Local Events, Programs, Connections

 

Please forward suggestions/additions for this list to pwp@tcms.com




Finding Meaning in Medicine
Wednesday, July 8
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference

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. The program utilizes a unique but simple topic-based discussion format and meets monthly.

Free to TCMS members, FMM small group meetings are informal times of discussion and discovery spent with colleagues to rediscover or enrich meaning that leads 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. In July, we will meet via Zoom.

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




Mindfulness Meditation Course
Wednesday, July 8
Zoom Video Conference
8 week course
Wednesday nights 7-9 pm

 Learn how to use mindfulness meditation to address stress, anxiety, and depression in your life. This 8 week course led by TCMS member Michele Hauser, MD will prepare you for an ongoing home practice. 

The Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program developed in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts by mindfulness meditation pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. 

For information about MBCT

Register for the course



Virtual Yoga for Physicians
July 11 and 25
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

July 11 and 25
9:30 am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 783 168 5313
Password: 6zkYu4

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




Docs Noteworthy Ensemble
Saturdays in July
1:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference
No Class July 4

 

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.





 

Stress Reduction Meditation Workshop forHealthcare Professionals
July 25
Via Zoom Video Conference 

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.

July 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration





Mortals in Medicine
Tuesday, August 4
7:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference 

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. 

Registration




Save the date
Saturday October 10
9:00am-1:00pm

Third Annual TCMS Physician Wellness Program Fall Symposium. 

Speakers this year will include nationally known Self-Compassion researcher Dr. Kristin Neff, along with your TCMS colleagues, Drs. Lauren Crawford, Michele Hauser, Thomas Kim, and Adam Smith.



Confidential, Free Counseling Program for 
TCMS Members and Spouses Now Offering 
Telemedicine/Remote Services

 

• Featuring our outstanding psychologists

• Remote/telemedicine visits

• Psychiatry volunteers

The Physician Wellness Program offers anonymous, free sessions with TCMS vetted psychologists . So far the program has funded over 500 confidential sessions with our therapists.

As an added benefit of the program, for the next three months, TCMS has a referral list of psychiatrists who have offered to participate in the program. If you feel you would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist in addition to, or instead of, a psychologist, let us know when you call the helpline.

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 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

 

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. 

 

Ideas?

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