Chapin Mill Workshops

Chapin Mill Retreat Center
Batavia, NY

Mindful Practice:
Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience
October 23-26, 2019
April 15-18, 2020
October 21-24, 2020


A 4-day retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being.

It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience, and burnout.

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Course Directors: Ronald Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.

Information & Registration: Workshops begin Wednesday 6 p.m. and end Saturday 2:30 p.m. Lodging and meals are at the Retreat Center.

Accreditation: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Register Now for October 23-29, 2019

Registration for April 2020 opens Fall 2019
Registration for October 2020 opens Spring 2020



Mindful Practice Facilitator Training
May 5-9, 2020

A 5-day, retreat-like workshop designed to enable clinicians and medical educators deepen their skills in mindful practice and their ability to teach and develop programs in mindful practice at their home institutions. Mindful practice promotes effective, efficient and compassionate care while also improving clinicians' own resilience and well-being by building clinicians' attentiveness, situational awareness, self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring in stressful and demanding clinical situations.  The workshop helps participants define and realize their learning goals in an experiential learning environment. 

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and medical education, the program combines didactic presentations and training in conducting experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. Session themes address attention, suffering, teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.

The workshop will offer hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation.  It is designed for those who wish to advance their teaching skills and to support efforts at implementing Mindful Practice® curricula in their own settings.  Course is by application only and upon acceptance you will be directed to a registration website.  Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop is required. 

 Course Directors: Ron Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.
Sponsored by: The Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center

Location/Accommodations: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY

Details: Workshops begin Tuesday at 6 PM and end Saturday at 2:30 PM. Lodging and meals are at the Retreat Center.

Accreditation: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Apply Now for May 7-11, 2019
Application for May 2020 available Spring 2019


Other Workshops

Mindful Practice Netherlands
November 17-20, 2019
Centrum voor Mindfulness

A 4-day retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required, however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience and burnout.

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Course Directors: Drs. Ron Epstein & Mick Krasner

Contact and Registration: Centrum voor Mindfulness


 

Mindful Practice for Medical Clinicians

 

Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

2019


October 23-26: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY
October 30: Humanities Lecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
November 17-20: Mindful Practice Workshop, Netherlands

2020

April 15-18: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY
May 12-16: Mindful Practice Facilitator Training Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY
October 21-24: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY