REKINDLING THE FLAME: Bringing the Perspective of your Heart into your Service Work

Bringing the Perspective of your Heart into your Service Work

  • Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • Location: Mills Park Hotel
    321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
  • Reservations (please call to book a room): 937-319-0400
  • Discounted room rate:  $110.00
  • Deadline for discounted room rate is March 1, 2017
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The fast growing epidemic of compassion fatigue during the professional life cycle of a physician has stimulated the search for etiology and the development of new approaches of prevention and recovery.  Recent research suggests that the capacity to find a personal meaning in your work is highly correlated with professional and personal resiliency and the experience of deep satisfaction in service work. Most residents, fellows, and physicians live far more meaningful lives than they realize. Experiencing the meaning already present in our daily work does not require us to change what we do but to see familiar things in new ways. Often it requires us to transcend our training and bring the perspective of the heart into the center of our professional work. Meaning is a function of the heart and not the mind. The heart is an organ of vision, a perspective that enables us to experience meaning even in the most routine aspects of our work and reignite our calling.

This one-day workshop will draw on the award winning discovery model methods of RISHI’s national and international educational programs to offer participants the opportunity to discover the power of meaning to transform their experience of their daily work revitalize their commitment and reinvigorate their service intention. Educators will be trained to offer the program at their sites.

Using reflection, poetry, symbolism, narrative, art, journaling, generous listening and small group sharing Rachel Remen, MD and Evangeline Andarsio, MD will enable workshop participants to revisit their original calling, discover the personal meaning hidden in their daily routine and learn self-help methods for to reclaim and sustain their passion for their profession. Come prepared to remember why you chose your work and recover the deep satisfaction of being a health professional.


This workshop is for residents, fellows, physicians and other healthcare professionals who are interested in exploring and strengthening the personal meaning of their work, implementing innovative strategies of professional self-care, reinvigorating their service intention and learning how to create an ongoing community approach to the exploration and deepening of the experience of meaning in their professional lives.


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Recognize the perspective of the heart as essential to professional and personal well being.
  • Recognize the importance of meaning in finding satisfaction and fulfillment in their daily work.
  • Strengthen their capacity to perceive meaning in their daily work in the company of professional colleagues
  • Reaffirm, deeply held professional values in a community of colleagues.
  • Experience a community of shared service intention despite differences in expertise and professional training.
  • Clarify their calling.
  • Reinvigorate their commitment to their service work.
  • Experience support from a community of professional peers.
  • Explore and strengthen a personal commitment to service;


Participants will be enabled to:

  • Learn and practice Generous Listening techniques and establish safe interactional relationships with colleagues, students and patients.
  • Experience the power of the heart’s perspective to transform their work experience.
  • Learn one tested journal strategy for uncovering ongoing meaning in daily work.
  • Learn techniques for using symbols to explore and strengthen the meaning of work.
  • Write and share a personal statement of mission and calling.
  • Organize and implement a Finding Meaning in Medicine committed to the ongoing exploration of the personal meaning of service work.

COST: Includes breakfast and lunch

  • Physicians: $230.00
  • Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals: $130.00
  • Residents and Fellows: $80.00

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A full refund of deposit (less processing fee of $25) will be issued for cancellations 2 weeks prior to the start of the worship – on or BEFORE March 22, 2017. Cancellations after March 22 will forfeit deposit.


Wright State University (WSU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WSU designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disabilities Statement

As an organization accredited for continuing medical education (CME), Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act rules and regulations. If any participant is in need of accommodations, written requests should be submitted at least one month in advance.


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