Cultivating Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

About the Course
Mindfulness is an innate ability that can be developed with practice. Cultivating mindfulness skills has been shown to benefit mental and physical health including managing chronic illnesses, pain, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Using mindfulness to reduce personal reactivity in order to choose constructive ways to respond can improve communication, interpersonal relationships, and responses to conflict and trauma in personal and work settings. Building mindfulness-based, stress-reduction principles and techniques into healthcare environments can increase positivity, safety, and pleasure in work. Through completing this intermediate course, healthcare professionals (HCPs) will expand their understanding of what mindfulness is in its many forms. These include formal, structured approaches as various approaches to meditation, as well as informal, beneficial daily habits of thinking and behavior. Learners will explore the evidence base for the uses and benefits of mindfulness, and learn ways to immediately apply these practices to daily personal and professional life. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss mindfulness in terms of psychophysiological health, self-regulation, and well-being.
  • Analyze evidence-based benefits and appropriate application of mindfulness practices.
  • Explore mindfulness origins and techniques.
  • Discuss formal and informal approaches to mindfulness.
  • Choose mindfulness strategies for self-care and patient-education that enhance mood, cognition, resiliency, and coping with stress.
  • Examine ways to apply mindfulness to enhance communication, safe practice, and management of stress and conflict in healthcare environments.
About the Author
Anne Horgan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon. She is currently a mental health therapist within a small group practice in Portland, OR and a board-approved Clinical Supervisor. Ms. Horgan has 15+ years of experience including hospital/emergency room mental health services, hospital leadership, and providing therapy in individual and group settings (Partial Hospital Program). Throughout her clinical professional experience, she has worked with individuals across the spectrum including (but not limited to) depressive disorders, anxiety and panic, PTSD, postpartum mental health, self-esteem/identity conflicts, psychosis, mania, adjustment issues, parenting, substance use, relationship conflicts and loss.
Ms. Horgan earned her BA in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work. She has training through the Center through Mind Body Medicine as part of her work with clients.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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