Mindfulness for Healthcare
We recognize the many challenges faced by individuals working in today’s healthcare environment - addressing healthcare disparities, rising costs, and burdensome regulatory requirements. This is in addition to the direct caring for patients and communities facing complex and chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. Juggling these demands can, over time, lead to stress-related health conditions including burnout as well as the erosion of enthusiasm and passion for providing high quality compassionate healthcare.
While healthcare reform and its promised improvements may be a future reality, there is a way to improve care now for staff, patients and oneself in the present moment, through simple and accessible mindfulness practices.
Research on mindfulness-based training and interventions consistently demonstrates positive outcomes associated with:
- decreased levels of perceived stress and burnout
- reduction of symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and heart disease
- positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments
- enhanced attention control and emotion regulation allowing for increased mental clarity, creativity and skillful responsiveness
At the Mindfulness Center at Brown, you will receive the highest quality training based on established an emerging research. Our research team conducts and promotes rigorous research on the health effects of mindfulness-based interventions and works to disseminate and promote practices. Our teachers are certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with professional backgrounds in healthcare, public health, education, research and business and have trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners bringing mindfulness training into many healthcare organizations.
Design Your Program
We will partner with your organization to implement mindfulness-based trainings, programs and brief interventions tailored to meet your unique interests and challenges. These may include:
- Introductory Programs on the science and practice of mindfulness
- Consultation to strategically and systematically incorporate mindfulness-based training and interventions into organizational culture and service delivery
- Leadership training, including individual coaching and mentoring
- Courses and webinars delivered in person and online
- Courses are typically 4, 6 or 8-weeks with 1 – 1.5 hour sessions
- Courses designed to address specific areas including:
- Staff health, wellbeing and establishing effective health and work-related habits
- Practices for developing resiliency, improved attention control and emotional regulation
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Tailored content specific to staff discipline and role including leadership, physicians, clinicians, managers and supervisors, direct care and administrative staff
- Courses eligible for continuing education credits
To learn more, or to request a proposal, please contact:
Patti Holland, M.S., C.R.C, Assistant Director, Public Health and Medicine