Episode 32: Mindfulness & Self-Nourishment: Keys to Sustainable Clinical Medicine

I am thrilled to announce that in this episode of the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Gail Gazelle, a former Hospitalist and Palliative Care Physician with over two decades of experience at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Gazelle shares her personal journey of overcoming burnout and finding a game-changer in coaching. She has since coached over 500 Physicians and Physician Leaders on various topics, including burnout, career transitions, promotions, leadership roles, and mindfulness.

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

1️⃣   Daily Dose of Goodness: Dr. Gazelle emphasizes the importance of incorporating small, joyful activities into our daily routines as it’s crucial for combating burnout and finding fulfillment.

2️⃣    Focus on What You Can Control: While our healthcare system may be broken, Dr. Gazelle encourages physicians to shift their focus to what they can control - their own well-being and happiness.

3️⃣    Choose Your Mental Stories: Dr. Gazelle highlights the power of stepping out of negative narratives and choosing where we let our minds go. Applied mindfulness involves recognizing our mental stories and consciously deciding which ones to give attention to. This can lead to positive behavior changes and improved interactions with colleagues and patients.

I'm confident that this episode will provide valuable insights and inspiration for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals on their journey towards sustainable clinical medicine.

Tune in now and don't forget to check out Dr. Gazelle's book "Mindful MD” for more mindfulness practices and strategies.

Dr. Gail Gazelle Bio

Dr. Gazelle is a former Hospice Physician, part-time Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, Master Certified Coach for physicians, and mindfulness meditation teacher. Over the past decade, she has coached over 500 Physicians and Physician Leaders.

She is the author of Mindful MD. 6 Ways Mindfulness Restores Your Autonomy and Cures Healthcare Burnout.

Dr. Gazelle’s work has been featured in as diverse venues as the New England Journal of Medicine, CNN, Medical Economics, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

You can find out more on Dr. Gazelle at https://www.gailgazelle.com

Get her book here: https://gailgazelle.com/mindfulmd  


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