Mindfulness meditation and self-awareness improve clinicians’ personal well-being, reduce burnout symptoms, improve mood and increase empathy and psychosocial skills. These patient-centered behaviors are associated with improved patient trust, appropriate prescribing, reduction in health care disparities, and lower health care costs.
To improve the health of our country, it is essential that clinicians learn to more effectively help patients change unhealthy behaviors.
Deep connection with ourself & others brings peace, meaning and joy to our lives.
As healers, it is important to show compassion for our patients, to learn how to not take on their suffering, and what to do when that happens.
The doctor-patient relationship can be profoundly authentic, empathetic and mutually satisfying.
Patient centered care is the key to effective partnerships between clinicians and patients.
Motivational Interviewing, & Appreciative Inquiry are powerful tools to help patients adhere to our recommendations and change their behaviors.
Authenticity, presence and love are keys to happiness.
As human beings and healthcare workers we often experience stress, emotional fatigue and frustration. Sometimes it is a reaction to our personal life, sometimes to a patient. Other times we are o.k., but not truly happy. We can learn how to flow through your day, our relationships and our work more relaxed, happy and effective.
While much of the physical and emotional pain in our life is unavoidable, the suffering is optional. Pain is a useful tool that comes with having a body and heart. When we really understand that our suffering comes from our mind’s reaction to pain, and deeply experience living in the moment, we suffer less. We can learn to use suffering as a prompt to examine our focus, thoughts and beliefs. Gradually, we get faster and better at reducing our suffering. It is a daily practice with profound benefit. We become happier and have more joyful experiences.
Regular practice using tools that help us let go of painful stories and quiet the mind builds happiness and inner peace.
Developing a health care worker’s capacity for non-reactive, authentic presence and compassion adds another level of caring to their healing work. It helps people relax and trust them; it offers the patient comfort that contributes to everything else a healer does for them. This personal development enriches the healthcare worker’s daily life and work.
Powerful healing exercises help us Integrate our heart, mind, and body.
The dominant paradigm emphasizes independence, materialism, and mind as identity. This has led to alienation from our inner self, our body, and from each other. It is through deep presence, embodiment, and opening our hearts that we create a new paradigm and heal the world.