Wellbeing for Health Professionals
Testimonials from Past Course Participants
"This course enabled me to gain knowledge on the importance of wellbeing and the tools for wellbeing. I have used these tools to connect with my young daughter each evening. This gives me a lot of fulfillment and my daughter enjoys spending more time with me. I have also been able to practice self-compassion and take better care of myself. Professionally, I am now better able to integrate wellbeing practice into my consultancy work."
"Firstly, this course has taught me to identify burnout in myself and others and in so doing I’m able to help others with coping. Secondly, I find that this course has taught me to always take a pause when I feel things are getting a little stressful. In doing so, I’m able to actively manage the stress levels"
"In my personal life, juggling motherhood, being a doctor and in school for my master’s, I have learned to separate the issues and be present in each fully without forgetting myself. I am able to be more efficient, more compassionate."
Research shows that health professionals are at high risk for burnout.1-4 Many health professionals report at some point in their career experiencing constant physical or emotional exhaustion; being easily irritated and frustrated; the inability to focus or think clearly; and lack of sleep or too much sleep—all symptoms of burnout. These experiences were heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.5-7
The Wellbeing for Healthcare Professionals is a nine-week course taught by University of Washington faculty, Britt Yamamoto, PhD, and Izumi Yamamoto, MA, co-founders of Perennial, a community-based leadership non-profit organization in Seattle. The course will guide you in creating a wellbeing practice tailored to you that will benefit your day-to-day life and serve as a valuable tool during challenging or stressful times.
In this course you also will learn more about the importance of wellbeing, the science behind wellbeing, the connection between wellbeing and burnout, internal and external obstacles to wellbeing, and how wellbeing impacts the larger community.
By better understanding these important concepts and building a daily wellbeing practice of your own, it is our hope that by the end of this course you will have the tools, skills, and knowledge needed to prevent burnout in your professional career and be able to thrive in your work and life.
Example Course Module
We are making part of the second module available for free so that you can learn more about the course. This free access is available anytime, there is no need to log into our system or identify yourself. We have not included discussions or assignments, but you will have access to a few of the lectures and readings. Is this course right for you? Check it out!
This online course has videos, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and wellbeing assignments.
You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs. If you are participating independently, the online discussion boards provide a forum for these types of discussion.
The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.
This course is geared for health professionals who want to invest in their wellbeing and prevent potential workplace burnout as well as for leaders who want to support members of their team in developing resiliency and sustainability in their careers. The course is well suited to individuals in any position at any level in the workforce.
If part of a site group, your site coordinator will manage your group's enrollment fee. You may be asked to contribute towards this site fee.
If an independent participant, you will be invoiced based on details and preferences you note in your application. OECD/LMIC rates are based on your current location. Invoices are sent soon after the application period is over.
|Site Group Enrollment||Shipped Certificate (to site coordinator)|
|OECD Site Groups||5-15 people: $199 USD per person; 16-40 people: $3000 USD|
|LMIC Site Groups||5-40 people: $1500 USD|
For site groups made up of participants from a high-income country (OECD), the fee is determined by how many people are in your group. For groups of 16-40 people, the fee is $3000 USD. However, for smaller groups (OECD), we offer a discounted rate of $199 USD per person.
For site groups made up of participants from a low-middle income country (LMIC) we further discount the site rate down to $1500 USD for groups of at least 5 people (with a cap of 40 people for this course).
For site groups that may have a mix of both LMIC and OECD participants, the fee is based on the LMIC rate (of $1500 USD) plus $199 USD per OECD participant. However, if it is more economical, a flat rate of $3000 USD is also an option. Please inquire with us if you have questions about the fees at your site.
|Independent Participants||Emailed Certificate (PDF)||Shipped Certificate|
Payment is accepted via Flywire, a program that allows you to pay in your own currency or via wire transfer, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards. You will receive instructions to submit payment once you have been accepted into the course.