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    !! New Program !!  

    Finding Meaning in Medicine   

    More and more, physicians are looking for ways to connect with one another and find a place of truth and meaning in a medical environment that sometimes separates us from our original sense of calling and purpose. To meet this need, physician wellness pioneer Rachel Remen developed Finding Meaning in Medicine (FMM), a program used for over 25 years across the country in all kinds of medical practice settings.  

    These ongoing, no-cost monthly meetings are a place where colleagues enter into meaningful dialogue on topics related to the fundamental experience of medical practice. FMM small group discussions are times of exploration and discovery, uncovering meaning that is antecedent to finding deeper satisfaction in our work. Over time, the dialogue within this supportive community of colleagues can be transformative, enriching each person’s connection to the river of meaning that is often hidden from us in our day-to-day work, connecting us in new ways with our patients, our colleagues, the lineage of medicine and healing, and our own calling to medicine.  

    Drs. Jennifer Aranda and Brian Sayers will facilitate TCMS FMM groups. The first group, forming this September, will meet once monthly from September thru May, meetings lasting about 90 minutes. Group size by design is limited, so please sign up early.  

    For more information or to register contact bsayers@austin.rr.com.   

    To learn more about this program.


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    Physician Wellness Coaching

    The Physician Wellness Program offers anonymous, free coaching/counseling sessions staffed by TCMS vetted psychologists. So far our program has funded over 300 confidential sessions with our therapists.

    The program can be easily accessed and privacy is strictly protected. A certified Gottman Couples Therapist is now available in addition to individual counselors to help with work, personal, or marital issues.

    The cost of the first four sessions is covered by the program.

    Whatever the issue, this program is your safe harbor. Nothing is reported, no diagnosis made, no insurance billed.

    To access the program, call the wellness line at 512-467-5165 or visit the PWP coaching page.


    Coming this Fall 
    PWP Fall Physician Wellness Symposium
    Saturday October 5

    Come join your colleagues for a relaxed Saturday morning program with a variety of speaker topics and discussion.
    Program details and CME Ethics information will be available this summer.


    Caduceus Group
    Thursday evenings
    7:00 pm

    Weekly AA meeting for physicians. For details contact Belinda Clare 512-206-1250. 


    Yoga for Physicians
    July 13: Hips
    July 27: Neck & shoulders
    Aug 17: Yoga for Increased Flexibility
    Aug 31: Restorative yoga

    *Please bring yoga mat for all sessions.
    *For Aug 31 session, bring pillow/cushion & blanket along w yoga mat. 

    7756 Northcross Drive, Suite 203 - Sports and Spine Associates 

    9:30 - 10:30 am, (please arrive at 9:15 am)

    Door will be propped open. Thanks to Dr. Wasserburger for donating the location.   

    All levels of yogis welcome!  

    Yoga helps reduce stress, increase flexibility, and promote peace of mind. These gentle classes are a great intro to yoga if you are a beginner or to enhance your existing practice.   

    • Explore elements of various yoga skills: vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga with modifications for all levels of practice.
    • Learn how to connect breath to mindful movement.
    • Practice easy mindfulness and meditation strategies.   

    TCMS Members and spouses Free.   

    RSVP or more information: dr.nadia@themindfulmdmom.com.


    Stress Reduction Meditation Workshop for Healthcare Professionals
    Saturday, August 24
    Saturday, November 9
    9:00am - 3:00pm

    This CME accredited mini-retreat is offered quarterly by Dr. Anna Vu-Wallace and Seton Cove featuring a review of stress physiology and mind-body research, as well as the mindfulness presentation and practice during the workshop.  

    For more information and registration.


    Follow the Physician Wellness Program on Twitter
    at TCMS_Wellness.


    Please Donate!

    The PWP is a self-supporting project that depends on your tax deductible donations. Contact Belinda Clare at bclare@tcms.com or 512-206-1250 for more information. 



    Consider joining the PWP Steering Committee. To join the committee or just to pass along ideas, contact us at pwp@tcms.com