This course is designed with an understanding of the unique stressors faced by people working in healthcare and human services.
MBSR is an approach to personal wellbeing and professional practice, originally developed 40 years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Centre for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts. In the decades since, it has been widely adopted in many different fields, and has proven especially effective for those who practice in high stress environments. MBSR is currently incorporated into the curriculum of health care related programs as diverse as the Programs in Whole Person Care at McGill University, and also at the University of British Columbia. The MBSR course offered by the Kalein Centre, is also incorporated into the curriculum of the Kootenay-based UBC Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.
Through participation in this course you can harness your brain’s innate ability to rewire how you meet and respond to everyday challenges that could otherwise easily wear you down, and lead to burnout and illness. Through integrating MBSR approaches into your life and practice, you will be able to realize less stress, better health, and enhanced capacities to become even more available to your patients and clients.
This course is interdisciplinary, inviting professionals from across the entire range of health care disciplines to connect and collaborate outside of the patient-care context.
Dr. Devon Christie,
Dr. Christie practices medicine in Vancouver and Kaslo, BC. She is a certified MBSR Facilitator,
member of the Ontario GP Psychotherapy Association, and holds a Doctorate of Medicine from McMaster University with specialization in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
call: 250-352-3331 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org