Learners from ALL clinical, humanities, social sciences and arts-based disciplines are welcome to register.
Foundation in Narrative Based Medicine (Certificate Program)
October 2022 – February 2023
Jointly led by an expert in narrative-based medicine and an accomplished writer, both of whom have extensive experience working with health professionals, this intensive program is taught in two parts: the first focuses on the theory and practice of narrative-based medicine, with the second seeking to improve learners’ creative and reflective skills as writers and readers. The program is Canada’s only virtual intensive certificate program in narrative-based clinical practice. Domestic and international learners across all disciplines are welcome.
Self-Compassion and Self-Empathy: Mindfulness Meditation in Life and Professional Practice
October 22, 2022
This two-part workshop explores different aspects of mindfulness and approaches to reflection, well-being and resilience. Each 1. 5 hour session will help learners develop an enhanced understanding of the link between mindfulness and resilience. Practical tools and resources will also be shared. The workshops will be taught by Bill Gayner and Sarah Kim, two experienced clinicians and mindfulness practitioners.
An Introduction to Visual Narrative: An Art Gallery Workshop
October 29, 2022
This workshop introduces learners to a spectrum of ways of engaging with visual art in an art museum context. Through exercises of close looking, guided drawing, and reflection, learners will approach art via its basic utterances of colour, line, and pattern to develop an appreciation of forms of expression and witnessing. Through an exploration of narrative artwork, learners will also develop a relationship to visual story-telling and its value for professional and personal growth. The workshop combines practices of relational aesthetics and graphic medicine to enrich learners’ visual literacy, capacity for reflection, and appreciation for the relevance of visual art to the practice of medicine.
Practicing Narrative-Based Medicine in Real Life – Half-Day Master Class
November 19, 2022
Taught by Allan Peterkin and Michael Roberts, this half-day master class offers a deeper dive into the practical applications of Narrative-Based Medicine for your patients, for your practice, and for yourself. Learn about the fascinating history of Balint Groups, how to encourage patients/clients to write about their healthcare experiences, and further strategies for collaborative story-telling with patients/clients.
Advanced Creative and Reflective Writing Workshop for Health Practitioners
November – December 2022
This four-session series is designed for writers with some experience seeking to improve their creative and reflective writing skills. Each session will focus on a particular literary genre (e.g. memoir, fiction, poetry) and feature brief lecture, small group discussion of published work, and an ongoing conversation about themes and questions in creative and reflective writing within the health humanities. Activities and exercises in every session will offer participants a space to write, read, try out new methods and approaches for prose and poetry, give each other feedback, and share and hone work with peers in a safe and encouraging environment. Offered via Zoom, sessions last 2.5 hours and take place every two weeks; in between, an online forum will allow for continued collaboration and connection.
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THE NARRATIVE-BASED MEDICINE LAB
Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
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