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Reena Kotecha, MBBS, BSc Hons

Mindful Medics: Finding Focus and Balance

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What You'll Learn

  • Hear how mindfulness and meditation helped Dr. Kotecha improve her health and well-being after serious burnout as a practicing clinician

  • Learn how self-awareness leads to better self-care and a greater capacity to care for patients

  • Explore practices that you can do right now to bring more mindfulness and self-awareness into each day

About Reena Kotecha, MBBS, BSc Hons

Dr. Reena Kotecha qualified with a dual degree in Medicine and Neuroscience & Mental from Imperial College London. She spent the early part of her career in the National Health Service, UK, as a hospital doctor. 4 years into her clinical career, the work environment took a toll on Reena's mental health and wellbeing and she took and extended period out of practice. She began studying Ayurvedic medicine and practicing pranayama (yogic breath-work) and mindfulness meditation. With the mission of 'Healthcare starts with Self Care,' Reena set up the 'Mindful Medics' Programme, a program which enables healthcare professionals to come together in a safe setting and discuss their unique challenges whilst also encompassing tools and techniques to improve self care and wellbeing. Reena also delivers talks, workshops and courses across many sectors outside of healthcare. Learn more about Reena and her work on her website.

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. Ni-Cheng Liang May 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks so much Reena! Very helpful session.

  2. Andrea Rosas May 25, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Congrats Reena, I loved your talk! It inspired me to keep teaching awarness tecnichs to professionals who work with children with special needs . Thank you ?

  3. Raji Malayamchath May 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Thoroughly enjoyed your session.

  4. Sambayawo Nyirenda May 25, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Brilliant, humorous and inspiring, thank you Reena and Rheanna!

  5. Linda Simpson May 25, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I find the techniques & advice very interesting such as ‘ Just a Minute’ & ‘ The Breathing ladder ‘
    Its good that gratitude, self awareness, ‘velcro effect’ , compassion & so on are highlighted.
    Finally, i can relate to the idea that as healthcare professional’s ‘ we are care givers & not seen as care takers’ .
    Last week i had an asthma attack in the hospital where i work & my colleague reiterated to take my inhaler & carried on working ! I was very upset & suffering & took myself home . The patuent i had clerked & consented for a procedure , however, were very empathetic .
    Thank you for your talk

  6. Zoya Herrnsteen May 25, 2019 at 12:42 am

    This talk was so wonderful! Thank you Reena for sharing about your journey with mindfulness in medicine as well as sharing tools to use in the clinic.

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