Mindfulness-Based Compassion Training for Health Professionals

Mindfulness-Based Compassion Training for Health Professionals

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This session is delivered as part of our foundation level palliative care education

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Mindfulness-Based Compassion Training for Health Professionals 

Dates and Times:

Week 1 | Thurs 8 Sept 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Week 2 | Thurs 15 Sept 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Week 3 | Thurs 22 Sept 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Week 4 | Thurs 29 Sept 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Week 5 | Thurs 6 Oct 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Week 6 | Thurs 13 Oct 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Designed for

Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Facility Managers, Pastoral Care Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers


This program teaches a balance of evidence-based theory and mindfulness-based compassion practices that will offer you different experiences and insights. Over the 6-week program, participants will explore how mindfulness-based compassion practices can support individual and collective understanding of what compassion looks like, sounds like and feels like for yourself and for others. The course is designed to equally support health professionals’ work performance and personal wellbeing.

Research suggests health professionals can increase wellbeing when practicing self-compassion, and therefore increase capacity to provide optimal patient care. A recent evaluation by Curtin University also found that participation in this program could decrease levels of anxiety, compassion fatigue and emotional exhaustion. 1

“Protecting ourselves and maintaining our well-being and compassion has never been more important, not only for ourselves and our families, but also for our patients and our communities. As ... clinicians, we need to lead by example and demonstrate our understanding of the situation.” 2

Commitment to Participate

As a participant we ask that you attend all of the workshops, undertake 15 mins of home practice daily and have a quiet space with a good internet connection. This is a highly interactive program and requires your complete presence during the sessions.

Presented by

Dr Kathryn Choules is an accredited instructor of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Medical School of the University of Massachusetts. She is an experienced adult educator and program developer with several years’ experience as an academic at universities in WA and Victoria, and she has been providing mindfulness and compassion training in WA since 2013.