Wellness Grand Rounds is a series of quarterly, one-hour lectures on wellness topics of interest to faculty. Some lectures are linked to opportunities for faculty to participate in wellness programs, often at a reduced cost. Recent topics included mindfulness-based stress reduction, brain plasticity, and finding joy in your work.

You are invited to attend the Spring 2015 event of the Wellness Grand Rounds series, sponsored by the Campus Council on Faculty Life.

The Rythmn of Change: Adapting to new professional realities with mindfulness and purpose

Presented by Helge Osterhold, PhD, MFT
Thursday, June 4, 3:00–4:00 pm

Mission Hall MH1401/1402
Mission Bay Campus
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Adjusting to changing environments can be exciting but may also often be stressful. This is particularly true of “big” life changes and those that are outside of our direct control. While the opening of the Mission Bay Hospitals has been an exciting event for many reasons, these changes have placed new demands on faculty – for those who have moved to this new setting and who must let go of what was familiar, but also for those who have been “left behind.”

Using lecture, reflection and dialogue, this session will offer an opportunity to:

  • Understand some key psychological components of dealing with change
  • Learn simple and effective mindfulness techniques to engage with changes
  • Understand how to minimize unnecessary distress related to change
  • Gain insight on personal factors that help or hinder adjusting to change

Dr. Helge Osterhold is an educator and psychotherapist. He is the founder and coordinator of the staff support program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and Co-Chair of the BCH C.A.R.E. Committee (Culture of Appreciation, Recognition and Excellence). He teaches on topics that touch on the intersection of psychology, spirituality and medicine at UCSF and California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Osterhold has a private psychotherapy practice with a focus on life transitions and just recently
published his first book, The Body’s Code – Synchronicity and Meaning in Illness and Injury. He has recently been supporting the Children’s Hospital leadership team and staff, as well as the School of Nursing leadership team and faculty, transitioning to Mission Bay.



For more information please contact CCFL coordinator Irené Merry.

Insider Tips: How to Succeed as Faculty and Family in San Francisco, November 18, 2014. Presented by Adams Dudley, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Medicine and Health Polic; Ying-Hui Fu, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology; Steve Gitelman, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatric; Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP, Clinical Professor, Family Health Care Nursin; Elizabeth Ozer, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics; and Arun Sharma, BDS, MS, Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

On the Practice and Science of Meditation, presented by Daniel Lowenstein, MD and Mylo Schaaf MD, MPH, DTMH; October 8, 2014.

Keeping Your Heart Alive in Healthcare, presented by achel Naomi Remen, MD, Thursday, May 1, 2014. (Recording, Links: Finding Meaning in Medicine Resource Guide and Three Question Journal Exercise)

Collaboration and Calm in an Over-Connected Workplace, presented by Roni Zeiger, MD, CEO, Smart Patients, Tuesday, April 8 (Recording)

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, presented by Stuart Eisendrath, MD. March 12, 2013 (Slides)

Positive Emotion in the Midst of Stress: It’s not Crazy, It’s Adaptive, presetned by Judith Tedlie Moskowitz, PhD, MPH. Summer 2012 lecture (Flyer)

Neutralize Stress and Re-Energize! presented by Dr. Eleanor Vogt. RPh, PhD and Dr. Henry Kahn, MD. Spring 2012 lecture

Leading an Integrated Life: Beyond the Balancing Act, presented by Dr Catherine Dower. Summer 2010 lecture

Mindfulness in Daily Life: Coping with Stress by Being Present, presented by Dr. Larissa G. Duncan. Spring 2010 lecture

Dr. Michael Merzenich presented the seventh lecture in the series, entitled: Brain Fitness and Health. View the Dr. Michael Merzenich lecture

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen presented the sixth lecture in the series, entitled: Service as a Way of Life: Reclaiming the Joy of Our Work. View the Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen lecture

Dr. Judith Moskowitz presented the fifth lecture in the series, entitled: Positive Emotion in the Midst of Stress: It's Not Crazy, It's Adaptive. View the Dr. Judith Moskowitz lecture

Dr. Donald Abrams presented the fourth lecture in the series, entitled: Healthy Aging for the Health Professional. View the Dr. Donald Abrams lecture

Dr. Kevin Barrows presented the third lecture in the series, entitled: Mindfulness and Well-Being: Art and Science. View the Dr. Kevin Barrows lecture

Laurel Mellin, MA, RD, presented the second lecture in the series, entitled: Retraining the Brain for Resiliency and Joy. View the Laurel Mellin lecture

Dr. Robert Sapolsky presented the first lecture in the series, entitled: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers and Faculty Do: Stress and Health. View the Robert Sapolsky lecture




Contact Irené Merry at Irene.Merry@ucsf.edu with questions or feedback about Wellness Grand Rounds.
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