As change in the field of health care accelerates, the demands on health care providers have increased. We know this leads to skyrocketing rates of burnout that impact physicians, their colleagues and families, and patients.
From Burnout to Balance: Taking Back Your Life as a Provider will teach you to define the root causes of burnout and equip you with practical tools and strategies to preserve a fulfilling, balanced life.
- How to say “no”
- How to leave work at work
- How to identify – and prevent – empathy fatigue
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques
- Elements of self-care and self-compassion
- Reflective writing as a tool
- Practical options to address burnout drivers
Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. As a physician researcher, Elizabeth and her team have conducted innovative research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings which have been adopted worldwide. Elizabeth has had a daily meditation practice for more than 25 years. She has trained extensively with leaders in mindfulness programs, and began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4 years ago. She has trained with Drs. Chris Germer and Kristen Neff, to become a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion.
Elizabeth Austen is a poet, teacher and former Washington State poet laureate. Trained as a classical actor and vocal coach at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she also studied history, literature and philosophy at University College, London and earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University-Los Angeles. Elizabeth has been a visiting artist for the Anacortes, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Seattle and Sedro Woolley, Washington school districts, and for the Austin, Texas ArtSpark Festival. She has led workshops for Burning Word, Field’s End, Highline Community College, Poets in the Park, Puget Sound Writers Program and the Washington Center for the Book. She currently serves as a senior content strategist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she also provides journaling/poetry workshops for the staff.
Peter Nieman, MD has been caring for children and adolescents for nearly 30 years. Peter received his undergraduate degree at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa in 1979, and completed his residency at Alberta Children’s Hospital. In 2014 he was recognized as the Distinguished Community Pediatrician in Calgary. Peter is president of the Alberta Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has written extensively on child health, including columns in the Calgary Herald and Globe and Mail. He is also the author of Moving Forward – the Power of Consistent Choices in Everyday Life. Trained as a life coach, Peter employs three key steps of awareness, action and sustaining consistent change to help his clients bring about holistic wellness.
Thank you to Physician’s Insurance for support of this event.