When our technical skills are not enough to treat, cure or save patients, we can feel incompetent, helpless and distressed. Yet ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience are in agreement that compassionate caring offers deep healing to both patient and professional, even in the most difficult circumstance.
In this program you will learn about the neuroscience of compassion, dispel the many professional myths about compassion, learn about the amazing impact on patient care and health professional wellbeing, and learn a daily practice to strengthen your compassion (including self-compassion) and loving kindness.
Hi, I’m Dr Robin Youngson, an anesthesiologist and trauma therapist
I know that you are going through. From my knowledge of the science of trauma, I am deeply worried about the emotional health of health professionals working in the COVID-19 emergency. I am seeing symptoms of overwhelm and PTSD in my colleagues and I know how harmful this can be, including by suppressing the immune system and making you more vulnerable to infection. Please join me in a simple and quick practice that can sustain and protect you by building your compassion and loving kindness. It's offered as a free service to health professionals.