Mindfulness Can Help Reduce Burnout among Physicians

September 27, 2017 by School of Medicine Webmaster

An analysis of interventions to reduce burnout among physicians was recently published in the British medical journal The Lancet. The authors, from the Mayo Clinic, included 52 published studies in their meta-analysis, including the evaluation of the UVa Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers course. They concluded that “The most commonly studied interventions have involved mindfulness, stress management, and small group discussions, and the results suggest that these strategies can be effective approaches to reduce burnout domain scores.”

CP West, et al. Lancet 2016;388:2272–81.

Space is still available in the next UVa Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers course that begins September 26.  Please click here for more information and registration

Fall Weekend Meditation Retreat

October 27th @ 4pm & 29th @ noon
Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, 30 minutes south of Charlottesville.
A weekend retreat offers an opportunity for deepening one’s practice, with time for settling the mind, body, and heart.  In the relative silence of retreat, we are freed from much of the daily barrage of stimuli that draws attention outward. Learning to be aware of our experience from a place of quiet and deep listening allows us to see more clearly and, as insight deepens, compassion and wisdom can arise.  The retreat is for beginners and experienced practitioners alike and will include meditation instruction, talks, and meetings with teachers – Teresa Miller and Philip Davidson.

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