Local Events, Programs, Connections


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Finding Meaning in Medicine
7:30 - 8:30 pm
This month via Zoom

Join us this month via Zoom when our topic will be “A patient who changed the way I think about my work.” Meaning in our work is closely tied to interactions and relationships with our patients. Every now and then, a patient comes along and the way we look at our work is never quite the same again… 

Finding Meaning in Medicine (FMM) is a program developed by physician wellness pioneer Rachel Remen over 20 years ago, with over 100 groups meeting in medical schools and practice communities throughout the world. Free to TCMS members, FMM small group meetings are informal times of discussion and discovery spent with colleagues to rediscover 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 are RISHI certified group leaders for the TCMS groups. 

For further information and meeting locations email Dr. Sayers at bsayers@austin.rr.com.

Mortals in Medicine
Tuesday, November 2
7:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference

Registration Link 

Mortals in Medicine is a storytelling event for people who work in healthcare. If you are a medical professional, come hear amazing storytellers in the medical field share profound & inspiring experiences that have shaped their career.

Docs Noteworthy Ensemble
September, 5, 12, 19, 26
1:30 pm
In Person & Zoom Video Conference


Calling all Physician Singers and Instrumentalists

The Docs' Noteworthy Ensemble is entering its 3rd Season. Fresh off our most recent performance, we are inviting others to join us in a fun and laid-back setting.

We are looking for people who enjoy singing in the shower, in their car on the way to work, at church or under their breath. Singers who want to learn how to read music or who are experts are all welcome.

If you took instrumental lessons in your youth, played in the school band or are playing now, you are welcome to join us. Bring your family members to join us for some together time.

Text Dr. Lee Frierson-Stroud (512) 632-7064 for additional details.


Yoga For Physicians
9:30 am
Zoom Video Conference


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

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Confidential, Free Counseling Program for 
TCMS Members and Spouses


• Featuring our outstanding psychologists
• Remote/teletherapy visits

The Physician Wellness Program offers anonymous, free sessions with TCMS vetted psychologists. So far the program has funded over 900 confidential sessions with our therapists.

The program can be easily accessed and privacy is strictly protected. A certified Gottman Couples Therapist is 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 counselor page .

Caduceus Group
Thursday evenings 
7:00 pm 
Zoom Video Conference

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


Follow the Physician Wellness Program on 

Twitter at TCMS_Wellness


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. 


Got Something to Say? Calling all Writers . . . 


Please consider submitting a 500-700 word essay for our monthly PWP blog. Anything related to physician well-being or reflections on the practice of medicine.

Looking for something uplifting.

Please, no rants or political commentary!

Questions or submissions tobsayers@austin.rr.com.