Poetry, Writing, and Reflection for Residents, MD Educators and Practitioners –– 3 workshops with Ronna Bloom, Mount Sinai Hospital's Poet-In-Residence

Wednesday January 16  Awake at Work  

Using writing as a platform, explore how simply showing up and attending to your own experience is the starting point for attending to others. Through guided exercises, you will have the opportunity to notice your personal, professional, and physical responses –– whether you're in an office, at a desk, or in a hospital room –– and to write about them in a reflective, open, non-evaluative way. See how being awake to yourself might help you be awake at work.

Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Avenue OT room 941
6PM-8PM
 
Wednesday February 13: Thinking of You: Letters to Ourselves and Each Other

In another part of the hospital is a person you know —  a patient, a student, a colleague. Or there's a part of the hospital you’ve never visited on another floor. Or a stranger you’ve seen alone in the halls. During valentine's week, we either cringe, or act loving, or feel privately lonely. This workshop is an opportunity to connect to a person or place through writing, a way to say ‘thinking of you.’ Though you won’t be actually sending the pieces you write, it’s a way to put down a few words of connection to yourselves and each other.

Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Avenue OT room 941
6PM-8PM


Wednesday April 10: Have You Seen the Patient?

Using reflective writing as a platform, explore what it is to “see” your patient, as a student, a care provider, team member, as a human being. Have a conversation with yourself and each other about the rich nature of patient-centred collaborative work.
 
Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Avenue OT room 941
6PM-8PM

Ronna Bloom is a poet, registered psychotherapist and author of six books of poetry. Her most recent book, The More, (Pedlar Press, 2017) was longlisted for the 2018 City of Toronto Book Award. Ronna is currently Poet in Community at the University of Toronto and Poet in Residence at Sinai Health. www.ronnabloom.com

There is no fee for participation in each workshop , but a firm commitment once registered is expected.
Please advise well in advance if you're unable to attend , as these workshops generally have a wait-list.
Inter-professional practitioners are welcome , space permitting.
You can register with : kyla.pretty@sinaihealthsystem.ca