WELLNESS RESOURCES

Our team have compiled a list of wellness resources that we find helpful for providers and healthcare professionals

Articles

Adverse primary care work conditions could lead to a reduction in the primary care workforce and lower-quality patient care.

Explores why is it so hard to make this epidemic of injury, trauma, and burnout stop.

Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data demonstrate otherwise, research shows that the ROI on comprehensive, well-run employee wellness programs is impressive, sometimes as high as six to one.

The authors suggest that three key obstacles have historically prevented improvements to physicians’ emotional health. Medical exceptionalism, medicalization, and an emphasis on individual responsibility are overlapping issues that have shaped approaches to the well-being of health care professionals.

This paper takes decades of research and translates them into a practical list of options for leaders and managers to take into account when structuring a clinic based on care and kindness to achieve optimal health.

Describes the Mini Z (for “zero burnout program”) measure, designed for these purposes, and suggest interventions that might improve satisfaction and sustainability in primary care, including longer visits, clinician control of work schedules, scribe support for electronic medical record work, team-based care, and an explicit emphasis on work-home balance.

Looks at causes of burnout, workforce shortages, differential impacts on health workers, and how health worker burnout harms us all. 

Tips sheet from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health on improving and maintaining healthy sleep habits. 

Offer suggestions for burnout-reduction strategies on residents, using data collected longitudinally in residents.

Most workplace wellness programs focus on individual perks. But is this focus really working — particularly after the disconnect of the past two-plus years of the pandemic. The authors argue that self-care is no longer enough; instead, leaders should focus on team members taking care of each other. This requires a new approach to managing stress and conflict, framing adversity as a collective and implementing “relational pauses” to talk through difficult emotions related to work. 

A brief JAMA Network A Piece of My Mind on the role of the electronic medical record for not only medical billing and medicolegal reasons, but to convey love. 

Books

by Resmaa Menakem, racialized trauma and the mending of our bodies and hearts.

by Rick Hanson, the practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom.

by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk, an everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others. 

by Henry Emmons, joy comes of its own accord when we are in our naturally healthy state. Every one of us has the capacity for joy, but many forces in our lives keep us from enjoying this contented and healthy state of being.

by Joi Lewis, Healing offers radical self-care as a salve to help you hold heartbreak and hope. 

by Joh Kabat-Zinn, using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness. 

Podcasts

30 minute podcast with Drs. Mark Linzer and Michele LeClaire on Dr. Wendy Dean and Dr. Simon Talbot’s podcast Moral Matters.

Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Victoria Maizes for insightful conversations with thought-provoking doctors, specialists, authors, and researchers.

Can our thoughts and feelings really impact our physical health? Join us as we interview top researchers, best-selling authors, and field experts about the astonishing ways the mind can affect the body.

Dr. Rick Hanson has taught thousands of people how to Be Well over the last 30 years, and now he’s sharing some of his best tips and practices in the Being Well podcast.

Different segments from National Public Radio on: Health, Money, Parenting, Sustainability, and Life Skills.

The Huberman Lab Podcast discusses neuroscience: how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. They also discuss existing and emerging tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works.

Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation.

To live life to its fullest, there's a goldmine of alternative health methods and amazing doctors who have helped many to LIVE OPTIMIZED! I want to share everything I've learned and experienced about regenerative medicine by interviewing the experts! Here we will gain a wealth of knowledge to derive the greater understanding that we may take action to attain these benefits to ensure that longevity that we so desire. It's right here, right now so let’s take it into our own minds, hearts and bodies.

Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale, Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.

Health has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it” In this podcast, we hear stories from leading health experts and exciting personalities who offer easy health life-hacks, expert advice and debunk common health myths giving you the tools to revolutionize how you eat, sleep, move and relax, hosted by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.

Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast features relaxing, original short stories for kids!  Each episode begins with a guided meditation and contains a positive message — perfect for bedtime, nap time, or any time it’s relax time!

Focused on land-based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift away from human supremacy, endless growth and consumerism.

Videos

A seated chair yoga session led by Catherine Justice, DPT, C-IAYT

20-minute TED talk that offers us a window into the cumulative toll that can occur when we are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crisis or trauma of humans, other living beings, or the planet itself.

35-minute presentation from Catherine Justice with wellbeing strategies during COVID lockdown.

A video series on yoga for resilience and stress relief by Catherine Justice, DPT, C-IAYT. This sequences uses calming breathing practices and an asana flow designed to activate the chakra. This video is designed to release stress, tension, and pain from the body.

12-minute TED talk on drowning in empathy: the cost of vicarious trauma.

Other Resources

A meditation app with one of the largest FREE library of more than 130k guided meditations, 14k teachers, & meditation Timer.

A mindfulness app that'll guide you to practice mindfulness in your everyday life. Headspace offers guided meditation, sleep meditation, and breathing exercises. 

Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with the world. Her podcast themes reveal the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness as well as the alleviation of suffering in the larger world by practicing compassion in action.

Guided meditations by Catherine Justice, DPT, C-IAYT on the InsightTimer platform

Featured meditations listed on Headspace's Youtube Page

Follow along with Deborah Rozman, Ph.D, co-author of Heart Intelligence, as she guides you through a 2-step process called the Quick Coherence Technique.