– published in Australian Family Physician, June 2009
Dr. Ramesh Manocha from Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Australia -minutes from the Meditation Seminar for GPs
A total of 299 GPs attended the seminar, from which 293 provided visual analogue scale on the day.
Important to be mentioned is that the feedback from the GPs participants to this workshop with Sahaja Yoga meditation was very positive, with 98% of the respondents indicating that their learning needs had been fully (54%) or partially (45%) met and 97.5% indicating that the event was fully (56%) or partially (41.5%) relevant to their medical practise.
Pre- and post-K10 data was provided by 111 GPs. The mean pre-K10 score for these GPs was 17.2 (SD: 5.67); the post-K10 score was 14.7 (SD: 3.92), with 25.1% of the ‘at risk’ participants moving to the ‘low risk’ category. Mean compliance with meditation was 79.5%. A meditation workshop for GP wellbeing is practical, feasible and appealing to GPs. Quantitative feedback from the workshop indicates its potential as an effective mental health promotion and prevention strategy.
- A low cost, nonprofit meditation workshop for GP wellbeing is practical, feasible and appealing to GPs
- A meditation workshop for GPs has potential as an effective mental health promotion and prevention strategy.
- Given the increasing attention on the issue of GP stress and wellbeing, meditation represents an important addition to GPs’ self care resources.
Let’s Sit and Meditate now ..
“Meditation is such a soothing thing, such a beautiful way of connection with the divine, that all your problems get solved in that meditative mood ..”
Shri Mataji – founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation