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Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Practical and Profound: Mindfulness in Healthcare

Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
The Alchemy of Empathy: Transforming Stress into Meaning at Work

Bobby Mukkamala, MD
Mindfulness as a Proactive Practice for Well-Being

Introduce yourself below!


  1. e May 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this enlightening summit. Thank you for making it available and accessible! After day 4, I am so excited to apply and utilize the tools discussed and start to be mindful and to be connected. Then the busy mind says how does one bypass a system that pushes practitioners to work like robots and pushes one to ignore that connection which is fundamental to healthy patient care. So my take away from this summit, I will start with me and be the light and the change. Being a black practitioner myself, Mrs Johnson brings an interesting perspective to this. Regardless of our race/age/orientation etc, to see one another individually, to be connected to one another, it all starts with noticing and sitting with that discomfort. Breath, listen, notice, let it marinate, then talk. This is a great start, hopefully more to come. Thank you to all who put this wonderful summit together!

  2. Nicole May 27, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I`m Nicole from Québec, Canada.I`m happy to be part of that summit. I want to learn and practice more about mindfulness.I also want to help my Grand

  3. Sifu Juan Melendez May 27, 2019 at 7:15 am - Reply

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  4. Gary Fuller MBA, MMsc, PhD May 26, 2019 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Thank you for making these events and presentations available. They are a most valuable resource.

    I am in Australia.

    Some years ago I had the opportunity to attend the Denver symposium, an event I shall always treasure.

  5. Michelle B May 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone ,
    I devoted most of my time to help peoples understand how important mindfulness is and how it benefits their life and why it is urgent to teach kids mindfulness. I hope that teachers worldwide can see how important mindfulness is for children’s life.

  6. cristina covert May 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Wow! It is so enlightening to see many people interested in this important aspect of health and wellness. I am a family physician living in Seattle, Washington, and find how this is such a vital tool for me as a clinician, and one that many patients value and can learn from. I have recently done a fellowship in Integrative Medicine which has some focus on the tools of mind-body medicine- what a valuable summit! Thank-you!

  7. risa m mandell May 26, 2019 at 4:13 am - Reply

    hi Every One, i’m risa m mandell, lcsw & play therapist working in integrated primary care – have just read & appreciated Roger Jahnke, The Healer Within useful for myself and my patients – i hope yours as well –

  8. Iresha May 25, 2019 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I am Iresha , anaesthetist from Melbourne, Australia.
    Really looking forward to this great summit, learn from the expert in the field.
    I am working on program to help trainees and use this as peri operative intervention. Still in Grass root level.

  9. Morton Saunders May 25, 2019 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Greetings. I am family physician in Akron, Ohio and I am seeking community to share mindfulness and maybe make the practice of medicine in our community, gentler.

  10. Sally Clement May 24, 2019 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner working in an university health system. John’s words resonated very deeply. There is much that is broken in our health care system. At this particular moment we face many obstacles to providing the care we aspire to. So mindfulness meditation becomes an invaluable practice enabling us to sustain ourselves, and serve our patients. I am looking forward to listening to all of the speakers. Thank you for offering this very important summit and forum.

  11. Dr Fiona McCormick May 24, 2019 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I’m Fiona from Australia. The Smiling Mind app has recently added meditations in Kriol, Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjiatjara languages of Central Australia thanks to the work of female elders in the NPY communities. This is fantastic! I work as a GP in indigenous communities and would value advice from colleagues on how to incorporate mindfulness training into our consultations. The demographic I see is dealing with generations of trauma and insitutionalised abuse, hence we often see people in crisis. Even when specific consultations are booked to discuss what is known here as “social and emotional wellbeing” (SEWB for short), I oftne find myself dealing with a crisis such as homelessness or out of control health issues. Any and all pointers gratefully recieved!

  12. Anna May 24, 2019 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Hi, I’m Anna from Germany, working as a health scientist for a meditation app. We’re aiming at bringing an easy and accessible way of learning about meditation and mindfulness to everyone interested (but maybe still in excuses not to go to an in person training :-)).
    I love to listen to so many excellent speakers in mindfulness. I cannot hear enough about it – there is just always new aspects to detect!
    Thank you so much for putting this together and letting me participate, I really appreciate it.
    Enjoy the rest of the summit and happy meditating 🙂

  13. Brenda Kenyon, LCSW May 24, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Hello from Indiana, USA. Thank you for the Mindfulness lens on Healthcare! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in End-of-Life care, I’ve been studying and using E.I., Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness with patients, family members, and the hospice staff I work with for the last decade. This is the 3rd Summit I’ve had the fortune to attend and look forward to the depth and richness of the learning. It’s a long, cool drink of water 🙂

  14. Adam Splaver May 24, 2019 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I am Dr. Adam Splaver a clinical cardiologist. Looking forward to learning more of mindfulness to help me my family and my patients

  15. Barbara Rich May 24, 2019 at 7:04 am - Reply

    As an 85 year old Jewish Buddhist Unitarian lesbian, I want to keep learning about myself and others so that when I teach meditation and Yoga, it’s the useful it can be.

