Urgent Mindfulness Practices in Times of Increased Stress
by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
Join Dr. Bays as she guides you through meditation practices to help “restore yourself to being centered, clear-minded, and compassionate.” The short practices below invite you into a place of compassionate self-care during these stressful times at work, home, or anytime you feel the need for a dose of mindful medicine.
Introduction: Mindful Medicine Practices for Self-Care
Brief Body Scan
Breathing in Peace, Breathing Out Love
The Five-Seven-Eight Breath
Loving Hands Practice
Grounding as You Walk
Offerings for Cultivating Ease
Actively Practicing Gratitude by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
Breathing Together by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
Loving Hands by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
Eye of an Eagle Guided Meditation by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
Three-Minute Breathing Space for Healthcare Providers by Laura Martin, LCSW
Self-Compassion and Breath Awareness Practices by Denise Gour, LCSW
Honoring Our Healthcare Workers
Choir of Women Physicians Sings RISE AGAIN
Grace in a Pandemic, Interview with Wendy Lau, MD
Mindfulness Medicine Non-Profit Helps Medical Professionals
Providence inScope: Avoiding Burnout with Mindfulness
Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland: Mindfulness techniques help providers in both professional and personal lives (see page 4)
Teaching Doctors to Be Mindful
How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors
Easing Doctor Burnout With Mindfulness
In Mindfulness, a Method to Sharpen Focus and Open Minds
The Power of Concentration
Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention
Mindful Eating as Food for Thought
O.K., Google, Take a Deep Breath
How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores
Medical Journal Articles
Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians . JAMA 2009. JAMA. 2009;302(12):1284-1293. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1384.
Intervention to Promote Physician Well-being, Job Satisfaction, and ProfessionalismA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 2014. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):527-533
Abbreviated Mindfulness Intervention for Job Satisfaction, Quality of Life, and Compassion in Primary Care Clinicians: A Pilot Study. Annals of Family Medicine 2013.
Physician burnout: a potential threat to successful health care reform. JAMA 2011.
Cultivating mindfulness in health care professionals: a review of empirical studies of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
A Multicenter Study of Physician Mindfulness and Health Care Quality. Annals of Family Medicine 2013.
University of Massachusetts Center For Mindfulness
University of Wisconsin
UC San Diego
UC Los Angeles
Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism
University of Iowa
Meditation Instruction, Guided Meditations and Talks
Search Inside Yourself (Google) Resources link (talks on mindfulness)