Relax, Reclaim, & Reset

If you’re yearning for time just for you and are ready to reclaim your sense of purpose and fulfillment, join colleagues from around the country for an immersive physician-only weekend in beautiful fall New England.

Reclaim your sense of purpose and build the resilience needed to manage the demands 
this October 26-28, 2018

Residents get a 40% discount!

As the sun rises and peeks through the magnificent fall foliage, you take a leisurely stroll and notice the crunching sound of fallen leaves and branches under your feet - gone are the worries, the stress, and feelings of self-doubt that plagued you yesterday.

A bronze sculpture emerges beyond the babbling creek, you wonder at the artist's inspiration and - just like that - you forget about those unfinished charts and unread journals you left behind.

Later, after enjoying a delicious lunch and sharing with other physicians in the group, you practice meditation and gentle yoga, finally achieving peace of mind and calm.

After dark, settling into a cozy chair and plush blanket, hot tea in hand, you relish over the transformation of the last day. How you've achieved a sense of well-being you hadn't felt in years and - finally - feel as though you're in command of your life once again.

Feel Energized

Get back to being inspired, confident, and motivated. Use the power of mindfulness to develop self-compassion and rejuvenate your soul.

Become Empowered

Regain a sense of control over your career. Learn how to de-stress and develop the positive mindset that
guarantees you will flourish, no matter the demands.

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Why should you join us?

This is your chance to take a break from the demands you face and learn evidence-based strategies that will help you feel passionate about your work once again!

Take time for yourself. 
Allow nature, nourishing healthy food, a relaxing atmosphere, and community to build your reserves.

Find Clarity

... want to reclaim your sense of purpose
... want practical tools to work smarter, not harder
... don’t want boring powerpoint presentations!
... want to get started with meditating or grow your meditation practice
... long for time for yourself, time where you stop putting everyone else’s needs first
... want a supportive community of like-minded physician colleagues

This retreat is the perfect way to not only take time for yourself (finally) but feel better about work and get excited about it again. 

This weekend is for you!

The Venue

Nestled in the forests of Massachusetts hides Essex Woods – a rustic New England treasure where the stunning grounds, outdoor sculpture, and facilities are awash in insight, inspiration, and camaraderie.

Discover the beauty of fall in New England in all its majestic fall colors...

... enjoy the beautiful grounds and outdoor sculptures...

... and be in an environment where you can truly feel grounded and at home.

Enjoy the restorative power of the ocean

Delectable chef-made cuisine

... and have a relaxing and healthy dinner featuring fresh vegetable options and local proteins.

... maintain your energy with hearty wraps, salads and savory delights for lunch...

Wake up to the smell of freshly baked delights. Enjoy fresh fruit, gourmet coffee, and a chef-prepared breakfast...

Relish in healthy and delicious cuisine prepared by 
talented chefs using local and seasonal produce. 

Experience mindfulness in a guided meditation walk to the beach located less than one mile away from the enchanting grounds.  

Feel invigorated by the energy of the ocean as well as the quietude and peace it provides.

Allow the sound of the waves and the gentle caress of the wind to ground you in the present moment - and appreciate every second.

Learn the key resilience strategies not covered in training

If it is hot and sweaty yoga you are looking for, you’ve come to the wrong place…

However, if you’re ready to embrace practices that create peace and harmony, and bring joy to your body, mind, and soul - you’ve found your perfect retreat.

We utilize evidence-based strategies that are easy to learn. These practical measures can be readily implemented into your busy days.

As the weekend unfolds, you’ll discover that your body is more supple, your mind more peaceful, and your energy restored.

Let your body be nourished...

Give your mind and body receive the TLC you deserve.

Join a supportive group of like-minded physicians

Leave the sense of isolation you experience in your practice, and share your experiences with a group of physicians who understand you.

Experience the support and good-will of our community in an environment that's open-minded and judgment-free.

Develop lifelong friends.

Discard old ways of being in our evening fire circle ritual

You'll utilize the power of a group ritual to let go of things you are ready to shed, ways of being that no longer serve you, leaving you with space to step into the new life you have been longing for...

Benefits Of The Wellness Program

Combining strengths-based group coaching exercises and discussion, mindfulness, Appreciative Inquiry, and personal reflection, you'll learn how to:

Spend more time "being" as opposed to "doing"

Cure the Imposter Syndrome once and for all

Identify and shift limiting beliefs that contribute to burnout

Stay out of the vortex of negativity

Shift your patterns of reactivity

Let your body be your ally in fighting burnout

Prioritize care for yourself

Cultivate positive emotions

Develop the muscle of self-compassion - critical for building resilience

Enhance your efficiency by focusing exactly where you want to focus

Implement mindfulness exercises that don't require adding time to your day–you don't have to go somewhere and meditate for hours a day!