    At 85, I work full time as a Special Education Advocate, helping families, school systems and students listen to each other and do what needs to be done for the students who are Learning Disabled, anxious, depressed, autistic, or have physical limitations. I am totally healthy due to 40 years as a Yoga teacher. My life is full, satisfying and precious.

    • Margot Andersen May 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      Hi. I’m a 67 Special Education Advocate who is also a yog teacher. I’m also trained I’m Jewish mindfulness and meditation.

  16. Mariela Borgarello May 24, 2019 at 6:54 am - Reply

    I am Mariela, from Argentina. I hope to learn, to share, to practice. Thanks a lot for this unique expererience.

  17. joanne holloway May 24, 2019 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Hello everyone I lead a research network in the UK and am interested in the impact of mindfulness on compassion and relationships at work

  18. sharon kelly May 24, 2019 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Hi all great offering! I’m fro new jersey and work with employees of a hospital system here as a therapist for the staff nurses and docs. Trying to always bring mindfulness anywhere I can! Thanks for this gathering of all.this knowledge

  19. Charmaine Weerakkody May 24, 2019 at 2:02 am - Reply

    It was great listening to John as always. In the mid 70’s as a young nursing student, I remember clearly preparing my mind to give my total attention to my patient before I entered their space and giving up the experience and thoughts in my mind so I could pay total attention to the person waiting to receive their nursing care. I also brought to mind that this patient may be anxious, worried, in pain, or in any other frame of mind and suffering and prepared to stay calm and compassionate. These days part of my work includes training care givers. I include mindful caring into the training. I believe it is the most important part to the start of care giving to what ever level of care, nursing, medical practice or other medical support you are preparing to give. I am very happy to hear John talk about this subject. In my case this awareness came from the practice of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Wishing John and everyone participating abundance of mindful living.

  20. Sarah Temple May 24, 2019 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Hello – I am a family doctor (GP) in England and run trauma informed training programmes in Mindful Emotion Coaching in Somerset and Essex.

  21. Mihai May 24, 2019 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Hi ! I am a yoga teacher and interested in discovering what medical science contributes to the field of mindfulness and well being.

  22. Joseph Kohn MD May 23, 2019 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    We Are One, Inc. – – WAO
    Joseph Kohn MD, Founder

  23. Denise May 23, 2019 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Hello, I am a Nurse Manager and Educator planning a Mindfulness Based educational retreat for employees.

  24. Carina Hopen May 23, 2019 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I’m a family medicine physician, wellness coach, artist, and self-care blogger. I look forward to learning mindful techniques that I can share with my family, friends, and healthcare community so that we can all live well.

  25. Catherine Vaughan May 23, 2019 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m an advocate for kindness, mindful kindness. Thank you for presenting this summit. As kindness supports mindful healthcare, I invite you to visit the website for a set of intentions designed to cultivate kindness, mindful kindness.

    We can harness the power of kindness and the power of intention to cultivate kindness and create a culture of kindness. We can develop an internal Kindness Alert system to manage our Threat Alert System that arises from the brain’s negativity bias. KiTE: Kindness Training and Education LLC is in its infancy as an experiment for advancing kindness. If you experiment with these intentions, please let me know what’s most helpful to you. Thanks.

  26. Janice Chow May 23, 2019 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone, I am so happy to join this summit. I am a dietitian nutritionist that works with people who seek for mind-body wellness and combat chronic health issues such as diabetes and GI disorders. I have my own private practice and am currently based in Chicago and Boston. Looking forward to learning from all the experts and further polish my skills as a provider.

    • jamie May 24, 2019 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Hi Janice I am an LCSW ( social worker) in Chicago and wonder if I could correspond with you on two platforms… One am at a critical juncture in my life having just been DX w Prediatebetes … leading me to the potential of being interested in a CAREER change. two Would you be willing to tell me more about your services as a potential client ( needing info / nutritionist for my own health) and inform me further as well about the direction of Schooling needed to become a dietitian etc. Jamie Thanks! 🙂

  27. John Mosedale May 23, 2019 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Hello all. This is John. I’m a Minneapolis-based clinical social work. I’m glad to be sharing in this conference format. I practice mindfulness most informed by a week long MBSR encounter facilitated by Saki Santorelli and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Jon and Daniel Siegel also shared a discussion of mindfulness practice for those working in care professions.

  28. Marie Holowaychuk May 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am a veterinarian from Canada and a passionate advocate for wellbeing in the veterinary profession. While not human healthcare, as animal care providers we struggle with some of the same things that human healthcare providers do. I have completed an MBSR program for professionals and am also a certified meditation teacher. I practice meditation regularly and have found a big difference in my personal and professional life as a result. I am eager to watch these presentations and learn from these incredible experts in this important field. Thank you!

  29. Kitty Farmer May 23, 2019 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    In reading through the comments by audience participants, my heart is singing by how many caring people there are all over the world.

    With so much darkness in the news these days, I find those comments helpful. I am very excited to listen to the presenters from the mountains of Costa Rica.

  30. Sandi Schilling May 23, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m a Paediatric Respiratory CNC from Australia and I’m looking forward to learning new techniques and skills to apply in both my personal and professional life.

