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Saturday, November 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Using contemplative practices to promote well-being and self-care among acupuncture students

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The demands placed on acupuncturists can contribute to high levels of stress and burnout. Self-care practices implemented regularly may decrease high levels of stress while also serving as ways to cope during particularly stressful times. In this 15-week curriculum, a group of acupuncture students were assigned various contemplative practices to promote self-care and prevent burnout. Innovative mindfulness methods were used such as choosing an item of mindfulness in advance, to focus on in an area of their life that brought them persistent problems or unease. Students were also taught how to stop the mind when faced with a difficult situation. Pausing allowed them the space to think through the situation with more clarity, therefore leading to better choices in life. After completion of the program, students self-reported feeling more centered, focused, and compassionate towards themselves and others.

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Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Table 42, CCA

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