Mindful Morsels: Science of Mindful Compassion

Presented by Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, PhD

The Mindful Morsels series is set to continue February 21st at 12 pm in HSC North 1909. 

Are you sometimes a too hard on yourself?  Do you find it exceedingly challenging to deal with difficult people?  The Mindfulness toolbox offers practices that help foster compassion towards oneself and others. This can make it easier to create visible changes in perspective, as a little folly or slip won’t throw you off-balance. Compassion towards others can be a positive way to mitigate some of the adverse effects of interpersonal conflict in daily living. Scientific research is showing promising benefits in both behavior and in the brain with a mindful compassion practice.

Target Audience: physicians, pharmacists, nurses, PAs, residents, students, dentists, hygienists, social workers

Series Objectives:

  • Learn a mindful compassion practice that can be applied to self and others
  • Understand the science showing how self-compassion can benefit health and also serve as an aid towards moving away from negative habits
  • Understand how social interactions and behaviors have been shown to benefit from compassion meditation
  • Learn techniques to practice at home or on the go, such as right before a difficult social interaction
  • Acknowledge that compassion doesn’t make you a push-over, but rather allows you to skillfully deal with conflict with less emotional turmoil, and more kindness

Disclosure Statement:

The West Virginia University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME Statement:

All those in a position to control content of this program have indicated that they have no relevant interests to disclose.

For questions or additional information regarding this program, please contact Anthony Danko at Anthony.Danko@hsc.wvu.edu