Educational Programs


DATE: April 9, 2020

As you are acutely aware the COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyone’s schedule in health care for multiple reasons.   Also, we are aware that this national and global COVID-19 health crisis is a constantly fluid and evolving situation.

These workshops are not conducive to remote training. Both workshops curriculum rely on an immersion experience of large and small group work to model listening skills, compassionate presence, reflection, and training in self-care tools. Unfortunately, it is difficult to offer this experience via an online platform.

The Ohio Dept of Health Medical Director stated that here in Ohio some models predict that cases may peak in late April to mid-May.  Thus, we made the decision to cancel the May 1-3, 2020 Tending the Flame, (TTF) and July 15-19 Healer’s Art Faculty Development, (FDW) and Power of Nursing, (PON) Workshops.

Now more than ever, there will be a need to create innovative safe spaces for sharing our stories and opportunities for reflection. RISHI will be working to assist you during this process to create those safe spaces.

This is a time when health care professionals, residents, and students will be faced with demands coming from everywhere to respond to this crisis.  I do not need to share the list…you know those demands.  Also, as we deal with this crisis we are facing the realization that our colleagues may become ill from COVID-19.  These demands can lead to increased stress mentally, physically, and morally which can lead to burnout.

Wishing you, your families, and your health care team to stay healthy while caring for patients during this COVID-19 health crisis.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at

Since 1991, The Remen Institute for the Study of Health & Illness (RISHI) has provided education and support for health professionals who aspire to bring their hearts into their work and are dedicated to practicing a medicine of service, human connection and compassionate healing. The programs we have patiently grown from seed now reach deep into the lives of thousands of participants including physicians, physician assistants, nurses and veterinarians; medical, nursing, and veterinary educators; medical, nursing and veterinary students; and others in the healing profession. This transformative education supports participants to hold to their values, their humanity, and their excellence, and to renew their commitment to themselves, to their patients and to their chosen profession. To learn more about our programs, click on links below:









  • Overview
  • Finding Meaning in Medicine (FMM)
  • Finding Meaning in Nursing (FMN)
  • Finding Meaning in Residency (FMR)
  • Finding Meaning in Medical Students (FMMS)
  • Finding Meaning in Service Work (FMS) – Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Groups
  • Finding Meaning in Hospice Work (FMH)

NOTE: In the future we will be developing a FMM Online Forum and will add it under this category

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