Rice University - Houston, Texas
Barbara and David Gibbs
Recreation and Wellness Center
Saturday, October 29, 2011
To be authentic healers, we must first start with ourselves… An often overlooked subject is the well-being of physicians, nurses, residents and other caregivers, who in Houston alone, provide care for over 6 million patients annually. In this session, we will explore the effects of stress and burnout on physicians, review causes and early-signs, how to cope and plan for recovery; outline the Chopra Center’s Ayurvedic approach to healthy living; and review the Texas Medical Association’s efforts to organize Physician Health Programs.
- Understand the impact of stress on the physiology and on the overall quality of life.
- Recognize early-signs of burnout and gain tips on how to build resiliency.
- Broaden the concept of health, and include Self-Care as a priority.>
- Learn to build healthy lifestyles, and customize it based on your unique Dosha (mind/body), using the Chopra Center’s lifestyle program.
- Learn about recent legislative efforts by the Texas Medical Association to bring awareness to physician wellness and its impact on patient care.
Maggie is the Owner / Director of Ekam Yoga Center, voted as Houston area’s #1 Yoga studio
by The Houston Press 2010. She started ‘Operation Homefront’, a non-profit
in Chicago to help the families of deployed
soldiers and led a C.E.N. training on Negotiations
for executive women at Ernst & Young. "I believe that work provides
us the opportunity to share our innate skills and
abilities, in the service of others."
Ekam Yoga Center website