Cultivating Presence through Mindful Self-Care by Tom Pedulla
In this talk, we will learn a variety of ways to use mindfulness to practice better self-care, both inside and outside of the clinical hour. In the process, we will discover how this effort can increase our capacity to be more fully present – with ourselves, with our patients, and with others in our lives. Through a combination of didactic material, discussion, and simple mindfulness exercises, participants will be offered some practical tools and skills they can start using right away, and even share with their patients if they choose to.
- Connection between mindfulness, self-care and therapeutic presence
- Mindfulness exercises to enhance presence
- Mindfulness exercises to practice better self-care
More information about Medical:
Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
Medicine has been around for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and
philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.