Being a physician is demanding and trying to balance a career in medicine with the responsibilities of home and personal life can at times seem impossible. Safe Harbour 2017 is all about taking a step back from the stresses of everyday life to rediscover the joys of being a physician and reinvigorate your passion for medicine. At this year's weekend retreat, we will focus on being resilient, being happy and living well.
Safe Harbour is a program of the NLMA Physician Care Network that gives physicians an opportunity to learn techniques and practices that will lead to a fulfilling career and balanced life. The retreat is set amidst the scenic backdrop of Trinity Bay at the world-class Fishers' Loft. The workshops are also open to spouses/partners and the retreat is family-friendly with a number of outdoor excursions and activities from which to choose.
The weekend wellness retreat will revolve around the theme of Life-Long Well-Being and Health and will examine aspects of Blue Zones, a concept used to identify a demographic or geographic area of the world where people live measurably longer lives.
This year's workshops include:
- Leading Your Best Life: A Coach-Based Approach to Resiliency, Clarity and Joy – Derek Puddester, MD, MEd, FRCPC
- The Science of Longevity and Living Well – Tracey Bridger, MD, FRCPC
- Mapping Your Own Blue Zone – Tracey Bridger, MD, FRCPC
- Creating your Happy Hour: Tips to Shed Stress – Speaker TBA
Spouses/partners may register for all workshops at a fee of $100 per day.
The weekend will include a welcome reception on Friday evening, a group dinner on Saturday evening, optional yoga on Saturday morning and a guided hike on the Skerwink Trail Saturday afternoon.
Physicians who attended past Safe Harbour retreats said it was “extremely enjoyable,” “very useful” and “thought provoking.” Others said the retreat “should be a mandatory pre-licensure requirement” and that it was “amazing how much could be achieved in a short timeline!”
For a look at what the retreat has to offer, watch the Fishers' Loft Conferences video below: