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Mindfulness in Medicine


Mindfulness in Medicine 6-week program dates

Week 1 - Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Week 2 - Wednesday,9 August 2017- 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Week 3 - Wednesday, 16 August 2017- 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Week 4 - Wednesday, 23 August 2017- 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Week 5 - Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm (Half day session)

Week 5 - Wednesday, 29 August 2017- 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Week 6 - Wednesday, 6 September 2017- 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Mindfulness in Medicine is a course that has been adapted specifically for medical practitioners and is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course that was established in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Mindfulness in Medicine uses MBSR as its foundation for introducing medical practitioners to the benefits of mindfulness in their personal and professional lives. It is a six-week program comprising weekly two-hour sessions in the evening and a half-day session in Week 5.

Mindfulness in Medicine offers opportunities for medical practitioners to apply mindfulness in the care of themselves and their patients. This course offers an opportunity to enhance:

Who is teaching this program?

Tony Dunin is a senior orthopaedic surgeon in Melbourne working in both public and private practice. Tony has been teaching MBSR to staff at St Vincent’s Hospital since 2012.

Jo Dunin trained as an MBSR teacher with Openground Australia in 2013 and has been teaching the MBSR program to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne staff over the last 4 years. Jo completed her training as a registered nurse before changing direction to study history. She completed an MA in History and continues to work as a professional historian when not teaching MBSR. 

Jo and Tony taught MBSR to patients at St Vincent’s as part of a randomised control trial for patients undergoing hip & knee replacement surgery. This study was undertaken in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry and the University of Melbourne. It received significant funding from the Australian Research Council. They founded the Melbourne Centre for Mindfulness in East Melbourne in 2016.

For dates of the next Mindfulness in Medicine course go to the Melbourne Centre for Mindfulness website:

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