Residency can be very stressful. You are acutely aware of this. It is important that you manage stress in a healthy, adaptive manner, and have balance in your life. While there are many ways to manage stress, the practice of mindfulness is a secular, evidence based, and increasingly widespread wellness modality to achieve this. Mindfulness based programs can be found in most academic centers, universities, corporations, and in almost all walks of life. The practice of mindfulness helps us in “being” and living in the “present” or the “now.” As a physician, the practice of mindfulness can be very helpful to you personally; and just as importantly, it can be helpful to your patients, based on scientific studies showing its beneficial effects on a variety of medical and mental health disorders.
With this in mind, we offer drop-in Guided Mindfulness sessions from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in Rahn G-220. The sessions will vary and provide different types of mindfulness practice. SWP therapists trained in mindfulness will lead the sessions. We invite you to come and join us at your convenience. You can come once, twice, or as many times as you want. It is entirely up to you. An important point to keep in mind is that you have to practice mindfulness regularly to receive its benefits. The specifics are listed in the table below.
Drop-In Guided Mindfulness Sessions
When: Every Monday and Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rahn Building
Who: Any interested UAMS student, resident, fellow, faculty and staff
Attire: Come as you are
Frequency: Come as often as you want