April 12–13, 2013
5578 S. State Route 202
Tipp City, OH 45371
2013 National Healer's Art Retreat
“Care of the Soul
Since 2010, Healer’s Art faculty from medical schools at Wright State University, Ohio State University, University of Kentucky and University of Wisconsin have held an Annual Midwest Regional Healer’s Art Retreat. The retreats have been supported by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., in the same way she supports Healer’s Art programs and Finding Meaning in Medicine groups throughout the United States and abroad.
Due to the wonderful success of the regional retreats, Dr. Remen has given her blessing for an Inaugural National Retreat. At this year’s National Retreat the overall theme is the importance of storytelling in Healer’s Art and in the profession of medicine.
Weaving the theme of storytelling into the retreat topics, we will explore physician resilience and relationships with colleagues and patients as well as ways to maintain meaning in medicine, such as narrative medicine, appreciative inquiry, mindfulness and the Healer’s Stance. This retreat also will allow time for quiet reflection in the midst of the beautiful grounds of the retreat center. Dr. Remen will be involved via a taped video interview made specifically for the retreat sharing her insights on the topic of “The Power of Story.”
“We hope this Healer’s Art Faculty Retreat will provide a time of renewal, networking for Healer’s Art faculty, education, and learning ways to enhance maintaining meaning in medicine during this time of change in medicine,” says Evangeline C. Andarsio, M.D., codirector of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Healer’s Art program and director of the retreat. Physicians who are not Healer’s Art faculty are welcome since the topics apply to all physician’s work.
The Healer’s Art is an elective course that the Boonshoft School of Medicine adopted in 2005. Currently used by more than 70 medical schools in the United States and abroad, the Healer’s Art emphasizes humanism, personal discovery and awareness, supportive relationships and service to help aspiring physicians nurture a sustaining sense of meaning and purpose in their chosen profession.