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Joshua Cutler, LICSW and Vania Rudolf, MD, MPH, FASAM

Communicating with Compassion: Mindfulness-Based Wellness Programs in Action

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What You'll Learn

  • Hear how a mindfulness-based wellness program is transforming the clinician culture and patient care of one hospital

  • Explore the growth and impact that is possible when compassion and gratitude are implemented at a system level, and hear advice for creating a culture of safety and wellness in your workplace

  • Learn how to reconnect to purpose and meaning in your work and how that has been shown to increase resiliency and reduce symptoms of burnout

About Joshua Cutler, LICSW

Josh Cutler is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and innovator in the mental health field. He leads a team of behavioral health specialists providing evidenced based interventions, including mindfulness, to caregivers working in the hospitals and clinics of Providence St. Joseph Health, our nation’s 3rd largest health system. He regularly facilitates workshops on wellness and burnout for healthcare providers. His experience spans transforming organizations in senior management roles, actively influencing public policy at a state and national level, and working in a range of clinical settings with individuals and families to achieve mental wellness. His current focus is on utilizing cutting edge technology to increase access to empirically supported behavioral health treatments.

About Vania Rudolf, MD, MPH, FASAM

Vania Rudolf, MD is an addiction medicine specialist with additional training in family medicine, integrative medicine and high risk obstetrics. She leads the addiction recovery services at Swedish Medical Center where she gets to enjoy practicing mindfulness and self-compassion with colleagues and patients. She is passionate about wellness and meaningful ways to cultivate kindness, connection and self care while decreasing burnout. She endeavors to practice compassionate, healing care to patients, enthusiastically trying to eliminate stigma, socio-economic disparities and social marginalization. Her clinical work has strong focus on improving and developing frameworks both locally and nationally to eliminate stigma, promote compassion, and contribute to public health efforts to improve wellness and outcomes for colleagues, patients and families.

About Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert, is a 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. As a nurse, she has worked in emergency, 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. She is trained as a Nurse Coach through The Nurse Coach Collective. To learn more about Rheanna's work, the evidenced-based signs and symptoms of moral injury and burnout, and the guided questions to establish your next steps, click here.

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  1. Regina Scudellari May 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I would love to see the photos of the gratitude wall!

  2. Ursula Naggies-Dinstl May 28, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Thenk you very much for these intersting and encouraging speeches! They helped me very much as a therapist working with suffering clients. Ursula from Vienna, Austria

  3. Jyoti Gupta May 27, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I am so grateful ??

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