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By Gail Gazelle MD, FACP, FAAHPM
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The Demystifying Physician Mindfulness Series In case this is your first time here, this 12-part series is a mini-crash course in mindfulness. Maybe you’ve tried it before. Maybe the term itself gets on your nerves. If that’s the case, I hope you’ll take a deep breath...read more
Photo by Andreas Fidler on Unsplash It’s difficult to avoid physician burnout when the demands keep increasing and it feels like the system is against you. For some, burnout becomes the norm, and it takes a big toll. In case you’re unsure, here are the three...read more
Demystifying Mindfulness In Medicine: Part 5 of 12 Demystifying Mindfulness is your mini-crash course in mindfulness. I’ve gathered 12 real-life physician issues that contribute to stress, anxiety, frustration, anger, overwork, and overwhelm, and I’ve...read more
The Demystifying Physician Mindfulness Series For many of my readers, the concept of mindfulness seems out of reach. We hear about mindfulness everywhere, but what does it mean for you? For many physicians, it can seem impractical and irrelevant. But I’ve found...read more
You’re writing in with a problem that many of my clients struggle with. You have important goals, to be the best provider and parent that you can possibly be. As physicians, we want to be the “best” at everything we do –read more
I want to emphasize two things: 1. This is something that almost every practicing physician experiences. And 2. As we continue our careers, it takes mindful effort to humanize our patients and maintain presence.read more
Today’s Demystifying Mindfulness post features a cardiologist who feels as though he’s drowning in his work and has lost the passion that once fueled his medical career. Find out how he (and you!) can utilize mindfulness to overcome those feelings towards leading a satisfying and fulfilling career. Have your own questions about mindfulness? Contact us!read more
Uncertainty can elicit a deep sense of fear and ill ease. Fear, like all emotions, has its place. We need to recognize this feeling and take time to tend to it.read more
When we feel as though our performance is suffering, we instinctively turn to our perceived weaknesses in an effort to improve. Unfortunately, doing so puts you at greater risk of physician burnout. Rather, Physician Burnout expert Dr.Gail Gazelle breaks down why Physicians should Stress Strengths rather than Strengthen Stress in order to combat Physician burnout.read more
For the first ever Mindfulness-based Physician Resilience retreat, 20 physicians came from across the US to learn during the Martin Luther King holiday in January.read more