This course is offered once per year in the Spring. Registration is closed for 2017.

Healing the Heart and Mind: Mindfulness Meditation for Health Care Professionals

Offered once per year in the Spring. Registration for 2017 is closed.

This course is designed for physicians and allied healthcare professionals who want to learn how to use mindfulness meditation as a way to manage personal stress and to enrich their professional lives. 

More than ever, health care professionals find that stress has a huge impact on their patient's health, and their own. Mindfulness cultivates a stable healing presence that benefits patients and providers alike. Mindfulness meditation techniques are widely used to manage stress, and are especially effective at reducing the stresses of time pressure and excessive workload that make modern health care so difficult.

But mindfulness has much more to offer health care providers than simple stress management. The art of healing is as important as its science. Meditation techniques have been practiced for thousands of years because they cultivate presence, empathy, compassion, and connectedness in a simple and straightforward way. These experiences have a special importance for health care providers because they restore a component of healing that is often overlooked by our modern health care system. As we become more adept at dwelling in the living presence of our own experience, we begin to connect more deeply with patients, as well as co-workers and family members. Mindfulness practice provides a simple and practical way to recapture the calling of healing. A total of 24 optional CE Credits are available for nurses, psychologists and social workers.

HealthForumOnline is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HealthForumOnline maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors allows APA-approved programs to be used as CE credits for these professionals.

This program is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, a pre-approved provider of continuing education credits for Pennsylvania licensed Social Workers. Participants who attend the entire program will receive (24) PA Social Work Continuing Education Units. Social Workers from states other than Pennsylvania should contact their licensing board to determine whether CEU’s granted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice are accepted for licensure renewal.

Penn Medicine Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

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