On-line Course Self-Compassion for Health Professionals

Self-Compassion for Health Professionals 6-wk online program

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The Self-Compassion for Health Professionals is a one-hour per week 6-week evidence-based healthcare adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion, an empirically supported program of Dr. Kristin Neff at UT Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School.   Research conducted in 2019 shows that the short course program leads to a reduction in stress, depression, secondary traumatic stress and burnout, and an increase in compassion, mindfulness, and job satisfaction in healthcare professionals.

Research conducted in 2019 on 47 healthcare professionals suggests program attendance leads to significant increases in self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion to others and compassion satisfaction and decreases in stress, depression, and symptoms of burnout.   To date, 17 groups of 294 professionals have participated in Self-Compassion Training for Health Care Communities, including 146 research participants. The curriculum was also offered to 25 parents of children with chronic illness, and a qualitative investigation of their experience is expected to be completed by March 2020. A hospital institutional review board (IRB) has approved a quantitative study on the presentation of two different formats of the curriculum: a 1-day, 6-hour workshop and a course offered once a month for six months. Currently, a qualitative study on healthcare professionals’ experiences of attending the training is underway and results are expected in March 2020. The results of three quantitative studies conducted from 2016 to 2019 are currently under peer review.

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