For Physicians, Nurses and
all other Healthcare Professionals
More and more, physicians and other health professionals are looking for ways to connect with one another and find their place of truth in the changing arena of medicine. To meet this need, ISHI has been helping clinicians initiate Finding Meaning groups — Finding Meaning in Medicine for Physicians, Finding Meaning in Nursing for Nurses, and Finding Meaning in Service for other Healthcare Professionals — throughout the country and around the world. (more)
These ongoing, no-cost monthly meetings are a place where colleagues enter into meaningful dialogue on a chosen topic related to the fundamental experience of doctoring, nursing and healthcare — topics such as grief, grace, healing, courage, mystery, intimacy, service and other similar subjects. Each person contributes a story on the topic drawn from their own healthcare practice — or reads a poem or a piece from world literature on the meeting topic.
These discussions are circles of exploration, discovery and sharing. Uncovering meaning is antecedent to finding deeper satisfaction in service work. Over time, the dialogue within a supportive community of colleagues can have the positive effect of deepening each person’s heart connection to their day-to-day work and to their patients, as well as to their connection to the lineage of medicine and healing. Read what members have to say about their experience in their FMM groups:
“.FMM has taught me that I am whole and strong
..and able to be of service to my patients and
..colleagues and my family and friends in ways
..that I never realized before.”
Are you interested in starting your own
Finding Meaning Discussion Group?
To download a Finding Meaning Resource Guide with complete instructions on starting your own group, click here.
An Online FMM Discussion Group for Physicians
An online Finding Meaning in Medicine Group for physicians has been active for over 8 years. To participate in this discussion, please register for the Remembering The Heart of Medicine Website. Once registered, go to FMM Discussions section.
Continuing Education for Doctors,
Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
ISHI offers ongoing CME, BRN, CEU Workshops and Trainings for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The workshops and trainings invite participants on a journey of rediscovery into the heart of their work and it’s personal meaning to them. Through various experiential processes such as small group discussion, poetry, storytelling, journal writing, symbols and imagery — each workshop creates a solid structure of support for participants to explore the joys and challenges of a life of service and rediscover the deep meaning of their daily work. The workshops enable participants to experience the healing that can only be found in a community of professionals who want to bring their hearts more fully to their work. To learn more about these programs, click here.