CENTER FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Office for Well-Being
Pausing to enjoy life's 'awe' moments can have tremendous health benefits
The Office for Well-Being's own Dr. Darshan Mehta was featured on WCVB Boston News on February 17, 2023. He speaks about the importance of giving yourself time to pause and reflect in everyday moments.
TEDxMGH December - "Doctors are Humans: Breaking Painful Stereotypes"
Dr. Giusy Romano-Clarke was undeterred by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in pursuing her goal of becoming a doctor. But behind her strong façade, she struggled with insecurity and self-questioning.
Confidential Consultation with Dr. Darshan Mehta
Schedule one-on-one consultation where you may speak confidentially and “off the record” about your own personal and institutional concerns.
Additional Employee Resources
Additional support available for faculty and trainees at the Mass General Hospital
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News and Events
Mondays, 8-8:30am on Zoom
Join Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, Director of the Office for Well-Being for a guided meditation session on Monday mornings. Register and receive Zoom link
Wednesdays, 8-8:30am on Zoom
Join a different guest meditation leader every week for a guided meditation session on Wednesday mornings.
Register and receive Zoom link
TEDxMGH December - Doctors are Humans: Breaking Painful Stereotypes
Dr. Giusy Romano-Clarke was undeterred by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in pursuing her goal of becoming a doctor. But behind her strong façade, she struggled with insecurity and self-questioning. Click here for her inspiring story
Are you interested in giving a TEDxMGH talk? Click here to submit your story!
Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity.
Journaling with Olga - Catching Fireflies
March 24th | Watch webinar
Olga Katsovskiy, MHA, offered a fun hour of journaling activities designed to free your creative spirit and improve your self-care through writing.
Music by Young and Restless Composers at Berklee
April 7th | 12-1pm
Professor Joo Park will host brand-new music compositions written by her students at Berklee. The pieces include song, orchestral, and piano music in various styles!
Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi©
April 21st | 12-1pm
Join Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi© certified teacher Barry Friedman in exploring the traditional principles of Tai Chi in a relaxed, informal and experiential session.
Writing for Joy
May 5th | 12-1pm
Join published author, essayist and expressive writing teacher Áine Greaney Ellrott to discover how expressive writing can bring joy, comfort and clarity to our personal and professional lives.
Visit the Fun Fridays MS Stream channel to watch former sessions
Do you have a teachable talent you would like to share? Click here to submit your Fun Friday idea!
Lifestyle Group Coaching
Lifestyle Group Coaching Workshops for Wellness
Applications now closed for Mar-Apr 2023 cohort.
Work together along with facilitator Dr. Beth Frates, lifestyle medicine pioneer and seasoned coach, to identify ways that you can enhance your health and happiness without adding extra time to your schedule. With registration, you’ll receive an e-book of Paving the path to wellness workbook: A guide to thriving with a healthy body, peaceful mind, and joyful heart. This workshop series will have limited spots available.
Facilitator: Elizabeth “Beth” Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM, is the Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness in the MGH Department of Surgery and the Director of Wellness Programming at Spaulding’s Stroke Institute for Research and Recovery. She is a lifestyle medicine coach and President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Frates is the author of Paving the path to wellness workbook: A guide to thriving with a healthy body, peaceful mind, and joyful heart.
Well-Being Education Grants
These grants (up to $750 per year) will help defray the cost of professional training or continuing education around resilience and well-being. The grant is open to clinicians and investigators.
Eligibility: Graduate students, post-docs, residents, fellows, and faculty, whether clinicians or investigators. Primary appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Applications are now closed for the March - August 2023 grants cycle. Applications will open in July 2023 for the September 2023-February 2024 grant cycle. Click here for more information
MGH Wellness Champions
The MGH Wellness Champions were asked to list the three words that represent key values and goals for well-being in our institution. This Word Cloud presents their vision.
Participating faculty and staff in the MGH Wellness Champions program, by department:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lectures and Seminars of Interest
Check out this inspiring talk on Well-Being!
As part of the Quality, Humanism and Professionalism series, Dr. Shannon Scott-Vernaglia gave a phenomenal presentation on health and well-being for the MGH Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds.
Watch the recording
Check out "Stories that Heal: Supporting Each Other Through the Darkness of Depression"
Drs. Shannon Scott-Vernaglia and Megan Fix confront the sensitive topic of depression, prevalent in healthcare providers but most often left unaddressed, by sharing their own stories. They encourage storytelling as a healing act and a way to decrease the stigma of seeking help and demonstrate how each of us in academic medicine can support one another and change the norm of silence around mental health issues. Watch the recording or listen to podcast.
|Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
Director, Office for Well-Being (OWB)
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About the Office for Well-Being
The Office for Well-Being at Mass General aims to improve well-being across the career span by designing initiatives to improve resilience and to create a positive work culture that supports well-being.
Dr. Darshan Mehta, Director of the Office for Well-Being, provides individual consultations to clinical and research faculty, postdocs and graduate students. During such consultations, faculty are able to speak confidentially and “off the record” about their own personal and institutional concerns. Emphasis is placed on a holistic approach to well-being including intellectual, emotional and physical health.
Our goal is to have well-being as a routine institutional performance metric with targeted interventions, tailored coaching and incorporating discussions of well-being in professional contexts (e.g., annual career conference). The Office for Well-Being aims to provide resources to promote self-care, working in collaboration with resources across Mass General Brigham including, but not limited to, the Employee Assistance Program, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General, the Frigoletto Committee on Physician Well-Being/Mass General Physicians Organization and the Center for Physician Well-Being in the Mass General Department of Medicine.
The Center for Faculty Development offers consultations and seminars to assist in the career development of faculty and trainees.