Web Resources

This is a compilation of websites and videos relating to wellness. The links to the articles are web-based and range from sources such as the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and Huffington Post. Similarly, the video links have been culled from a variety of sites such as TED Talks and YouTube. The websites are stand-alone resources that provide services such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training and information about litigation stress.

WEBSITES

American College of Emergency Physicians Wellness Section and Resources.

All NYC EM Resident Wellness. From the website: “Mental Health is an important facet of resident wellness. We hope to bring increased awareness to this subject through ALLNYCEM.  NYC has a wide array of resources available free of cost. As well we have listed the various resources available at our respective training programs.”

Palouse Mindfulness: Stress Reduction and Wellness. Free online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (FREE). From the website: “This self-guided course begins with an Introduction designed to give you a sense of mindfulness and an idea of how this course is structured. For each of the eight weeks, videos, readings and practices help you build a base of both knowledge and experience.MBSR “At a Glance” provides a brief outline of the MBSR course. All of what you will need is accessible through this web site, and whether or not you actually take yourself through the course, the wealth of material here, including videos and writings by the teachers mentioned above and others is freely available to you.”

Center for Mindfulness. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course. Originally developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center to help patients struggling with mood disorders, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR) techniques have since been widely used and modified for a variety of different learners and situations. The original course consists of eight, three-hour sessions once a week and one all day class. The UMass program offers both in-person one-day, eight-week, and online MBSR training courses.

Insight Meditation SocietyFrom the website: “IMS is one of the Western world’s oldest and most-respected meditation retreat centers. We are dedicated to providing a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. Our experienced teachers offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the Buddha’s teachings, these practices are universal. They help to develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise to greater peace and happiness in the world. Our two adjacent retreat facilities – the Retreat Center and the Forest Refuge – are set on some 240 secluded wooded acres in the quiet countryside of central Massachusetts.”

Physician Litigation Stress Resource Center. The Physician Litigation Stress Resource Center is a central clearinghouse and resource for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are interested in the stress associated with medical malpractice litigation and in the changing climate of malpractice litigation. This site provides lists of articles and books in the medical and popular literature as well as lists of links to other sites that may offer support to physicians.

Center for Personal and Professional Well-Being. The Center for Professional Well-Being offers workshops and seminars, as well as individual assessments and telephone consultations.

VIDEOS

Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work. TED Talks. May 2010.

  • TED synopsis: “Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day, balanced between family time, personal time, and productivity–and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.”

Dan Harris’ Panic Attack (and Discovery of Meditation). Big Think.

How Mindful Training Prevents Doctor Burnout. Huffpost Live. October 17, 2013.

  • Huffpost synopsis: “Huffpost’s Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of our ongoing series we take a look at doctor burnout and how doctors can use mindfulness to prevent it.”

Matthieu Ricard: The Habits of Happiness. TED Talks. February 2004.

  • TED synopsis: “What is happiness and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.”

Anderson Cooper on Mindfulness. 60 Minutes. December 14 2014.

  • 60 Minutes synopsis: “Anderson Cooper reports on what it’s like to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-aware scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions.”

Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode with Meditation. YouTube. August 19, 2014

  • YouTube synopsis: “Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on to mediation after a live, on-air panic attack. His latest book is 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story.”

Andy Puddicombe: All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes. TED Talks. November 2012.

  • TED synopsis: “When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking, or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)”

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