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

Mantra Practice

Loving-Kindness Practice

Grounding as You Walk

Gratitude Practice

Medical Journal Articles

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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.