With Betsy VanLeit PhD OTR/L, Grove Burnett JD, Jane McGrath, MD and Lara Patriquin MD
October 16-20, 2013
Learn the art, science and practice of mindfulness meditation.
Mindfulness training has been proven to reduce physician stress and burnout and help with focus and concentration. – Journal of American Medical Association
CME CREDITS PENDING
Special Scholarship Offer: Do you need financial assistance to attend the retreat? We are dedicated to helping you attend this life changing retreat! We have a limited number of scholarships for up to 70% off the retreat. Contact us at 575-751-9613 or email Leigh Lauck at email@example.com to request a short, simple scholarship application. Deadline to apply for scholarships is August 15th!
The environment of today’s health care providers is undergoing massive change. Burnout is reaching staggering levels. Mindfulness is the practice of actively observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences in the present moment, non-judgmentally. It has been proven to reduce physician stress and burnout and help with focus and concentration. It is a practical skill that has immediate application in our lives.
This training is offered in a supportive learning environment and includes:
- A practical introduction to the practice of mindfulness meditation, with guided instruction in sitting and walking meditation.
- Facilitated dialogues exploring professional challenges facing the practicing physician.
- Guided hikes in the wilderness and mountains surrounding the ranch.
In addition, professional massage at a reasonable fee will be available during the retreat. Participants are welcomed to bring their spouse or partner
THIS RETREAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
Articles on Mindfulness for Health Care Professionals:
The New York Times
Teaching Doctors to be Mindful
By PAULINE M. CHEN, MD
Published: October 27, 2011
The New York Times
How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors
By PAULINE M. CHEN, MD
Published: October 15, 2009
Registration & Cost:
The cost of the course is $800. The fee is all-inclusive and includes meals and four nights accommodation.
Bring your spouse or partner! Cost for spouse/partner not attending the course: $550. Fee includes meals and accommodation.
Massage Therapy: Massage therapy will be available during the retreat with a Licensed Massage Therapist. The cost of massage is $10 plus $1 per minute with a minimum of 30 minutes.
Arrival and Schedule: Check-in is between 3:00-4:00 pm on Thursday. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE LATER THAN 4:00. ARRIVING LATE DELAYS THE OPENING OF THE RETREAT. The retreat will end at 10:00 am on Sunday.
Cancellations. Late cancellations are costly and mean that others cannot attend the retreat. If you cancel 45 or more days prior to your retreat we charge a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel less than 45 days before the retreat, you will be responsible for half of your retreat fees. All refund requests must be faxed to the Registrar at 575-751-4038. If you withdraw less than 10 business days before the start of your retreat, you will not receive a refund or transfer option.
Transfers. To transfer from one retreat to another, you must notify Vallecitos at least 10 business days before the original retreat. There is a $50 fee per transfer, and no more than two transfers will be accepted. Prior to the start of the retreat, you may designate another person to attend in your place; there is no fee for this.
Betsy VanLeit has been an occupational therapist and health educator for many years, with extensive experience in mental health, geriatrics and community health promotion. She has also been on faculty at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for close to 20 years where she has taught, served as director of interprofesssional education, and run training programs to prepare health professional students for practice in rural and underserved communities throughout New Mexico.
Betsy has practiced Buddhist meditation for over 30 years, trained with a number of well-known teachers and sat numerous retreats. She started teaching mindfulness to patients in healthcare settings about 10 years ago, and she has also taught mindfulness to students at the University of New Mexico and to health professionals in New Mexico.
Grove Burnett has been a renowned environmental trial lawyer for over 30 years. He is co-founder of the Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit environmental law firm with five offices in the western U.S. He is now doing environmental consulting work, nationally and internationally, focusing on global warming and the climate crisis.
Grove is co-founder and Guiding Teacher of the Vallecitos Mountain Ranch and has practiced Buddhist meditation for over 25 years, including training with internationally renowned meditation teachers Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He teaches mindfulness trainings to nonprofit organizations, businesses and lawyers and judges around the country. Grove has taught meditation retreats for the Yale Law School and the Monsanto Corporation.
Jane McGrath‘s career has focused primarily on the policy and practice of school-based healthcare for children and adolescents. She has held positions in state government — 12 years as the New Mexico School Health Officer — as well as serving nationally on the American Academy of Pediatrics School Health Committee and as president of the National Assembly on School-Based Healthcare. For 10 years she took care of middle school students in a school-based health center located in a school where 97% of students qualified for free and reduced lunch and many did not have an outside source of medical care.
Jane has worked closely with state agencies to support and expand school-based health centers in New Mexico. She has a demonstrated track record of successful development and implementation of policy and programs in school health in New Mexico and nationally.
Lara Patriquin, MD, is a meditation instructor and radiologist in Albuquerque, NM. Lara came to the practice of meditation after reading about scientific studies performed on meditators. The research demonstrated significant reductions in anxiety and depression, and an overall improvement in life satisfaction. Even more compelling, however were the effects on the neural level of the brains of people who meditated. Meditation makes fundamental changes to the structure and function of the brain through a process known as neuroplasticity. These changes account for the significant changes in outlook brought upon by the practice.
The data was so compelling she committed to helping others develop their own meditation practice through courses and CD. Lara has lectured extensively with the military, cancer survival groups, Sandia National Laboratories, the University of New Mexico and now in the private sector. Her talks focus on the scientific aspects of meditation and where science and spirituality meet. http://trainyourbrainmeditation.com/About_Us.html