9:00am - Commencement of Day Two
Mindfulness and Team Building: Connecting with Others
As mindfulness practice becomes part of our lives, we become more present. We also tend to expand our awareness of others in the team and what is required for us to work together to deliver high quality healthcare. Our assessment capability and clinical judgement increases, especially in challenging situations.
- How can mindfulness be used to link teams and increase productivity?
- Expanding our awareness to include the team
- Ethical action
- Gratitude and compassion
10:30am - Morning Tea and Coffee
A Mindfulness Approach to Communication: Managing Conflict
Explore how using mindfulness can create a higher level of service delivery by enabling people to respond more appropriately to difficult and challenging situations, rather than reacting. Being aware of when we are living in a perceived reality ("the story") rather than actual reality will assist us in letting go.
- Identifying “the story” and how it “zaps” our energy
- Understanding the elements of conflict
- Using mindfulness to re-focus ourselves and others in the conflict situation
A Mindfulness Approach to Communication: Authenticity
In this session we will learn how to apply mindfulness skills for self-regulation when other people are agitated, upset or reactive. We will learn verbal assertiveness skills in order to effectively express our experiences and needs.
- How to engage and communicate authentically with others
- How to be present to the emotions of others
- Non-verbal assertiveness skills
- Verbal assertiveness skills
1:00pm - Lunch Break and Networking
Using Mindfulness as a Therapeutic Tool
We will review our beliefs about pain and suffering and explore how we can use mindfulness practices with people for whom we provide care. Includes:
- We all experience pain, but do we need to suffer?
- Re-thinking pain
- Mindfulness practices and their use in clinical practice
3:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee
Where to from here? Developing a Mindfulness Practice
In this final session, we consider personal and practice implications of what has been covered over the last two days.
- How can we manage our own emotions?
- How can we assist patients and their family/friends to deal with the range of emotional responses to their illnesses?
- How will you continue to develop your mindfulness skills?
4:00pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations