Apr 2, 2020
While this episode was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic, it is all the more relevant. Meditation is an arrow we should all have in our quivers.
After over 10 years practicing Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Jill Wener knows firsthand what severe stress and burnout feel like. In the midst of her own burnout, she was introduced to Conscious Health Meditation, and it had a profound effect on her resilience and reactivity. After 2 years of coursework, Dr. Wener completed her 3-month teacher training in Rishikesh, India in April, 2016 and now teaches meditation, among other stress reduction techniques, full-time, primarily to physicians.
This is an introduction to meditation. She starts by defining meditation and then delve into the different types, and why she has chosen to teach Conscious Health Medication over the others. She is a skeptic turned believer and helps us to start heading in that direction. In addition to meditation, she also teaches tapping, similar to exposure therapy, and we briefly discuss this as well.
Dr. Wener’s 8+ years of practicing and teaching stress-reduction modalities such as meditation and tapping, combined with the teaching and mentoring skills developed during her academic medical career, her personal experience with burnout, and her intimate understanding of the healthcare system, make her uniquely suited to teach meditation and other stress-reduction techniques to healthcare professionals from all fields.
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