Mindfulness for Doctors
Dr Maura Kenny, Psychiatrist and Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression is presenting this 6-week course for specialists and GPs.
Tight deadlines, busy days, complex patient needs, and little down time all increase the probability of experiencing our work as stressful and overwhelming. Mindful self-care strategies can increase our capacity to manage stress better, respond more adaptively to work pressures and improve wellbeing.
This is an evidence-based approach which has demonstrated beneficial effects for health professionals and for the patients under their care. (Grepmair et al, 2007; Annelrving et al, 2009).
Dates: Thursdays, 5th March – 9th April 2020 (*except 19/3, change to Wednesday 18th March)
Time: 6.00 – 7.15 pm
Venue: SA Branch Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), 2/233-235 Greenhill Road, Dulwich (parking at side & rear of building)
Cost includes course booklet and guided meditations. CPD certificates are available at the end of the course on request.
Course facilitator: Dr Maura KennyDownload flyer here with full workshop details.
Course design by Dr Maura Kenny, MBChB, MRCPsych, FRANZCP
Dr Maura Kenny is a Psychiatrist and Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression, CALHN. She is also an Associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, UK. She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy in the areas of Stress, Mood and Anxiety disorders, and has used these approaches in clinical, organisational and workplace settings. She has extensive experience of providing mindfulness courses to doctors and other health professionals. This 6 week course has now been taken up in health settings interstate and overseas with outcome data showing reductions in stress and increases in self-compassion.