Our healthcare industry has been delivered to the edges of its capacity by a global pandemic. The successive waves of grief, PTSD, and burnout left by COVID have yet to be fully addressed. And yet, we’re being called to assess and update our systems while navigating new challenges. To meet this moment, we need to tap into even deeper reserves of resilience and skill.
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.
Together, we can rethink how we’re approaching well-being, equity, and trauma, and provide new levels of care for our people—inside and outside of our organizations.
At the Healing Healthcare Summit you’ll experience how mindfulness can hold skillful space for learning, for processing, for innovating, for enriching your personal mindfulness practice, and for making new connections.
Dr. Richard Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Time Magazine named Davidson one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006.
Dr. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he has been a faculty member since 1984. He is the founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds.
Sharon Salzberg is a world-renowned meditation teacher and speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author of eleven books. Her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World, was published in September 2020 by Flatiron Books. Her writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post. She was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine for several years and she is a frequent contributor to Mindful magazine.
In 1974, Salzberg co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts, with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein.
PROFESSOR OF LAW
Rhonda Magee is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco (tenured since 2004), a mindfulness teacher, and an internationally-recognized leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law, and social change work. A prolific author, she draws on law and legal history to weave storytelling, poetry, analysis, and practices into inspiration for changing how we think, act, and live better together in a rapidly changing world.
Professor Magee’s first book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, was published in September 2019 by TarcherPerigee.
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.
Clinical Cardiologist; Organizational Well-Being and Resiliency Physician Executive Chair and Co-founder, Ending Physician Burnout Global Summit.
Founder & Vice Chair HouseWorks LLC.
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