Mindfulness For Health Professionals

And Caregivers:

How The Science And Practice Of Awareness

Supports Resiliency And Well-being

A Half-Day Retreat with Auguste Fortin, M.D. and Tara Healey, M. Ed.

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

IDEAL FOR: Health Professionals.

This half-day program offered in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will teach clinical professionals restorative techniques, rooted in mindfulness and meditation, which they can begin employing immediately for the purpose of increasing their capacity to be present with their patients and in all other aspects of their lives. Participants will learn to correctly define and describe mindfulness and meditation. They will then use this understanding to inform the cultivation of practical, actionable tools directed towards better managing stress and anxiety; creating richer dialogues with patients; reducing the risk of burn-out; and achieving better work/life balance. The presenters, both of whom have expertise in instructing clinicians and other professionals in these techniques, will assist participants in identifying resources for further enhancing their knowledge around mindfulness in order to gain sustainable skills to use in daily practice.

Tuition is $125 and includes breakfast. The retreat begins Thursday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 12:00 p.m. Continuing Education Available for an additional $20. This program is eligible for Boundless Heart Fund Scholarships. Apply for a scholarship here.

  • Mental Health Professionals’ CEU’s Available through NASW- 3 hours.
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly-provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  
  • Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Contact Hours: 3.25

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Presenter Profile

Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH. Tara Healey, M. Ed.

Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH.

Auguste is Director of Psychosocial Curriculum for the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Communication Skills Education at Yale School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH). Professional interests include doctor-patient communication, the psychosocial aspects of medical care, meaning in medicine, mindfulness and professional burnout prevention. Auguste is the recipient of numerous local, regional and national teaching awards. Besides the practice and teaching of Medicine, Auguste enjoys fatherhood, singing, sailing, flying, and Zen. He lives in New Haven, CT with his wife, Oi, and their daughter, Camille.

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Tara Healey

Tara Healey is the founder and director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program. She holds an M.Ed. in Health Education and has over 20 years of experience in organizational development. She is also a longtime practitioner of mindfulness meditation and an advocate for the health benefits associated with its practice. Tara has developed a comprehensive suite of mindfulness courses at Harvard Pilgrim which have been conducted at over 150 organizations, reaching over 10,000 individuals. Additionally, Tara has spoken about mindfulness at numerous events domestic and abroad, and has contributed articles to Mindful Magazine and the Harvard Business Review blog. Tara trains and manages the growing number of instructors qualified to teach the Mind the Moment program, and oversees the e-resources and web tools available at HarvardPilgrim.org/mindfulness.

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