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What is mindful practice medicine? Mindful Practice in Medicine
We teach health professionals the skills to be present, attentive, and curious, and to adopt a “beginner’s mind” with the goal of developing self-awareness and deep listening skills that are keys to navigating stressful and demanding situations in health care.
Why is mindfulness important for doctors? Mindfulness training for physicians has been shown to reduce burnout, improve mental health and improve empathy to patients. “Learning mindfulness may be the single most important skill you learn,” says Dr Hassed.
What is mindful health? Being mindful means paying close attention to what’s happening in the moment. Put simply, mindfulness is about being present. It means noticing what’s happening inside your mind and in your body. (Your stomach hurts when you think about doing your taxes.) And it means being aware of what’s happening around you.
Does mindfulness actually work? Mindful relaxation is an effective way to combat stress and work with fear and anxiety. When done successfully, the relaxation response increases alpha brain wave activity and lowers blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate, metabolic rate, oxygen consumption, anxiety, and produces a greater sense of wellbeing .