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1 – This article is written for physicians, but it provides helpful tips for all palliative care providers.


This article highlights six mindfulness techniques that physicians can try to reduce stress and improve focus:

Pause and Breathe: Take a moment to pause, breathe, and notice your surroundings, helping to stay calm and focused during stressful situations. Mindful Meditation: Practice meditation by being aware of the breath and gently returning focus when the mind wanders, even for short durations. Awareness of Feelings and Thoughts: Observe thoughts and emotions without judgment, viewing them as passing clouds in the sky. Find Your Feet: Be mindful of the position and sensations in your feet, which can help ground you in the present moment. Make Ordinary Tasks Extraordinary: Approach routine tasks with curiosity and freshness, noticing the details of the activity. Body Scan: Lie down and scan the body, observing sensations without judgment, which can aid in cultivating awareness and promoting better sleep.

These techniques have been found beneficial by physicians and mindfulness practitioners in various aspects of their lives, contributing to reduced stress and enhanced focus.

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