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Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

Transforming Systems with Mindfulness

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What You'll Learn

  • Hear a case study of a mindfulness program has been implemented into every level of a healthcare system, and the effects it's had on clinicians, patients, and the surrounding community

  • Learn what organizations can do to support clinicians in starting a lasting mindfulness practice

  • Recognize the power that auto-pilot reactions have over our daily lives, and explore the STOP, ACHE, GO practice to bring yourself into the present moment and recognize change at any time during the day

About Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD is the Director of the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Medical Director for Addiction Services as well as Director of Addiction Residency Education and Mindful Mental Health Service at CHA. Dr. Schuman-Oliver is faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Data Sciences at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. As a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, he has been involved with research and clinical care of patients with addiction, mental illness, and chronic pain both in mental health and primary care settings. He is a founding member of the Mindfulness Research Collaborative and is part of the NIH Science of Behavior Change Initiative. He is principal investigator of the MINDFUL-PC project, which is leading the way in integrating mindfulness into the patient-centered medical home. He is Director of the Clinical Core for the NCCIH program project grant on synergistic approaches to chronic pain treatment. Finally, he led the development of the MySafeRx integrated technology platform and has been studying the impact of compassionate, motivational mobile recovery coaching and remote daily supervised medication dosing on medication adherence during opioid use disorder treatment. For a downloadable handout of the STOP-ACHE-GO practice click here.

To become certified as a Mindfulness in Primary Care Group Leader you can learn more about CMCs upcoming online training program here.

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. Tania Von Visger May 29, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for the work that you do. It is refreshing to learn about the successful integration of the MBSR program in the Greater Boston area. You clearly demonstrate that with time and patience, we can take this practice to all participants who may find this practice valuable.

    One thing you said really stuck with me. It was your comment about the need for diverse representation of MBSR trainers to reach people across ethnic groups, which is so important. I’m curious to know if there is a training program support for a person like myself (minority) to be trained and bring this practice to my local area.

    I am a post-doctoral fellow at University at Buffalo Primary Care Research Institute. My current research interest is to implement mindfulness practice for patients with chronic conditions for symptom management. One of my training goals is to gain competence in MBSR (basic) and continue with MBSR Trainer. As a fellow, I am limited in financial support and would appreciate your guidance. I am trained in Urban Zen Integrative Therapy intervention (which was my doctoral dissertation research). Now, I would like to be trained in MBSR.

    Thank you so much for any information,

  2. Regina May 29, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Very inspirational and practical. Thank you ❤️

    • Regina Scudellari May 29, 2019 at 9:49 am

      P.S. Thank you for the handout: I just printed it out and will be taping it to my locker door at work as a reminder to stay open and orient. Wonderful!

  3. Patricia Dellacha May 28, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Increíblemente todo conduce a sentir y trasmitir mas y mas GRATITUD!!!!!

  4. Chris Sanders May 28, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Great to reflect on the value of mindfulness in organisational and behaviour change. Thank you.

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