“RECONNECTING & REVITALIZING: REDISCOVERING RESILIENCE”
WELL-BEING & MINDFULNESS RETREAT FOR WOMEN SURGEONS

The Need is Undeniable...

  • Nationally, the personal and organizational importance of physician well-being is in the spotlight. Over half of surgeons (and an even higher proportion of women surgeons) are experiencing some form of burnout or disengagement.
  • Recapturing the health and personal satisfaction of surgeons is key to lasting engagement.
  • Engagement of healthy surgeons is essential to high quality and sustainable patient care, health care organizations and community well-being.
  • Women surgeons have already demonstrated that they ARE resilient – however, some of the past ways of coping don’t serve them well anymore; mindsets and skillsets need updating.
  • Academic surgeons, in particular, have the opportunity to champion individual as well as systemic change in surgical culture to create sustainable well-being.
  • There are few comprehensive wellbeing programs targeted to the unique needs of women physicians and the challenges of the surgical paradigm.

Principles Behind the Process

“Beyond Surviving to Thriving”: Reconnecting with purpose and using self awareness as a source of strength and opportunity for self management and healthier engagement with others

“Breaking the Cycle”: Examining “thinking” habits and external v. internal drivers; using a variety of mindfulness techniques to challenge unproductive mindsets

 “Beyond Me to We” –Catalyzing individual energy and expertise to co-create, advocate for and lead targeted team and organizational changes “back home”

This Program is Different

Research-Based– Shaped by known collective challenges for surgeons, built on sound behavioral and well-being science, yet shaped by individual needs

Whole Person-Centered  – Committed to identifying and activating all sources - intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual – to create a systemic approach to well-being

Expert-Led – Facilitated by two nationally-recognized women coaches with expertise in working with surgeons and other “technical experts” using mindfulness and other cognitive behavioral approaches for change and well-being

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Locations:

California - 1440 Multiversity in the Santa Cruz mountains  - 45 mins to San Jose airport  or 70 mins to SF airport), beautiful destination in the redwood forests outside of Silicon Valley  

Boston - location TBD,  generative location in close proximity to ACS Clinical Congress meetings

Format:

INITIAL INTERACTION

  • Kickoff Retreat (CA) - 2.5 days/3 nights with the option to add R&R time at Multiversity before or after.
  • Mini-Retreat (Boston) - 2 days/one night near ACS meetings
  • Maximum Participants per Session:  16

SUSTAINABILITY COACHING

  • Group  - Monthly learning and accountability calls for one year
  • Individual - 12 hours of individualized coaching sessions

Costs (early bird discounts available):

  • Kickoff Retreat Only: $3,000 per person (full) / $1800 per person (mini)
  • Retreat plus Group Sustainability Support: $5500 (full) / $4200 (mini)
  • Retreat plus Individual Sustainability Support – $7000 (full) / $5700 (mini)
  • Multiversity Lodging/Meals/Resort Access – approx. $350/night private, $ 225/night share