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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop – October 21, 2023, 1pm to 5pm, Free for active & retired physicians and residents


Mindfulness provides physicians with a portable toolkit of practical skills for self-care, patient care and caring.  Mindfulness enhances mental focus and clarity despite the pressure of medical practice. It helps physicians listen more carefully and compassionately to patients and approach problems in a fresh, open-minded way. It can help counteract the worrying, perfectionism and self-judgment that are so common among doctors. Mindfulness can prevent or reverse burnout and improve well-being. For over 40 years, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has been the worldwide “gold standard” to which other mindfulness courses are compared.  This 4-hour workshop is an experiential orientation to the basic MBSR skill set with physician peer support and confidentiality.

Special Instructions: Casual, loose-fitting clothing will permit gentle movement practices. Please bring a sack lunch for mindful eating.


John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP, ABIHM
Instructor since 2013, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
UK Health and Wellness

Adjunct Faculty since 2014, teaching Mindfulness, Meditation and Health
Saybrook College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences
Pasadena, CA

Senior Faculty since 2000- Mind Body Skills Groups
Center for Mind Body Medicine
Washington, DC

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October 21, 2023 The next event is on November 3, 2023.
1:00 PM
At the Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive