Life Ideals

Taking your power back

Physician assistant, heal thyself -and be held and hold space for your peers to do the same.

As PAs, we are taught to put our feelings and needs aside to care for our patients. In a single day, we are expected to make complex medical decisions, hold space for a patient to process their new cancer diagnosis, or listen as someone tells you with tears streaming down their face about the loss of their child. Often, when we go above and beyond for our patients, it is at the expense of our well-being- skipping lunch, spending the time to have the important conversation, and then being left with charts and lab results to finish at 9 pm. Our jobs require high-level decision-making while often neglecting our own emotions and needs.

Let’s take our power back together. Join us, a therapist and PA, passionate about empowering clinicians to learn about their feelings and needs so that we may show up for ourselves and our peers as much as we show up for our patients. Karen will teach us Nonviolent Communication – a tool that empowers us to name our own feelings and needs while communicating with honesty and kindness. Cara will lead practices and meditations on self-compassion- a necessary tool for feeling the emotional backlog that many of us have as clinicians. All of you will learn how to hold space for your peers and be held by your peers who really understand what our profession demands of us. The social connection of the group and the empathy created amongst peers who genuinely understand the challenges of being a clinician will be the medicine we all need.

The first cohort will be held across four Thursdays:

15 February 2024
22 February 2024
29 February 2024
7 March 2024

3:30 pm-5:00 pm PST
6:30 pm-8:00 pm EST

Cost:$150/ 4 sessions

Karen Lane, LCSW
Cara Crosby, MPAS, PA-C

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