Spiritual (May)

“A person engaged in the process of spiritual wellness is willing and able to transcend oneself in order to question the meaning and purpose in his/her life and the lives of others.  He/she is involved in the process of questioning all that is around him/her and has an appreciation for that which cannot be completely understood.  This person seeks to find harmony between that which lies within and the social and physical forces that come from outside.  Feelings of doubt, despair, fear, disappointment and dislocation as well as feelings of pleasure, joy, eagerness and discovery are part of this search for a universal value system.

The person on a path towards spiritual wellness is learning to be tolerant of the opposites and contradictions that exist within his/her world and beliefs and influences of others.  He/she is able to engage in the formulation of a systematic worldview, and system of values that give unity, purpose and goals to one's hopes, striving, thoughts and action.” (Hettler 1976)


Emergency Medicine Relevance:  Mindfulness

Individualized Interactive Instruction (III) Assignments: (to be completed in April)

        1.  Read:  EM News January 2017 article from Scott Weingart “Kettlebells for the                      Brain.” This is a shorter version of a lecture he gave at SMACC 2016 Dublin.                      (15 minutes credit)

       2.  Read:  9 mindfulness tips: http://magazine.ucla.edu/exclusives/tis-the-season-               to-be-mellow/?s=email (15 minutes credit)


Spiritual Wellness presentation


Other resources for residents:

Scott Weingart: meditation-entire lecture from SMACC 2016 Dublin and other resources on meditation, mindfulness at http://emcrit.org/podcasts/kettlebells-brain/

”10 simple ways you can practice mindfulness each day” Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital http://www.instituteoflifestylemedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10SimpleWaysYouCanPracticeMindfulnessEachDay.pdf



Headspace (guided meditation)  https://www.headspace.com/

Insight Timer (meditation timer app)  https://insighttimer.com/

Samsara (meditation timer app) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/samsara-timer/id592333521?mt=8