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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.

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