Mind-Body Medicine Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Mind-Body medicine intervention can be effective in reducing burnout symptoms in healthcare professionals. Read more to see how!

When Mar 16, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
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Contact Phone 919-966-8586
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Cultivating Mindfulness through Mind-Body Medicine Skills for Healthcare Professionals 

  • Sessions are 2 1/2 hours, held once a week for ten weeks, focused on experiential practice and self-reflection. 
  • Wednesdays, March 16 - May 18, 6 to 8:30 pm 

Healthcare professionals face a variety of stressful experiences on a daily basis as a result of the emotionally challenging nature of their work in conjunction with scarce time, and/or social support at work. This can lead to severe distress, burnout or physical illness, and finally to a decrease in quality of life and service provision. Empirical evidence shows that mind-body medicine intervention and others can be effective in reducing burnout symptoms, anxiety, stress and general symptoms in this population when compared to no intervention.

The Mind-Body Skills Group (MBSG) encompasses a meditative group process, and is one among a variety of programs worldwide involving Mind Body Medicine theory-based scientific evidence and practice.

The MBSG is considered an educational program designed to help people, including healthcare professionals, embrace a unique approach to health and wellness and adopt new attitudes about health and healing. In this program, group participants have the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of mind-body medicine techniques.

After registration, please contact Vera Moura, MD, MS-MBM, at 919-320-8285 or vera_moura@med.unc.edu to set up a time for a personal interview (in person or by Skype) before the beginning of the group sessions. Each group is limited to ten participants.

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