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MiME Mindful Listening

October 26th 2023 at 19:00 - 20:00

Dr Kathryn Mannix
Writer and End of Life Care Campaigner
Retired Palliative Care Medicine Consultant and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Webinar facilitated by Michael Atkinson, Co-chair, Mindfulness in Medical Education (MiME), ASME

Are you a good listener? Do you listen to the words, the emotions, the meaning, the words left unsaid? Or are you more of a fixer? Do you listen to work out what you can do to sort things out?
Join us to think about how we can be more Mindful in the way we listen to people in distress. What is the essence of listening? How do we listen deeply? And how do we keep out of our own way?

The session, running from 7pm – 8pm, aims to develop participants’ understanding of the value of listening mindfully in healthcare practice, particularly toward patients and colleagues who may be experiencing distress.


More about Dr. Kathryn Mannix

Dr Kathryn Mannix  has spent her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses. Starting in cancer care and changing career to become a pioneer of the new discipline of palliative medicine, she has worked as a palliative care consultant in teams in hospices, hospitals and in patients’ own homes, optimising quality of life even as death is approaching. She is passionate about public education, and having qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in 1993, she started the UK’s (possibly the world’s) first CBT clinic exclusively for palliative care patients, and devised ‘CBT First Aid’ training to enable palliative care colleagues to add new skills to their repertoire for helping patients.

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