Our healthcare industry has been delivered to the edges of its capacity by this global pandemic. The successive waves of grief, PTSD, and burnout caused by COVID have yet to be fully addressed. And yet, they’re being called to assess and update their systems while navigating new waves from new variants.
To meet this moment, healthcare professionals are being asked to tap into even deeper reserves of resilience and skill.
At Mindful, we see the synergy between mindfulness and healthcare as the key to navigating this moment. Empathy, compassion, and healing are all fortified by equanimity—that calmness, composure, and stability that allows us all to be skillful. When we imbue our healthcare systems with mindfulness, we can shift the way we view each other, the way we design our systems, the way we make decisions.
We need to rethink how we’re approaching well-being, equity, and trauma, so we can provide new levels of care for our people—inside and outside of our organizations.
This February, we’re hosting a free Healing Healthcare Summit where we’ll hold skillful space for healing, for processing, for innovating, and for making new connections.
Join a community of caring professionals looking to show up for healthcare in a meaningful way. (If you can’t make it to the live event, all summit content will be available to view for free through February 20.)
Dr. Richard Davidson is professor of psychology and psychiatry and founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain.
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Rhonda Magee is a professor of law at the University of San Francisco, a mindfulness teacher, author, and internationally-recognized leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law, and social change work.
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, a board-certified otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon), was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees in June 2017. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, he is in private practice in Flint, MI.
Sharon Salzberg a world-renowned meditation teacher and speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author. Her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World, was published in September 2020 by Flatiron Books.
The 2022 Healing Healthcare Global Mindfulness Summit is a live, interactive event taking place February 8-10, 2022. All registrants will have complete access to recorded summit content until 11:59 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 20.
FEBRUARY 8, 2022
From the latest research on the neuroscience of mindfulness, anxiety, and habit loops, to the caregiver’s experience during the pandemic, we’ll look at the causes of burnout in healthcare and offer practical tools for building capacity, individually and organizationally.
FEBRUARY 9, 2022
From exploring the science of self-compassion and learning to avoid empathic distress, to practical ways to foster resilience and develop impactful leadership, we’ll look at how to build and sustain cultures of caring and connection.
FEBRUARY 10, 2022
From mindful anti-racism work to the practice of nonviolent communication and deep listening, we’ll explore how mindfulness can help heal disparities in healthcare and health outcomes and improve health access for all.
Each day features three tracks: Head (systems and strategies), Heart (well-being and emotional landscape), and Hands (practical tips you can use). There’s also a daily mindfulness retreat track where you can meditate or practice yoga anytime. Plus, we’re featuring Humans of Healthcare, where you can listen to stories from leaders and frontline healthcare professionals.
All summit content will be available to view through February 20.
We’ve gathered together a visionary group of teachers, speakers, and panelists to create a transformative, impactful, and inclusive online event. More speakers will be announced soon!
PhD, RN, FAAN
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing.
Founder of Mindful Medics, UK National Health Service.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
New York Medical College, American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders
Founder & Vice Chair HouseWorks LLC.
Dr. Stephen Klasko is a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in our systems of healthcare and higher education. In 2020, he published UnHealthcare: A Manifesto for Health Assurance in which he and Silicon Valley’s Hemant Taneja describe a new future for healthcare focused on keeping people well.
“Looking at the whole of the design of the human experience is what’s going to be needed if we’re going to improve lives.”
Dr. Rebekah Gee is an innovative change agent, a leader in patient safety and quality, a physician, and public health policy expert. She’s the CEO of Health Care Services for Louisiana State University and served as the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health from 2016 to 2020.
“Crisis brings out two kinds of people: people who are paralyzed by it and people who are energized and want to see new worlds being built.”
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