There is evidence that mindfulness strategies have been shown to reduce stress and burnout while increasing job satisfaction and performance. Many physicians are looking for structured wellness programs to proactively address burnout, build personal resilience and achieve better work-life balance.
This fall, Doctors Nova Scotia and the Professional Support Program will present a CPD-accredited workshop entitled “Physician, Heal Thyself: An evidence-based approach to surviving and thriving in the chaotic world of medicine.”
The workshop will be delivered on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Doctors Nova Scotia. Each weekly session will explore a different aspect of individual wellness, including essentials of overall health, preventative health strategies (including mindfulness), obstacles to health and well-being, building resilience and creating a personal wellness plan.
Developed by Joe Litven, PhD, and a physician advisory committee, this program specifically addresses the needs of doctors and the challenges they face on a daily basis.
All physicians are welcome to attend the workshop. Pre-registration ($50) is required. If the first session is deemed a success, the association hopes to expand the program to other communities in the province.