Facilitator Training

Learn how to teach mindful practice programs in medical programs for health professionals.

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About Our Facilitator Training

Deepen your skills. Participating in this 5-day, retreat-like workshop will enable you to advance your teaching skills and energize your clinical work through greater attentiveness, self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring in stressful and demanding clinical situations.

Energize your clinical work and teaching. You will develop greater expertise, self-awareness, deep listening, and resilience in your role as clinician and teacher. You will help yourself and your future students find joy, provide compassionate care, and navigate daily stressful and demanding situations that clinicians face.

Clarify and focus on your own learning needs. We create a learner-centered environment that helps you define and realize your own learning goals. We promote a learning community where you will learn from facilitators and colleagues through individual, small-group, and large-group sessions—limited to 24 participants.

A participatory, hands-on program that combines didactic presentations and practical training in conducting experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative interviews, inquiry-oriented discussions, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. You will receive guidance in teaching and facilitation skills in large- and small-group settings.

Designed by physicians for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and medical education.

Implement Mindful Practice® programs. You will learn how to implement programs in medical education and healthcare institutions.

A worldwide reach. Connect with Mindful Practice facilitators from over 20 countries.

Learn How To


Articulate principles of and evidence supporting mindful practice programs.


Demonstrate skills in introducing and conducting key interpersonal elements of mindful practice programs, including salon, narrative exercises, appreciative interviews, and inquiry.


Describe ways of incorporating mindful practice into healthcare institutions.


Demonstrate skills in introducing, guiding, and embodying individual contemplative practices.


Demonstrate teaching and facilitation skills in large-group and small-group settings.


Demonstrate how to anticipate and respond to commonly encountered learner difficulties during mindful practice programs.

Eligibility Requirements


Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® Workshop of 20 hours or more. This requirement can only be fulfilled by attending a virtual or residential, 4-day Mindful Practice® workshop (residential options include Chapin Mill Retreat Center or similar workshops in Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong, or the Netherlands).


Active meditation practice.


Experience teaching health profession students, residents, and/or practitioners.


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upcoming Programs

Nov 20-24, 2024

November 2024 Facilitator Training

Banff Center for Creativity, Banff, CA

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Feb 17-22, 2025

February 2025 Facilitator Training

The Mindful Compassion Project, Singapore


Interested in joining an upcoming Facilitator Training program? Request more info below to get started.

The Mindful Practice in Medicine Facilitator Manual

Our Facilitator Manual contains materials presented in this 4-day intensive workshops for physicians and medical educators. The 526-page manual also includes 12 modules with descriptive guidelines and PowerPoint slides. Electronic copies are available for purchase.

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