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Simple mindfulness practices to help health care professionals of all kinds reconnect with themselves and their patients, find joy, and build resilience.
Healers need healing, too—now, more than ever. Jan Chozen Bays, MD, draws on her background as both a physician and a Zen teacher to offer accessible mindfulness practices specifically designed to support health professionals of all kinds.
Mindful Medicine shares short exercises, practices, and meditations that can bring the proven benefits of mindful awareness into the busy and often chaotic lives of health professionals. Divided into four sections—connecting with yourself, connecting with your patients, rescue remedies for times of stress, and meditations—the book offers evidence-based support for many different kinds of challenges. Most of the practices are very short and fit naturally into the day, for example: wash your mind as you wash your hands; lovingkindness on the way to and from work; and noticing eye color.
The book also includes an appendix that highlights the medical research supporting the power of mindfulness.
Growing numbers of caring professionals are leaving their professions and experiencing rising rates of depression and anxiety. Mindful Medicine can help people in health care reconnect to themselves and their sense of purpose—even in challenging times.
About the Author
Jan Chozen Bays, MD, is a Zen master in the White Plum lineage of the late master Taizan Maezumi Roshi. She serves as a priest and teacher at the Jizo Mountain–Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon. She is also a pediatrician who specializes in the evaluation of children for abuse and neglect. She is the author of several books, including Mindfulness on the Go and Mindful Eating.