MINDFUL SERVANT LEADERSHIP MISSION
FOR NURSE LEADERS at RWJBarnabas Health

A Mindfulness-Based Servant Leadership Program to cultivate Mental and Physical Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, and Compassion

Facilitated by Dr. Home Nguyen & MindKind Institute Faculty

Program Begins October 23, 2018

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  • Are you feeling out of balance, stressed or overwhelmed by the amount of work you have?

  • Do you have a difficult time focusing on shifting priorities, and staying calm amidst uncertainty?

  • Do you want in spending less time worrying and more time serving your teams?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will find great benefit from this program.

Why Mindful Leadership is for You?

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The Healthcare space is undergoing dramatic change due to healthcare reform, advancing technology and consumer distrust, among other factors. Healthcare providers are feeling overwhelmed and overworked, and the tremendous stress has caused physicians and nurses to burnout and disengage. Unfortunately, as the health and well-being of healthcare providers suffers, so does their sense of compassion for patients.

This program provides an opportunity to explore how mindfulness and contemplative practices will help you cultivate qualities of a mindful leader to effectively lead your teams of caregivers. This includes being more focused, clear-minded, responsive, creative, and compassionate. Explore your ability to step off the “autopilot treadmill” and rediscover the inspiration that brought you to medicine. With dedication and practice, you can transform yourself and positively impact your patients.

Practicing mindful leadership will improve your mental and emotional health while optimizing your leadership presence and your ability to positively influence others.

Today every media and reputable research publication, from trade magazines like HBR and Strategy+Business to worldwide periodicals like TimeNewsweek, and the New York Times, is talking about Mindfulness. With all this information available at fingertips, you may still be wondering, how does one begin to develop one's own practice to realize the many benefits ascribed to mindfulness? 

Mindfulness can be an excellent practice to improve self-awareness and leadership ability, while also providing other benefits including increased peace of mind, less emotional reactivity, more satisfaction and greater joy. By cultivating mindfulness, you will not just become a more effective leader but a more compassionate healer. 

Dr. Home Nguyen and our team at MindKind Institute invite you to join the Mindful Leadership Mission for Nurse Leaders, a program specifically tailored for busy professionals within the medical field. You will not only grow your personal effectiveness as a leader, but also enable your team to achieve great results through collective growth. 

This course can be taken remotely and will be held via an online learning platform and through live video conferences with Dr. Home Nguyen and other experienced co-facilitators.

“I like this course because of the flexibility, the consistent structure of a daily reading, mindfulness practice, reflection, and the support of a team. I can go at my own pace. The video conference call on webcam was great because I can stay in my own place and still connect in real time with others. Brilliant!”
Max L., Atlanta, GA
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Through this course you will:

  • Learn mindfulness and compassion practices, including scientific, theoretical and practical aspects

  • Identify sources of stress and release it through mind-body awareness

  • Reduce emotional reactivity and increase space for creativity

  • Communicate more effectively with co-workers, patients and family

  • Strengthen a daily practice of mindful leadership and loving-kindness

 
“It was a very rigorous mindfulness course for me. I learned useful skills in this program. It provided me with a wonderful community to practice mindfulness together. They encouraged and helped me understand how to practice better.”
Anne K., New York City

29 Minutes A Day for 29 Days

You’ll walk away with a range of useful techniques and make a strong start to building a daily mindfulness practice – one that will help you to become more centered, present, and grounded in your day-to-day life. We estimate about 29 minutes per day for mindfulness practice and reflection, and an extra one hour per week for readings and group discussion. There are additional opportunities for developing a more rigorous practice and greater learning for those who have the time and volition to go deeper. In general, you will benefit from the training and practice in proportion to your effort.

How it works:

1. Daily Exercises and Practice

You will gain access to our private online learning platform called "Dream See Do." You will practice daily guided meditations, read articles on contemplative practice, share your reflections, and gain specific insight on the benefit of mindfulness in your work and life.  You will get helpful feedback and insight from your peers and the course facilitators.

2. Weekly Group Calls

Your cohort will meet via video calls for live discussion with MindKind’s faculty team. In these calls we will review the material and practices, answer questions, express challenges and practice mindfulness together.

3. Group Support & Buddy System

Through group calls and the online platform, you will share insights, progress and personal feedback with one another throughout the weeks. Additionally, you will be paired with a "buddy" who will hold you accountable for your practice. These components will provide encouragement and accountability between the weekly calls and foster a sense of community and shared progress. You will not be alone in this work!

“The consistent reminders to practice and the support and reflections from community members. The group calls were also very inspiring and kept me on track. “
Joseph F., Washington DC

Timeline & Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Program Starts: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • Program Ends: Tuesday November 20, 2018

  • Weekly Group Calls will be held on the same day of week for 5 consecutive weeks* 

    • October 23, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

    • October 30, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

    • November 6, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

    • November 13, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

    • November 20, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

If you accept the commitment described above and wish to participate in this program, please sign up below to register and secure your spot.

Have questions before you apply? Click here to view a brief presentation that was shared on October 10 by Dr. Home Nguyen.

Write to Vibha Chokhani (Director of Programs) at vibhchokhani@mindkindinstitute.com for any questions about the above.