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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop – June 17, 10am to 2pm, Free for active physicians



Who: Active LMS Physicians and non-member physicians, limited to 15 participants

What: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop facilitated by John Patterson, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM, Founding co-Chair of the LMS Physician Wellness Program since 2016.

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. The full curriculum is 30 hours over 8 weeks. Dr Patterson has delivered the full 8-week course 34 times in the last 10 years for UK Health and Wellness. This 4-hour class is an experiential orientation to the basic MBSR skill set with physician peer support and confidentiality.

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

When: Saturday, June 17th, 2023, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Mind Body Studio, 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503

Why: Learn techniques to reduce stress in your professional and personal lives

Special Instructions: Participates are asked to bring a sack lunch


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

Full Bio/CV




June 17, 2023 The next event is on July 7, 2023.
10:00 AM
At the Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive