Talk with Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger from Mindful Heart Program

Mindfulness-Based Self-Care Strategies to Mitigate Burnout and Promote Resilience

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The following research paper is spoken about during the talk:

Self-care of Physicians Caring for Patients at the End of Life “Being Connected . . . A Key to My Survival”— Michael K. Kearney, MD Radhule B. Weininger, MD, PhD Mary L. S. Vachon, RN, PhD Richard L. Harrison, PhD Balfour M. Mount, MD

You can access a PDF copy of that paper here.

About the event

from Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger from Mindful Heart Program

Burnout has reached pandemic proportions in the caring professions and is the common endpoint of the various occupational stress syndromes. In addition to traditional self-care practices such as maintaining good professional boundaries to protect ourselves in the workplace and a good program of rest and relaxation to regenerate ourselves outside of work, there is now considerable evidence that mindfulness-based self-care practices are also effective. In this presentation, we will discuss two such practices that we find especially helpful – mindful awareness practice, and mindful nature connection practice, offer a short experiential taste of both, and have time for group discussion.

The MTAI is delighted and honoured to welcome authors and Michael Kearney MD and Radhule Weininger PhD, Founders of The Mindful Heart Programs. Join us for this (free) talk from Michael and Radhule which will be followed by some practice and discussion. 

Thursday 15th September 2022, 7pm – 8:30pm

The mission of Mindful Heart Programs is to provide a safe refuge for meditation practice, and to provide educational programs in mindfulness, compassion and nature connection to enable us to care for ourselves, others and our world by transforming suffering, building resilience and deepening our capacity for serving and training others.

Dr Michael Kearney, MD.

Michael Kearney has over 40 experience of working in palliative care. He is Medical Director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. His latest book, The Nest in The Stream: Lessons from Nature on Being with Pain (Parallax Press, 2018) offers an eco-spiritual model of self-care and resilience that combines nature connection and mindfulness meditation. He was lead author on an article published in JAMA in 2009 entitled, “Self-care of physicians working at the end-of-life.” He is the author of two other books, Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death, and Healing (3rd Edition, Mandorla Books, 2021), and A Place of Healing: Working with Nature and Soul at the End of Life (Spring Journal Books, 2009), and teaches nationally and internationally. His website is:

Radhule Weininger, PhD.

Clinical psychologist and meditation teacher, Radhule Weininger is the founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Heart Programs, as well One Dharma Sangha in Santa Barbara, California. Her book Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion, with a forward by Jack Kornfield, was published in July 2017 by Shambala Publications.

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