Meditation in Medicine

As healthcare professionals, we have enough stress in our lives without having to worry about taking on a meditation practice. Right? (And besides, isn’t meditation just for ‘other’ types of people?)

Let’s think of it another way.

Imagine you are drowning in a rapidly rising river. The cause of the flooding is a hole in the dam. The dam has been in need of significant repair for a long time, and it finally broke. Someone offers you a life raft. Do you accept, and avoid drowning? Or do you stay put, intent on waiting for someone to come fix the dam so that the river stops flooding?

Is it you or is it the broken healthcare system?

The healthcare system is broken. That much we can all agree on. But exactly what needs to be fixed, and how can we fix it? How can we expect tired, stressed clinicians in survival mode to come up with creative, outside-the-box solutions to the problems we face?

And in the meantime, how do we, as healthcare providers, not just survive, but thrive?

Conscious Health Meditation is your life raft.
It isn’t just an excuse for ‘the system’ to get away with piling more work on providers. Even in the most perfect system, taking care of sick people is inherently stressful! We face constant uncertainty, we make life or death decisions, we have to break bad news to patients and their families, and we see patients and families at their worst.

As a physician who is part of a busy, high stress practice, medication has helped me immensely in managing that stress, coping with anxiety, and allowing me to enjoy my life in the moment. I am indebted to Jill for teaching me this practice, and I recommend meditation to all of my stressed out patients as well!
— Dr. Suparna Dutta, Chief of Hospital Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Beyond Mindfulness…

By neutralizing the effects of cortisol and adrenaline from our near-constant survival mode, Conscious Health Meditation re-wires the way your body handles stress. What will it do for you?

  • By maximizing ‘adaptation energy’, you’ll become less reactive in high-stakes situations and more easily adaptable to changes and setbacks. (learn more about ‘adaptation energy’)

  • You’ll reconnect with your compassion and empathy, your clinical instincts, your patients, and yourself.

  • You’ll stay in the moment during a hectic day of patient care. 

  • You’ll have the energy and creativity to come up with impactful solutions to improve the healthcare system.

  • (Don’t tell anyone, but we don’t have to be stressed all the time. We are actually all meant to be happy. Even you. Conscious Health Meditation will help you enjoy life more outside of medicine too!)

To the skeptics: there’s more good news- we don't have to suffer through meditation. 
High stress people, type-A people, people with racing thoughts and busy minds: all of these people are capable of successfully practicing Conscious Health Meditation. Here's why:

  • We don't have to focus to practice Conscious Health Meditation.

  • We don't have to concentrate or clear our mind of thoughts.

  • We don't have to sit uncomfortably with our legs crossed and spine straight.

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