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Events: Closing the Compassion Gap

davidpeters450xProfessor David Peters and the Centre for Resilience, would like to invite you to join us our Summer workshop and talks entitled: ‘Closing the Compassion Gap’ on Thursday, 23rd July 2015 at the University of Westminster.

Closing the Compassion Gap

Afternoon workshops – 2.30-5.30pm

In no relationship is the physician more often derelict than in his duty to himself.
Sir William Osler (1849-1919)

  How are we to evolve a more humane and sustainable paradigm for healthcare?  What are our assets as communities for change?  

Our workshop facilitators and speakers are working at the forefront of medical education and professional development.  The day’s event will bring together a growing community, committed to building compassion and resilience.

2.30-4.00   Margaret O’Rourke More Energy Less Stress: Tips and Tools from the SAFEMED programme.

4.00-5.30   Justin Haroun and Kate Fismer Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)

Tickets are £10

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Evening talks – 6pm-8pm (with a reception 8-9pm)

Staff in all professions are stretched to their limits.  The demands and expectations are huge, yet though the scale is industrial, it will be our humanity, compassion and  resilience that  ensure we – and the NHS –  survive.  This means we have to look after ourselves and one another.  So, if compassion and resilience start here and now, how can we build into our organisations capacity that supports them?

6pm Margaret O Rourke.  Building Resilience : better, safer health for all

7pm  Andy Bradley.  Self-compassion and the Power to Create

Tickets are £5

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