Gour, LCSW
Certified by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Denise Gour, LCSW specializes in mindfulness approaches for treating stress, depression, anxiety, and addiction challenges. She has worked as a licensed clinical social worker since 1999.
Laura Martin, LCSW
A clinical social worker with 20 years of experience, Laura Martin, LCSW has been training in and teaching mindfulness-based modalities in mental health and healthcare professionally since 2002, starting with DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has been trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) since 2007, and is a Certified MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at
UMass Medical School. She can often be found on silent retreats with the Zen Community of Oregon. She has a golden retriever named Louis, who prefers walking meditation.