Everyday in my clinical practice, I witness great suffering. Empathy, standing in another's shoes, was crushing me emotionally. Compassion, on the other hand, gave me a path forward. I was no longer just bearing witness to suffering but carefully evaluating what I could do about it.
Michelle Hofmann

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No Really, How Are You?

Emergency Medicine physician Megan Fix shares her personal story of how the simple act of a colleague asking, “No really, how are you?” changed her life.

How Environmental Services Balances the Scale of Resiliency

Step into the shoes of James Mwizerwa, environmental services supervisor, to learn how he and his team stay resilient and persevere through their demanding work.

Addiction is More Common Than You Think: Let's Eliminate the Stigma and Break the Silence

Addiction specialist psychiatrist Beth Howell addresses the stigma and silence of substance abuse in health professions. If you or someone you know is struggling, there’s a global community of anonymized support.

The Uncomfortable Conversation You Need to Have

Many people, including health care professionals, are turning to alcohol and other substances to help cope with the stresses of Covid-19. Licensed psychologist Kelly Lundberg shares how to talk to colleagues who may be silently suffering.

How to Find (or Reignite) Your Inspiration

After a year like none other, feeling inspired and motivated takes hard work. U of U Health’s Executive Director of University Hospital Service Lines & System Planning Alison Flynn Gaffney walks us through how to find and reignite inspiration and motivation.

How to Practice Three Good Things

Mindfulness educators Trinh Mai, Jean Whitlock, and Rob Davies guide us through a quick and simple exercise for reducing burnout and increasing well-being by remembering positive experiences and reflection.

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

Health care professionals are not usually trained how to prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)—only how to react/take care of patients when they have experienced it. The University of Utah Health’s Trauma and Injury Prevention team in collaboration with the Office of Network Development and Telehealth Education team are working to change this by training health care professionals to prevent IPV.

Say Goodbye to Physical Stress with These Three Tips

Stress manifests itself physically in the body. Throughout the past year, we’ve all been exhibiting stress physically to varying degrees. Tasha shares exercises and tips to reduce the physical manifestation of stress.

“I’m Really Worried About You” — How to Have a Conversation with a Colleague About Suicide

Coworkers are often the first to recognize when a peer is struggling under extreme stress. Psychiatrist Kristin Francis and psychologist Rob Davies share how to break through the discomfort and talk to your struggling colleague.

How are we doing? Three Questions for Team Reflection

Taking time to reflect after a crisis is crucial for recovery. The Resiliency Center’s Jean Whitlock shares a helpful exercise for teams to recognize and normalize their experiences, fostering a culture of well-being in the workplace.

How to Improve Your Patient Communication Skills

Communication is a skill; it takes practice. Clinicians Caryn Peters and Patricia Liu share their method for making meaningful connections with patients and teams.

The 2020 Pause

Pause practices are frequently used in the medical setting immediately following a traumatic event. The Resiliency Center’s Jean Whitlock shares a pause practice for 2020 to help teams recognize how far they’ve come—so we can all move forward together.