With occupational stresses increasing due to changes in practice, regulation and clerical burdens, provider burnout is at record and increasing numbers. Although many wellness conferences address the topic in didactic form, few actually teach clinicians skills and practices that have been shown to mitigate burnout and to enhance empathy and connection.
During this retreat, these skills will be taught and there will be ample opportunity to practice them in the serene setting of Sleeping Lady. We will focus on mindfulness, movement, and reflective practices, all of which have evidence supporting their use.
This program is designed to allow physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers or providers in training to experience evidence-based strategies to bolster resiliency. This conference will involve extensive personal participation employing small group strategies, mindfulness and narrative medicine. All individuals providing healthcare are encouraged to attend.
15 hours of CME credits are available for this retreat.
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
7375 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
A discounted rate of $150 per room is available to training attendees.* To secure your place in the room block, please visit this page and enter the following information:
Group ID: 9849
*Single, double, and triple accommodation options available.
This program is designed to allow physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers or providers in training to experience evidence-based strategies to bolster resiliency. This conference will involve extensive personal participation, employing small group strategies, mindfulness, and narrative medicine. All individuals providing healthcare are encouraged to attend.
Claudia Finkelstein MDCM, Course Chair
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Director Faculty Wellness Programs and Peer Support, University of Washington School of Medicine
Claudia Finkelstein is a general internist who has been with the University of Washington since 1997. She has been a college faculty mentor and has had the pleasure of teaching many medical students over the years. She focuses not only on the conventional medical curriculum but on resiliency, burnout and self-care as well. She considers this, as well as her service on the admissions committee, to be “stealth healthcare reform.” She has attended on the wards at Harborview Medical Center as well as working in the adult medicine clinic both in direct patient care and resident education. Currently, she is a member of the long-term care service. She began her personal journey towards mindfulness and personal resiliency in 2001 and is acutely aware of the positive impact that this has had on her patients, her family and her life in general. Since 2012 she has been the co chair of the faculty wellness community and has lead workshops and spoken extensively on the subject. She firmly believes that resilient well-adjusted physicians are much better equipped to take excellent care of their patients.
Founder, Intrinsic, Inc.
Lisa Hardmeyer Gray is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Lisa has been teaching MBSR and Mindfulness training since 2010. Her clients include: International Community Health Services Washington Physicians Health Program Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System King County Healthy Incentive Program Port of Seattle UW Center for Family and Child Well-Being
Healthcare Executive Coach & Physician Engagement Advisor
Lisa works with healthcare executives and providers to create systems that create more good days for those delivering care and those receiving it. With training in narrative medicine, neuroscience and improvisation, she strives to create meaningful, mildly interesting and practical learning experiences. Lisa teaches in several healthcare masterʼs programs and despite an apathy for athletics, she has degrees from two state schools, Michigan State University and Portland State University.
- 3:00 - 5:30Check-in and Registration
- 6:00 - 7:00Dinner
- 7:00 - 9:00Introductions, Orientation, and First Experiential Session
- 7:00 - 7:40Meditation Practice
- 7:40 - 8:30Breakfast with Mindful Eating Practice
- 8:30 - 9:15Debrief Experiential Session
- 9:45 - 12:00Reflective/Narrative Practice
- 12:00 - 2:00Lunch
- 2:00 - 5:00Movement and Communication
- 5:00 - 7:00Dinner
- 7:00 - 9:00Compassion & Lovingkindness Practice
Resort checkout at 11:00
- 7:00 - 7:40Silent Meditation
- 7:40 - 9:00Breakfast and Pack
- 9:00 - 12:00Closing Activities
- 12:00Lunch and Depart
Standard training fee: $1700
NWRPCA Member or UW employee training fee: $1500
Register 5 people or more for 10% group discount! Use promo code: 2017SpringRetreatGroup
Registration Capacity: If you are unable to register due to registration capacity having been reached, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list.
The cancellation deadline is April 21, 2017. Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine). Tuition will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable (unless there is someone on the waiting list who can fill the spot).
Education & Training Manager at NWRPCA