Ultimately, you’ll see the many ways you can have autonomy even in the setting of the many challenges of practice.

What's Included

Your Investment Covers The Entire Immersive Experience. You Simply Show Up.

All Inclusive Stay in Essex, MA

Double or single room occupancy with delicious chef-made healthy meals, all at a beautiful resort located less than a mile from the ocean. Everything is included. All you have to do is show up!

Relaxing Spa-Like Experience

Enjoy unlimited access to the center's hot tub and spa as well as complimentary massage from a licensed massage therapist.

Coaching Sessions & Meditation Exercises

Individual reflection, mindfulness meditation and breakthrough coaching exercises plus interactive sessions to help you create a vision and real world plan for when you return.

Supportive Community

Share powerful conversations with like-minded physicians who "get" you and forge lifelong friendships.


12 Weeks of Coaching

The post-retreat coaching experience allows you to integrate the tools and practices to your daily life, ensuring your success over the long haul. Valued at $699, included FREE.

8 CME Credits

This program is accredited for 8 credits through the AMA Category 1 credits,

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Your Team Of Experts

With a combined 40 years of experience in medicine, Gail and Paula are experts in resilience for physicians, backed by intensive training in mindfulness meditation. They've been in the trenches and want you to know: you are not alone.

Gail Gazelle


Gail is a master physician coach, having coached over 400 physicians. A part-time Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, she is the author of the Harvard Medical School Guide Mindfulness Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Building Your Resilient Self®: 52 tips to Move
from Burnout to Balance

A hospice physician for the past 20 years, Gail's passion is helping vulnerable individuals live at their best despite the challenges they face.

Paula Gardiner


Paula is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed a three year Clinical Research Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Faculty Development at Harvard Medical School.

Paula facilitates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness based Medical Group Visits at BMC. For the last five years, she has facilitated the Mindful Communications curriculum from Mick Krasner and Ron Epstein with faculty, residents, and medical students at BMC.

What Physicians Have To Say

"Being at the retreat helped me put things into perspective, and helped me realize that I have all the answers! I feel that I will be a more loving and present mother and wife. Gail has a calm confidence and wisdom when she speaks that kept me intently focused on the “talks” and material that she shared. And the food was amazing and nurturing!”

 – Geriatrics, Louisiana

“I believe every aspect of the retreat added value and I loved the diversity and interactive nature of all the activities. The retreat empowered me to enhance communication at work, with my spouse, children, and friends. Gail has attracted a diverse group of amazing physicians to this retreat and each one added so much value and authenticity.”

- Radiology, California

“The retreat helped me see that I’m not alone. I could express openly how I felt without judgment and with so much compassion. I am now less anxious, worried, and stressed every day with the tools I have learned. I’m more present for my husband, daughters, and extended family, and able to let go of things I can’t control.”

 – Internal Medicine, Wisconsin

“Gail has the wisdom, character and years of experience in healthcare systems that allows her to create safe space for physicians to reflect. I left the retreat feeling energized, connected and renewed. Her simultaneously gentle and strong nature was exactly what was needed to allow me to ask myself critical questions and create a sustainable self-care routine for the future. "

- Family Physician | Medical Ethicist, Washington State

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Your Investment

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Copyright 2018 Dr. Gail Gazelle

Want To Know More?

If you still have lingering questions or simply want to know more, you can send us a message or schedule a phone call with Gail herself!


Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation made up to August 15th, 2018 will be refunded in full. Cancellations made between August 16 and September 15, 2018, will be refunded 25% of the total fee. Cancellations made between September 16 and October 15, 2018 will be refunded 50% of the total fee. Cancellations after October 15 or no-shows will result in a total loss of funds.  We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do your money will be refunded in full). If you wish to cancel your reservation, it must be done in writing via email and the cancellation will be effective as of the date we receive it.

If you... 

Practice gentle morning yoga led by expert yoga teacher, Paula Gardiner, MD...

... unwind with a complimentary massage by an expert massage therapist...

... and luxuriate in the hot tub and sauna.

You'll be joining a group of less than 15 physicians - space is limited so claim now your spot now Save $500

Price includes post-retreat 12-week resilience program ($699 value.)

  Residents get 40% off--use Coupon code               RESIDENT40 at checkout

Shared room: $1,995.00     $2,495.00

   Private room: $2,095.00     $2,595.00