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Mindfulness for Providers

Harvard Pilgrim offers mindfulness programs to providers in our network. Whether you're a provider looking to educate your patients about mindfulness, or you're interested in incorporating mindfulness into your own life, we can customize a program to fit the needs of your practice. For more information on mindfulness, contact Tara Healey.

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What are the health benefits of practicing mindfulness?

  • Reduced blood pressure; lowered cholesterol levels; enhanced immune function; reduced headache, migraine and back pain; improved respiratory function
  • Increased motivation to make lifestyle changes
  • Pain management

What are the benefits of practicing mindfulness for providers?

  • Improves the patient-provider relationship.
  • Reduces physician burnout. Burnout can impact: quality of care, physicians’quality of life, the expression of empathy in clinical encounters, medical errors, and attrition from practice.*
  • Helps to: better manage tension and stress; communicate and make decisions more objectively; be more productive; enhance creativity.

* Featured Article:
Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians
Michael S. Krasner; Ronald M. Epstein; Howard Beckman; et al.
JAMA.
2009;302(12):1284-1293

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Harvard Pilgrim's Mind the Moment program
Free information including: yoga videos, guided meditations, e-Learning courses, and more.