  31. John Charles May 23, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Hello Everyone, What a delightful event!

    My name is John Charles. I’m an Emergency Physician and also spent about 15 years as a hospital Chief Medical Officer. I love teaching MBSR programs having received my teacher training from the Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute at UCSD.

    I’m excited about this conference since educating my physician colleagues is a daunting task. There’s bound to be some great stuff here.

    MY GRATITUDE goes out to those whose hard work and inspiration have made this possible.

  32. Greg Shay May 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Pediatrician from California. I mostly work with refugees now. Mindfulness techniques would be great for refugees since they are under so much stress.

  33. lilita engelmann May 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Hi! I’m lilita Engelmann from Buenos Aires Argentina. I’m teaching mindfulness and practicing from many years ago. Also teaching mindfulness at schools. I follow mind & life institute from many years ago. Delighted to join this summit, thank you very much for this opportunity.

  34. Clara Cabrera May 23, 2019 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    As an internist in the front line, I find that if we introduce mindfulness into our daily practice, our patients are more likely to not only improve their chronic issues, but their mental health. I look forward to obtaining more tools for this goal.

  35. steve May 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    I’m here from Japan and hope to practice and share the skills offered here with my friends and colleagues in medicine.

  36. Stephanie Riley May 23, 2019 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am so excited about these next few days! Thank you for this opportunity. I am an occupational therapy assistant working in a pediatric hospital in Ohio, additionally have recently returned to school in pursuit of my masters degree in the field. I am dedicated to a family and patient centered approach to care. I am especially interested in addressing functional concerns at the core of the issue and supporting the whole family unit to produce sustainable outcomes. Mindfulness is a large piece of my direct approach, but additionally a large piece of my intervention as well. I am excited for the possibility of growth and what this opportunity is going to do to the health care world. Thank you again!!

  37. Wendy Miller May 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I am the Assistant Director of Nursing in a LTCF in upstate NY. Nursing staff are in short supply and residents are more complex. I am looking forward to learning techniques I can teach staff members to use quickly and effectively to combat job burnout or caregiver fatigue.

  38. Eydis May 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to learning more about mindfulness

  39. Marina Dimopulos May 23, 2019 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am an ophtalmologist, MD, from Argentina. Mindfulness has changed my personal lífe, also I’ve been introducing it to my daughter who is being treated for leukemia and I am very interested in learning further from this summit. Thank you for giving us this wonderful chance

    • Selen Ozbek May 23, 2019 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Hi there! I’m a psychologist using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, very much looking forward to learning more about mindfulness from the experts. Lots of love from Bristol, UK 🙂

  40. Hülya Uzunoğlu May 23, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Everyone! Best regards from İstanbul. I’m a psychological counsellor at a public school. I hope I get new techniques ,which I can use personal and professional life , from this summit.

  41. Olivier De Lathouwer May 23, 2019 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Hi everybody ! I’m a belgian oncoplastic surgeon offering MBSR courses in general setting and oncological setting. I’m extremely interested in promoting Mindfulness in the medical population … Mindfulness changed my personal and professional life in such a deep way … I’m so happy to attend the summit 😉 ! Thank You so much for organizing it with such a great faculty ! Much Metta 🙂 !

  42. Nanette Magnani May 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    How do I access the presenters?

  43. Becky Price May 23, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I am an Oncology nurse in Washington State looking for ways to use mindfulness in my own life/practice. I’m also looking for ways to help my patients with anxiety and sleep issues using non-pharmacological techniques. Fingers crossed- maybe I can also find tools to help my children sleep better!

  44. Sharon May 23, 2019 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    I am A Psychiatric Nurse on an in pt unit I am looking to enhance my stress management skills for myself

  45. Saul Rosenberg,PhD May 23, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I’m a psychologist and researcher interested in rx of substance use disorders

  46. Melissa Johnson May 23, 2019 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I’m a Person-Centered Counsellor in Genoa, Italy, using mindfulness and metaphor-based dialogue with hospital staff and patients in cancer, psychiatric and hemodialysis treatment units. This summit is close to my heart

  47. Maria Cortés May 23, 2019 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Hello, I am from Portugal and I am very greatful to be able to attend this summit. I want to learn the best way to use mindfulness techniques with my teenagers students

  48. Mariana Magnus Smith May 23, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Hello to all! I’m a Brazilian doctor who lived in Montreal and currently living in Geneva. Currently working in a research setting offering mindfulness to teenagers. Excited about this summit and really grateful to read all the comments. It’s nice to see so many people, in so many different places and settings, working with mindfulness meditation. Great summit to all of us!

  49. Annette Marche May 23, 2019 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone, I am looking forward to learning more about mindfulness in the context of health care. I am a long time practitioner, meditation teacher and am currently taking mindfulness meditation teacher training with Brenda Feuerstein here in Canada. I just finished reading David Trelevan’s book entitled Trauma- Sensitive Mindfulness. A must read for anyone offering mindfulness as a therapeutic tool.

  50. Sandra Nunez May 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I’m from Colombia, looking forward to learning useful techniques to apply in my personal and professional life.

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