Health and Healing Programs

InsightLA is Where Health and Healing Happen

Programs for Hospital Staff, Patients and their Families

Whether it’s your place or ours, InsightLA’s mindfulness and self-compassion trainings, staff retreats and mini-courses are good medicine for body and soul.

Let us help you, your patients, and your clinicians summon the health and healing from within. We'll help you design the program that meets your needs.

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Today’s challenging health care environment puts health care professionals at increased risk for stress and burnout. Research suggests that mindfulness and self-compassion training programs are powerful tools for promoting staff health and well-being, job satisfaction, and staff retention, and even for improving patient care and communication.

Our tailor-made programs are based on thirty years of research demonstrating that mindfulness and self-compassion practices improve health and reduce stress common to clinical providers.

Help your staff discover the strength and resilience from within

InsightLA instructors have designed and taught mindfulness-based interventions and programs for medical centers, including the Veteran’s Administration and Children’s Hospital. In fact, our very own Dr. Christiane Wolf, along with a colleague, wrote the book on it: "A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness" -- now in bookstores and online.

This brief video captures our work at the Greater Los Angeles VA.

“Why mindfulness for the VA”

Choose the program that's right for your team

Whether it’s designing a Mindful Moments campaign or a series of lectures and mini-courses to introduce your team to “everyday mindfulness at work,” we’ll create a program just for you. We’ll attend and teach at your staff meetings, design and promote Lunch and Learns, and offer ½ day self-care retreats. Let us know how we can help.

A sampling of InsightLA Health and Healing programs:

Train the Trainers: Our unique train-the-trainers program will transform the culture of your hospital and develop a cadre of mindful clinicians for your patients and their families.

Mini-Courses and Self-Care Retreats

Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Self-Care Classes for Patients and their Families

Online Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Classes for your Hospital Staff

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an 8-week evidenced-based course

  • Reduces psychological distress and negative behavioral symptoms
  • Decreases emotional reactivity
  • Reduces pain
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Increases resilience
  • Provides a sense of balance, well-being and ease

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an 8-week evidenced-based course

  • Increases self-compassion and compassion for others
  • Increases life satisfaction
  • Reduces anxiety, stress and depression
  • Increases positive health behaviors (i.e., diet, exercise)
  • Teaches how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Teaches how to motivate oneself with encouragement instead of harsh criticism
  • Teaches how to transform challenging relationships, both old and new

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