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Clinician Well-Being Retreat Seattle, WA

2019 October Clinician Retreat Family

2019 National Clinician Well-Being Retreat, Seattle, Washington : The Wounded Healer – Exploring Compassion & Empathy for Self and Others in Healthcare

RISHI, in collaboration with the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at University of Washington, held their 2019 Clinician Well-Being retreat in Seattle, WA on October 18-19, 2019.

Clinicians from across the US, China and Australia, spent two days in healing community exploring the Wounded Healer archetype with a self-discovery model to explore compassion for self and others. Retreat sessions included exploring the Wounded Healer, Second Victim Syndrome in relation to errors in medicine, the Impact of Imposter Syndrome on clinician well-being and how to Nurture our Resiliency.

Altruistic modes of learning and self-exploration included personal reflection, storytelling, experiential exercises, art, yoga, journaling, mindfulness techniques and breath exercises to encourage participants to explore their own self and connect with like-minded healers. A unique exercise involving the creation of a soul-collage mask prompted participants to reflect on the pieces of themselves they bring to healing and then reflect on the mask as a symbolic tool to bring these qualities in to their everyday life. This transformational retreat allowed for participants to awaken the experience of respite and peace, learn strategies to foster compassion for self, provided safe space and support from fellow colleagues as “unspoken” topics were explored and allowed for the creation of a personal plan for self-care and resiliency.

Facilitators included: Evangeline Andarsio, MD, Director RISHI and The Healers Art; Rianna Lloyd, DNP, RN, Director Power of Nursing with RISHI; Cynthia Kreger, MD and Lucille Marchand, MD, BSN, FAAHPM, Executive Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Washington.

The 2020 Clinician Retreat: The Impact of Creativity on Clinician Well-Being will be held April 17-18, 2020 in Yellow Springs, OH and will include the creation of art reflecting meaning in one’s work with the guidance and support of a local artist and more. Interested in attending? Please contact for additional information and how to sign up, or visit .

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