Thank you all again for a  most amazing experience May 2016. Participants and facilitators alike enjoyed beginners mind, compassion, focused attention and humor. If you are interested in attending a course May 2018 please follow this link .With warmest gratitude for you all, Anamaria and Peter

 Mindful Practice: EnhancingQuality of Care,
Quality of Caring and Resilience

May 2016 we plan to bring together a team of Mindful medical teachers. Doctors skilled in coaxing the minds and hearts of health care professionals. Inspiring us to remember curiosity, kindness, stability, flexibility and resilience, while not loosing sight of our scientific stringency. Ever increasing our patient safety.  A course resting on knowledge from mindful meditation, appreciative inquiry and narrative medicine, taught through experiential learning principles .

Language: English

Where;  Join us on Sweden's scenic west coast just outside of Gothenburg, Löftadalens Folkhögskolan i Åsa. Easily accessible from Landvetter airport and Gothenburg central station or even a 2 hour train ride north of Copenhagen or a 2 hour trained south of Oslo.  Cliffs, shoreline, forrest, sauna, will all be available. Even kayaks for rent. Arrive early and leave late to fully enjoy the environment.

Dates: May 10-13 2016,  Start 1pm Tues.- ending 2 pm Fri.

Participants:  doctors from all nationalities and specialties but also midwives, nurses, psychologists, and physical therapists.  Clinically active health care professionals with or without previous experience in mediation and mindfulness. 

This course is endorsed by the Swedish Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (SFOG) and is to be found advertised for Swedish participants in their course catalog (follow link). There will be a large number of Swedish Ob/Gyn colleagues and midwives participating. The last day will include an introduction to Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting with meditation techniques engaging pain management in childbirth and  very effective for chronic disease.

We have previously given this course nationally in Swedish and in Sweden in English for Swedish and international  healthcare professionals. Mindful Practice is offered otherwise internationally in the US through Rochester University. Follow Mindful Practice link for more information about the program, research and worldwide engagement.

Please contact us for preliminary schedule, international prices, international flyers, more specific information and registration. Early registration is suggested as courses fill quickly. The teachers this May are sought after facilitators and internationally renown.

Price: Instruction and materials 8,840 SEK, excluding sales tax/ VAT  or 936 euros 10/20/2015 (American and Canadians who apply are offered a 1000 SEK rebate to offset some travel costs making their price presently 965 US dollars 14/10/ 2015) Reasonable room and board costs will be arranged in adjoining west coast swedish hostel. Watch website for more info, Typically around 3000 SEK for entire stay ( 300-400 US dollars ) Payment in full is required at time of registration. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to attend a course in the company of a colleague from another country, specialty or healthcare profession. 

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Anamaria Whitmer Jacobsson MD and Peter Jacobsson Lic. Psychologist /psychotherapist

Anamaria Whitmer Jacobsson MD and Peter Jacobsson Lic. Psychologist /psychotherapist

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.      Max Plank 

Goals of Mindful Practice Programs: 

  • To foster skills of attentive observation, critical curiosity, beginner’s mind, and presence
  • To improve recognition of error-prone situations, reduce medical errors, and improve responsiveness to errors
  • To foster caring attitudes toward patients
  • To promote professionalism and deal effectively with lapses in professionalism
  • To promote clinician resilience, health and well-being
  • To help create mindful organizations that support teamwork, mindfulness and clinician health and well-being