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    Physician Wellness Coaching

    The Physician Wellness Program offers anonymous, free coaching sessions staffed by TCMS vetted psychologists. 

    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.



    Thursday evenings 
    7 pm
    Caduceus Group
    Weekly AA meeting for physicians. For details contact Belinda Clare 512-206-1250.


    Mana Koa Yoga
    For TCMS members/spouses/life partners 
    Saturday, December 29
    8:30-9:30 am, (please arrive at 8:15 am)

    New location: Sports and Spine Associates - 7756 Northcross Drive, Suite 203, Austin, Texas 78757

    Door will be propped open. 

    Yoga has been around for centuries and combines physical exercise with peace of mind—a perfect addition to the TCMS Physician Wellness Program. Dr. Esther Yaniv is teaching a special class for physicians who would like to experience the “transformational power of yoga.” The class is appropriate for beginner to advanced levels. Come and enjoy this uplifting celebration of balance, focus and awareness. Bring: Yoga mat/towel, water, wear athletic clothing. 

    $10 per session, payable on site.

    RSVP to Esther Yaniv, eyanivmd@gmail.com


    PWP Discussion Group
    Couples Counseling for Physicians: What All Couples Should Know
    Wednesday, January 23
    7:00 pm  

    Join us for an informal evening with the Physician Wellness Program couples counselor, Dr. Claire Miner. Dr. Miner will share some basics of couples counseling and her experience so far with the Physician Wellness Program. She will lead a discussion about medical relationships and how counseling can help promote healing and keep them healthy. An informal discussion over dessert at the home of Maryann and Brian Sayers.   

    Bring a friend, significant other or come by yourself and meet new friends. TCMS members and spouses welcomed.   

    To promote discussion, small group limited to 15.   

    RSVP to pwp@tcms.com to save your spot and for directions to the meeting.


    Stress Reduction Meditation Workshop for Healthcare Professionals
    Saturday, January 26
    9 am - 3 pm

    Seton Cove

    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.
    The benefits proven for patients using this method also applies directly to all health care providers. It is an important step in “healing the healer.” 5 CMEs / CEUs of Continuing Education granted for participating. Join your colleagues and learn a life changing technique!

    For more information and registration.


    Citywide Physician Wellness Collaborative
    Wednesday, February 6
    6:00 pm

    On Wednesday, February 6, the TCMS Physician Wellness Program Steering Committee will host its first citywide discussion on physician wellness.  Hospitals, large and small medical groups and physician employers are all exploring options for promoting physician wellness and professional satisfaction these days, finally emphasizing systems approaches as well as innovative individual strategies and counseling programs.  

    There are several great ideas being explored by different groups in our community that can potentially be shared, as well as opportunities for collaboration that will benefit physicians, hospitals and their organizations.  Join us for an informal roundtable discussion as we share ideas.  TCMS Boardroom, 4300 N. Lamar, second floor.  Dinner provided.  

    RSVP to pwp@tcms.com


    Mindfulness Meditation Clinic 
    Friday, February 15

    This mini-retreat is offered quarterly by Dr. Anna Vu-Wallace and David Wallace. The mind-body method they present has been proven to significantly improve health and quality of life for patients with illnesses that are caused or made worse by stress, including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, pain and fatigue syndromes, mood disorders, and many others. It has also been shown to decrease complications in cancer treatment, surgical procedures, and improve pain in both acute and chronic pain disorders. 


    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