Series Topics: How to create progress in all four energy quadrants: Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual growth. *Please note: you only need to sign up for one series.
Topic #1: Two-Faced: Self-Compassion and The Inner Critic (Angela Presenting)
We all possess an inner critic or “critical inner voice”. It’s the negative commentary whispering words of our inadequacy, fueling our doubts and fears - real or imagined. It can stifle us, stealing our hopes and dreams.
In this session, we will learn how to corral the critic by drawing upon Dr. Kristin Neff’s work on self- compassion. We will delve deeply into the three key elements self-compassion: self-kindness vs. self -judgment, common humanity vs. isolation, and mindfulness vs. over-identification. There will be teachings, tools, and practices.
Topic #2: Your Attention Please: Bringing Mindfulness into Medicine (Angela Presenting)
In this session, we will explore the benefits of cultivating a mindfulness practice. We will also look at the link between the three domains of care - the technical quality of care, qualities of caring, and clinicians’ well-being - and how practicing mindfully could affect all three.
Topic #3: Reinventing Ourselves in the Practice of Medicine (Steve Presenting)
In this session, we will explore why we went into medicine and learn how to reinvent ourselves by reclaiming our core passion and purpose. We will take an inventory of ourselves and discover our highest values and learn what it means to be proactive (values-driven) instead of reactive (emotions or tasks-driven). We will reinvent ourselves by choosing to build a life from the essential things (highest values) in our lives instead of it trying to fit our values in as an afterthought. There will be tools regarding how to set new agreements and create boundaries with ourselves and others.
Topic #4: Simplifying to One Focus: Becoming 1% Better (Steve Presenting)
In this session, we will learn from “Atomic Habits” author James Clear, who reminds us that by getting one percent better each day for one year, you will end up thirty-seven times better by the time you are done. We will discover how making tiny steps of progress, not trying to be perfect or do “it all,” amidst a busy schedule filled with taking care of patients, family, and self can lead to meaningful and lasting improvements in the long run.