resourcing healthcare professionals

Compassion, Attunement & Resilience Education (CARE) combines the latest innovations in mindfulness science with peer-led group council practice to deliver a powerful and sustainable skills-based program for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Our CARE program for healthcare professionals offers improved





improved health & resilience

The tools and practices taught in the CARE program enhance morale and strengthen resilience in the face of stress, leading to

  • improved health
  • more positive relationships with colleagues and patients
  • sustainable work-life balance

Through this program, Beyond Us & Them equips those responsible for public health and well-being with tools and resources by which they emerge as healthy individuals themselves.

Contact us to request more information on the CARE program.

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medical professional showing signs of Physician Burnout

practical tools for reducing burnout  

Council reduces the emotional exhaustion and depersonalization identified as two of the three domains most highly correlated with risk of burnout. Listening without judgment and speaking authentically lessens isolation and fosters empathy, leading to an ability to practice with less cynicism towards colleagues and patients

The CARE Program offers practical skills for recognizing and managing stress, honing attention, regulating emotions, and enriching relationships with colleagues and patients. 

Our evidence-based approach helps develop better self-awareness and self-regulation, protecting against acute and chronic dysregulation, which can lead to burnout and other negative health implications.

evidence-based & scalable with replicable results

Through a robust evidence-based curriculum, interactive exercises and small group councils that teach participants durable techniques for developing greater self-awareness, participants are equipped to communicate more effectively with peers, as well as patients, providing a higher quality of care.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with our team below.

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physician burnout: addressing an epidemic

Burnout amongst healthcare professionals results in myriad personal and professional repercussions. Studies have demonstrated that individuals experiencing burnout are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, as well as a host of other health consequences, including:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • hypercholesterolemia
  • coronary heart disease
  • hospitalization due to cardiovascular disorder
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • changes in pain experiences
  • prolonged fatigue
  • headaches
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • respiratory problems
  • severe injuries

Burnout may also contribute to the increased risk of suicide that exists among healthcare workers; as many as 400 physicians die by suicide each year in the US, more than twice that of the general population.

  • More than 50% of US physicians report symptoms of burnout
  • 24% of ICU nurses tested positive for symptoms of PTSD
  • 33 % of new registered nurses seek another job within a year
  • 59% of physicians would not recommend a career in medicine to their children
  • Costs for burnout-related turnover among physicians and nurses may exceed $40 billion annually.

A solution is needed, and fast.

council for healthcare providers

The benefits of council practice are available to all healthcare providers via our online Social Connection Councils. These council circles are open to everyone and encourage slowing down and bearing witness to our experience on the frontlines, keeping our communities healthy and safe.

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CAMFT Approved CE provider for Mental health professionals_Beyond us & them


council training ​for mental health professionals

Are you a mental health professional in ​need of CE contact hours? Our foundational council training is CAMFT approved and provides a thorough introduction to the pedagogy and practice of council and offers 15 CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.

This workshop is an opportunity to develop your understanding of, fluency with and capacity to engage in and facilitate council.

help us expand our work with healthcare professionals

We rely on the generosity and support of our allies and partners to fund our transformative work. Help us expand our programming with healthcare professionals.

Click below to find out more about supporting our work through one-off gifts, or become a regular supporter and gain unlimited access to our social connection councils.

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