4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00
7:00 - 8:30
Opening Keynote by Dacher Keltner and Eve Ekman: The Crisis in Health Care, the Value of Meaning, Prosocial Behaviors, and Compassion
8:30 - 9:00
Applied Mindfulness and Reflection on Meaning
This two-and-a-half day intensive training institute will provide health professionals with research-informed strategies to enhance purpose and manage emotional distress in their personal and occupational lives. You’ll come away with concrete, research-based tools you can implement—individually or in teams—to help you build your own resilience and better support and connect with your patients, clients, and colleagues.
The institute will be led by Eve Ekman, Ph.D., Director of Training at the Greater Good Science Center, along with leaders in the health care field. The faculty of the institute will deliver presentations about the latest research, lead small group discussions exploring the implications and applications of that science, guide research-based activities for fostering social and emotional well-being, and provide in-depth instructions for mindfulness and meditation practices.
The institute will be organized around three main pillars of learning across the three days:
Day One: The Meaning and Purpose of Work in Health Care
Day Two: Building Personal Resilience: Mindfulness, Emotion Awareness, Self- Compassion
Day Three: Strengthening Connection and Communication: Empathy, Compassion, and Gratitude
As an attendee, you will experience:
- Presentations by leading experts on the cutting edge science of burnout causes, prevention, and triage.
- Research-based small group activities that will foster positive emotions such as gratitude and compassion.
- Guided practices of mindfulness and compassion, tailored by experienced facilitators for busy healthcare settings.
- An experience of silent reflection and meditation in evenings and mornings.
- The chance to practice new skills with case examples in small groups.
- The acquisition of ready-to-share practices to use with colleagues, patients, and trainees.
The training will take place in a tranquil and naturally beautiful setting to encourage reflection and revitalization, supporting in-depth practices of mindfulness and compassion. An underlying goal is to inspire you to become an ambassador of meaning, purpose, compassion, and positive connection at work. This training is appropriate for those with no prior personal experience in these skills as well as for those looking to deepen their understanding and range of science-based activities for themselves and to share with patients, colleagues, and trainees.
CE/CME information coming soon. (Please note for reference that our previous Institute for Health Professionals was approved for 14 CE/CME credit hours.)