Local Events, Programs, Connections


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Yoga for Physicians
February 1 and 29

*Please bring yoga mat for all sessions. 

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.


Mortals in Medicine: A Live Storytelling Night
February 4

A private event for health care professionals and physicians only. Come and hear stories from medical colleagues across the Austin area. Stories that only we could tell and understand.

Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 7 pm doors open, 7:30 pm Storytellers start
Where:  Spider House Ballroom  (2906 & 2908 Fruth St

Grab a beverage and come be a part of our exclusive Austin event!  

Supporters and Partners:
The Center for Resiliency at Dell Children's
Travis County Medical Society.


Finding Meaning in Medicine
March 11

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 using a unique format. FMM small group discussions are times of exploration and discovery, uncovering meaning that may lead to 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 are RISHI certified group leaders for the TCMS groups. Groups by design are limited in size so register now to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, March 11
Groups meet from 6:30-8:00 pm.

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


Docs Noteworthy Ensemble
Saturdays March 7, 14, and 28
1:30pm - 3:00pm


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.

We meet most Saturdays from 1:30-3 pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church (4311 Small Dr. Austin, TX 78731). Members are welcome to drop in for a music fix as their schedule permits. Pages in the middle of practice are NOT frowned upon because we've all been there.

Twice a year we perform at Assisted Living Centers to appreciative audiences. Other venues are being entertained. Repertoire ranges from folk favorites to contemporary composers.

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


Yoga and Science
February 29

A Discussion on Yoga and its Effect on the Body-Mind as it Relates to Current Scientific Research

With Priya Jhawar, Darshan Shah, Eddie Stern, and Marshall Hagins

Speaker and Topic
Marshall Hagins, PhD, PT, OCS: Yoga and Science: The Basics

Larry Scherwitz, PhD, C-IHYT: The Healing Power of the Yogic Lifestyle

Kristin Neff, PhD: Self-compassion: A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself and Your Body

David Ring, MD, PhD: Recovering from Injury and Surgery: How the Stories We Tell Ourselves Can Enhance or Hinder Our Ability to Heal

Eddie Stern: Breathing Exercises

For a complete program and speaker bios


Women Rising
February 25

A private event for female physicians only .  Join the sisterhood of female physicians as we discuss the issues that are unique to our experience in medicine.  Spider House Ballroom 7:00-9:00 p.m.   Presented by The Center for Resiliency at Ascension Dell Children’s.  For further information contact Krista Gregory at klgregory@ascension.org.


Save the Date
PWP/Seton Cove Physician Retreat
Saturday, May 9

Join us for a beautiful spring day in the Hill Country at the Caven Ranch along the banks of the Pedernales.  A joint project of TCMS Physician Wellness Program and Seton Cove, enjoy a relaxing day of personal enrichment, hiking and fellowship with colleagues, just a few minutes from Austin.  Spouses welcomed. 

Details to follow later in February but email bsayers@austin.rr.com to reserve your spot early.

Physician Wellness Coaching

The Physician Wellness Program offers anonymous, free sessions with TCMS vetted psychologists. So far the program has funded over 400 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 .

Caduceus Group
Thursday evenings 
 7:00 pm 

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


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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