An eight week Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness program is currently being offered to McMaster medical school students as part of their self-care program. We meet for two hours each week and each session is focused on developing skills of being present and attentive. Participants are invited to learn the skills of ‘paying attention’ and awareness then translate that learning to the challenging and sometime unsettling environment of medical training.
Each session is very practical and experiential and most of the time is spent in developing skills of stress reduction and learning to bring the awareness to their day to day life. However, a short time each week is also allocated to intellectual learning of the methods and techniques and other important aspect of self-care.
If you would like to know more about the program, please do not hesitate to contact me. More information also can be requested from Undergraduate MD Program at McMaster University, Hamilton.