Empowering the Heart of Healthcare: Embodied Presence

Acharya Melissa Moore and Dr. Aaron Snyder

April 16–22, 2018

6 nights
Tuition: $600 for Physicians, $400 for Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

Acharya Melissa Moore

Dr. Aaron Snyder, MD

This program has been cancelled.

Have you ever felt overcome by the pressures of your work as a caregiver, or lost heart for the profession you simultaneously feel called to do? You are not alone. In the U.S., 46% of physicians and 33% nurses have symptoms of burnout. Embodied Presence is designed to help healthcare professionals increase awareness of their emotional state through proven meditative practices, train in compassion as a sustainable way of being, and renew and strengthen the heartfelt inspiration that led them to be of service in the first place. With this unique, wholistic training approach and sophisticated, secular meditation methodology, you’ll discover life changing practices and resources to help you deal with emotional intensity and stress.

Return home from this weeklong retreat ready to fully engage with your life of service with an open and empowered heart. You will also be welcomed into a growing online community of healthcare professionals dedicated to supporting one another as you integrate the practices learned during this retreat.

“My experience at the retreat was transformative, a turning point in my life. I began a daily meditation practice because of it. Everything that I learned has sustained me in my personal as well as professional life. I have a gentler appreciation for myself that has translated into being more compassionate and forgiving of others.”  – Annie Brack, RN

Acharya Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore, PhD.,  has been a Shambhalian since 1979.  She received her Master’s degree from Naropa and a PhD in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She became an Acharya (most senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition) in 2012. She co-founded, and is a head teacher in, The Karuna Training, a two-year professional training program in contemplative Psychology now offered in 7 Countries. Dr. Moore has worked in community behavioral health for several years and was the founding director of The Felton Institute, a mental health research and training Institute in San Francisco from 2005 – 2016.

Dr. Aaron Snyder

Aaron Jay Snyder MD is the founding director of Present Moment Project, Inc and personal physician to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. A family physician, geriatrician, medical ethicist, and long-time meditation teacher, Dr Snyder was the Medical Director of Ethics at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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