4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 - 7:30
7:30 - 9:30
Opening Keynote: “The Science and Practice of Meaning, Purpose, and Connection in Health Care”
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, including Christopher Gimmler, assistant professor of medicine at Stanford and Leif Hass, Sutter Health physician and clinical instructor at UCSF. 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.
14 CEs for psychologists, social workers, counselors/MFTs, chemical dependency counselors, educators, nurses, and occupational therapists. 14 CMEs for physicians.
Apply by June 7 and pay in full by June 31 for 15% off registration fees. Payment details will be sent to accepted applicants by June 14. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after June 7. The total registration cost will depend on the types of accommodations you select, ranging from $1,450 to $2,150, including all meals, snacks, and housing for 2.5 days.