3 Things You Can Do To Help Yourself and Others

1. Express gratitude. Recognize the effort that colleagues are making to ensure patients get the best care they can, as well as make sure their families have what they need.

2. Continue to connect with others. This may be more difficult but is essential.

3. Take care of your basic needs. Even in the chaos of caring for sick patients we still need to consider self-care.

2021 Symposium Plenary Highlight

Dr. David Rakel's presentation on innovations towards a salutogenic science

Free Experiential Resources for You and Your Colleagues

Meditation & Mindfulness

Member Institution Resources

Meditation on Compassion
by Francoise Adan, MD
Length: 08:07

Haramati Opening Meditation
by Adi Haramati, PhD
Length: 05:56

Prana Mudra Meditation
by Alison Whitehead, MPH, RTY500
Length: 06:39

University of Cincinnati – UC provides a variety of MP3 meditations by Dr. Sian Cotton.

University Hospital Guided Meditations – UH provides a series of guided meditations

University of Minnesota –

4 minute Guided Belly Breathing MP3

1 minute Body Breath Integration MP3

Great White Birds (video and music)

Other Resources

Meditation Oasis - The Meditation Oasis® Podcast features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation. You can listen to it at iTunes or Google Play or by clicking on the play buttons below. Episodes are listed from the oldest to the most recent. Tap on the green button to view recent podcasts.

Mindfulness Coach - This app leads the user through steps to learn how to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness means grounding yourself in the present moment. It has been shown to be helpful for reducing stress and helping people cope with unpleasant thoughts and emotions.

Tai Chi

 7 Minute Chi- 7 Minute Chi allows you to move and meditate at the same time with simple moves from Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  You will learn to decompress and energize with moving meditation. The exercises are simple moves performed by Master Li.

Tai Chi with Tricia Yu - Tai Chi with Tricia Yu offers a YouTube Channel consisting of multiple videos and demonstrations for an overall Tai Chi experience.



NYU Langone Health Chair and Bed Yoga

Chair Yoga - Part 1

Chair Yoga - Part 2

Bed Yoga

Mindful Yoga Therapy- Yoga Nidra Resource. Free download includes a series of short breathing practices that are part of the Mindful Yoga Therapy Program and a Deep Relaxation.

Warriors at Ease- Explore meditation, breathing techniques, iRest Yoga Nidra and more yoga. This resource offers a guided iRest Yoga Nidra session, experiential breathing techniques, and yoga demonstrations.

Articles & Educational Tools

Tool Source
Expressive Arts Resources Academic Consortium Expressive Therapies SIG
Beyond Burnout: A Physician Wellness Hierarchy Designed to Prioritize Interventions at the Systems Level The American Journal of Medicine
COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress VA National Center for PTSD
Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub National Academy of Medicine
Humor, Hope and Gratitude Can Make You More Resilient University of Utah
Italians Find a Moment of Joy in this Moment of Anxiety New York Times
Making Room for Grief in the Workplace University of Utah
Mindfulness Resources  Maryanna Klatt, The Ohio State
University College of Medicine
Practice: S.T.O.P (Stop, Take a breath, Observe, Proceed) University of Utah
Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks Uniformed Services University
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Mindfulness for Clinicians Dr. John Kabat-Zinn
Repository of Well-Being Resources for Health Professionals, Students, and the Community

University of Minnesota
PIT STOP - A brief, mindful centering technique developed for medical professionals to cultivate and activate self-regulatory skills in stressful situations

Northwestern University
Understanding the body’s reaction to stress and tips for reducing stress and building resilience Georgetown University