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 Workshop: Norway
February 28-March 3, 2019
Kringler Event Center, Oslo

A 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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At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
♦Increase self-awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching.
♦Enhance clinicians’ ability to attend to patient’s needs, reduce and respond to errors, practice with greater effectiveness and compassion, and attend to their own well-being.
♦Incorporate mindful practice into clinical and educational activities at their home institutions.

Location: Kringler Event Center, Oslo

Course Directors: Drs. Ron Epstein & Mick Krasner

Sponsored By: Akershus Universitetssykehus

Contact and Registration: Oddbjorg Jonsdottir, oddbjorge@hotmail.com


Mindful Practice - Teaching in Two Minds: Being an Effective Clinician and Teacher
April 11, 2019
8am-5pm
Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon

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A workshop that will address intention, attentiveness, curiosity, and presence; the ways in which we approach difficulty, distress, and conflict; how we create and find meaning in our work; and how we express respect, regard, and compassion toward learners, each other, and ourselves.

Course Directors: Drs. Ron Epstein & Mick Krasner

Sponsored By: Northwest Permanente Medicine

Location: Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon

Contact: Diane Slamp @ Diane.R.Slamp@kp.org

Registration: REGISTER NOW


Mindful Practice Workshop - The Healers Mind
May 17-19, 2019
1440 Multiversity, Santa Cruz, California

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A combination of lecture, contemplative practices, and interactive exercises, this 2-day experiential workshop will:

-Describe how doctors and other health professionals think, feel, and sense their way through difficult situations with patients and the healthcare system
-Demonstrate five ways to achieve greater clarity, lower emotional distress, and health promoting connection in the face of difficult decisions, emotional trauma, and chaotic healthcare environments
-Explain how understanding the scientific synthesis of interpersonal neurobiology can help clinicians face, interact with, and effectively navigate complexity and stress at work
-Give understanding of the scientific synthesis of interpersonal neurobiology to help us face, interact with, and effectively navigate complexity and stress at work.

This will be an immersive workshop grounded in current scientific understandings of the mind. As physicians, we will investigate how we bring awareness and sensibility to our work, how we can flourish in turbulent times, and how, in our roles as leaders, we can change the environments in which we work and in which our patients seek healing and understanding.

Registration Open: Apply Today


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


Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

2019

February 26-March 3: Mindful Practice Workshop, Norway
April 3-6: Workshop-To be present in suffering, Madrid, Spain
April 10-12: Mindful Practice-Teaching in Two Minds, Portland OR
May 7-11: Mindful Practice Facilitator Training, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY
May 16: Humanities Lecture, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
May 17-19: Mindful Practice Workshop - The Healer's Mind, 1440 Multiversity, Santa Cruz, CA
May 22: Grand Rounds-Flourishing at Work, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
May 31-June 1: Mindful Practice 2+4 Workshop, Flint MI
June 5-7: Talk-Kayaking in Rough Waters, AAFP Conference, Phoenix, AZ
September 8-9: Mindful Communication, Compassion in Action Conference, Boston, MA
September 24-28: Mindful Engagement, AAFP FMX Conference, Philadelphia, PA
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