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April 12 @ 9:30 am - April 13 @ 12:00 pm


The Wounded Healer: Exploring Compassion & Empathy for Self and Others in Health Care

Mills Park Hotel, Yellow Springs, OH 

 As health care professionals we are all wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.  Dr. Remen suggests “it is our woundedness that teaches us to be gentle with the wounds of others, to trust the natural and mysterious process of healing and to develop an innate compassion and empathy for others, so that those in pain are not alone when they are with us, and know that they are safe with us.  Our wounds do not diminish us, they make us trustworthy.”  This workshop offers an opportunity to reflect on the Wounded Healer archetype.

Are you seeking reflection and renewal in your professional and personal life?

If so, please join us for an incredibly enriching experience! This 1-½ day workshop will draw on the award-winning discovery model methods of the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (RISHI). This workshop offers nourishment and self-care for healthcare professionals and medical/nursing students. Medical and nursing students will have their own small groups to explore the archetype of the wounded healer.

Join Evangeline Andarsio, MD, RISHI Director and Mary Pat Thomas, MS, RN, AHN-BC Director, RISHI Power of Nursing to…

  • Awaken the experience of respite, quiet and peace
  • Explore the Wounded Healer archetype using reflection, experiential exercises, art, symbolism, narrative, journaling, generous listening and small group sharing
  • Experience the difference between compassion and empathy
  • Learn strategies to foster compassion for self
  • Experience the compassionate support of a professional community
  • Enhance compassion and resiliency using a soul collage and self-care tools
  • Discover hiking, biking and personal exploration in peaceful Yellow Springs, Ohio

COST: $250 (includes continental breakfast and lunch).  Cost of hotel and the Friday night dinner are not included.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Full registration fee is due by April 10, 2019. A full refund (less processing fee of $25) will be issued for cancellations on or BEFORE March 12, 2019. Cancellations after March 12 will forfeit registration fee. For further information regarding the training contact Evangeline Andarsio, MD at Evangeline.Andarsio@wright.edu. For questions regarding registration, payments, travel, hotel or other customer service issues, contact Jeff Staats at 937-245-7450 ext 4 or Jeffery.Staats@wright.edu.

Hotel and Travel Information

Lodging: The Well-Being Retreat will be held at the Mills Park Hotel, 321 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. A special discounted room rate has been negotiated for workshop attendees at the Mills Park Hotel: $125 plus tax/night (Mon. thru Thurs) and $175 plus tax/night (Friday & Saturday). Deadline for discounted room rate is March 12, 2019.

Lodging note: The Mills Park is a small, beautiful hotel, noted for its personalized care, and rooms sell out quickly. If you want to stay at the Mills Park Hotel, please know that it is very important to make reservations well in advance. Online reservation is not available. Please reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at 937-319-0400.

Additional lodging: We can provide names of alternative accommodations in a range of prices in the immediate vicinity of the event.

Travel: Participants fly in from all over the country to attend The RISHI Clinician and Well-Being Retreat. If you are arriving by plane and will be renting a car, consider the following airports:

CME and Nursing CE Accreditation:

Information will be forthcoming.

Disclosure policy: The Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of any educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Disclosure Information: The speakers, presenters and planning committee members for this educational activity disclose no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Disabilities Statement: 

As an organization accredited for continuing medical education (CME), Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act rules and regulations. If any participant is in need of accommodations, written requests should be submitted at least one month in advance.


April 12 @ 9:30 am
April 13 @ 12:00 pm


Mills Park Hotel
321 Xenia Ave
Yellow Springs, OH United States
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© Wright State Physicians © Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine © Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., © Evangeline Andarsio, M.D.