Faculty Wellness at the College of Medicine
The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness offers faculty from across the university a variety of training and continuing education oppotunities for self-care and to help prevent burnout.
Wellness Resources for UC-COM Faculty
Faculty Development Mind-Body Skills Training at UC
This faculty development opportunity is offered at no cost to 10 UC faculty. The only requirement is to commit to attending every group meeting. The group generally meets for 9 weeks on in the evenings in CARE/Crawley with two faculty co-facilitators.
Participants will learn various Mind-Body skills, practice them and discuss their experiences with members of the small group. There will be opportunities for individual attention and instruction, as well as group sharing and discussion.
For more information visit https://ucmindbody.wixsite.com/ucmindbody or email Jen Molano.
Faculty Facilitator Mind-Body Skills Off-site Training Retreats
Adapted from a program implemented via the Institute for Integrative Health, Educating for Enhanced Self-Awareness and Self-Care: An Experiential Training in Mind-Body Medicine, faculty from UC are trained in mind-body skills by internationally-recognized experts to be able to lead student courses at their home institution.
During the immersive three-day retreat, participants practice mind-body approaches, such as meditation, journaling, biofeedback and yoga to realize the benefits (manage stress, foster well-being, among others) through personal experience. Lectures ground the practices in neuroscience and physiology, while experiential sessions demonstrate how to lead mind-body skills groups. Faculty leave with the necessary training, tools, materials, and strategic thinking to help them implement student courses.
Following the retreat, the Mind-Body Skills Program Coordinator supports faculty by aiding in student course scheduling, providing course materials and supplies, and convening monthly faculty connection meetings.
- 3-day off-site retreat
- Open to 10 trainees per retreat
- Open to faculty/staff from all colleges across UC
- 2 retreats planned per year
Participate or Learn More
If you are interested in participating, please email Susie McDonald or visit our registration site.