About Us

The Awake Network and Mindful have partnered to create the Mindful Healthcare Summit, a 5-day FREE online event featuring 20+ leading neuroscience researchers, mindfulness experts, and dedicated medical professionals sharing practical, evidence-based tools for navigating the unique challenges of this time.

Our mission is to create a community platform of healthcare professionals exploring how mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion practices can help increase provider well-being, improve patient care, foster mindful teams, and help address racial healthcare disparities.

Whether you are a physician, nurse, EMT, administrator, hospital CEO, psychiatrist, or anyone working in medicine or on the frontlines, this event will share the latest research and best practices for introducing and integrating mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion into your work and life – for you, your patients, and the future of healthcare.

We look forward to you joining us!

The Awake Network specializes in curated online events that truly impact your life. Every year we put our energy into a few quality online conferences on topics that matter, like mindfulness for well-being, relationships, education, business, and healthcare systems. We provide free talks about living a good life, and connect you with a vast network of resources from us, our partners, and our network of teachers. Learn more about The Awake Network here.

Mindful is the most respected and trusted source of mindfulness information, advice, and instruction—and the voice of the emerging mindfulness community. Through our bimonthly print magazine, robust website, and social channels, we provide insight, information, and inspiration to help us all live more mindfully.Our media platforms, and our projects and partnerships throughout the field, fall under the auspices of the Foundation for a Mindful Society, a mission-driven non-profit dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a more compassionate society. Learn more about Mindful here.

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert | Emergency Nurse, Coach, Meditation Guide, Founder, Whole Practioner

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, NC, is an emergency nurse, coach, and meditation guide. She is the Founder of The Whole Practitioner, a coaching business designed to help medical practitioners access and transmute their underlying causes of stress. In April - May, 2020, she traveled to NY to support a Brooklyn hospital in need during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis. On the frontlines, she saw the toll that the virus ravaged on her patients' physiology, her co-workers' mental health, and on the social structures of the city itself. Previously she has worked in emergency, oncology, hospice, and Indigenous medicine, and on death row. She is trained in somatic and wilderness therapy, and is a certified auricular acupuncture specialist. She aspires to create environments where medical practitioners and students discover how their personality, values, and hidden gifts can align with their work.

Reena Kotecha, MBBS BSc Hons | Editor-in-Chief, Mindful magazine and Mindful.org, Mindfulness Teacher

Dr. Reena Kotecha is a medical physician trained at Imperial College London, UK, where she specialised in neuroscience and mental well-being research.Having spent the early part of her career in the National Health Service (NHS) as a hospital doctor Reena expanded her practice to focus on evidence-based approaches that improve employee health and well-being. She developed the ‘Mindful Medics’ programme which continues to enhance the personal and professional lives of many healthcare professionals. Alongside this Reena works in corporate education as a consultant in global organizations across both private and public sectors. Learn more about Reena and her work on her website.

Mark Bertin, MD | Developmental Pediatrician, Author, How Children Thrive and Mindful Parenting for ADHD

Mark Bertin, MD is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website.

Parneet Pal, M.B.B.S., M.S. | Physician, Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs Inc

Parneet Pal is the Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, a San Francisco-based company solving for stress, burnout, anxiety and loneliness in the workplace. A Harvard-trained physician, she focuses on the intersection of lifestyle medicine, behavior change and technology and building wiser workplaces using the science of mindfulness, resilience and compassion. A global speaker and podcaster, she loves connecting the dots between personal, social and planetary wellbeing and the future of health. Connect with Parneet on LinkedIn.

Hani Chaabo, MD | Physician, MBSR teacher, Director, Stress Reduction Clinic at Ridgecrest

Dr. Chaabo is a family medicine physician and mindfulness teacher specializing in integrative medicine. He helps people lead a life full of their fullest potential. His experience ranges from working with refugees living in camps in Lebanon, to implementing healthcare institutional wellbeing initiatives in the United States. He is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which is the most extensively studied mindfulness intervention in healthcare. He developed a mindfulness based lifestyle change program delivered in individual, online and group settings, and currently runs a stress reduction clinic in an underserved area of California. You can learn more about his work at the Stress Reduction Clinic here.

This collaborative event is made possible by the support of our extraordinary partners.