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Wed, Aug 02


John Hope Franklin Center

Moving Shame Workshop Series (Duke School of Medicine)

A 3-workshop series seeking to advance interprofessional health trainees’ understanding & awareness of shame through yoga practices and small group discussion, led by Drs. Gemma Lucas and Will Bynum. Dinner + instruction provided over 3 consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30 pm (August 2, 9 and 16).

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Moving Shame Workshop Series (Duke School of Medicine)
Moving Shame Workshop Series (Duke School of Medicine)

Time & Location

Aug 02, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705, USA


About the Event

Shame is a powerful emotion that occurs in response to negative events such as making mistakes or experiencing mistreatment.  Shame in learners across the continuum of medical education can range from a fleeting emotion to a “sentinel emotional event” causing profound emotional and psychological distress, isolation, and impaired empathy, among other negative effects. Shame may be triggered by events related to patient care (e.g., medical error), learning (e.g., struggling to present a patient), assessment (e.g., low standardized test scores), and interpersonal interactions (e.g., mistreatment by a peer or supervisor), and it can be fuelled by factors such as perfectionism, comparisons to others, underrepresentation, and lack of psychological safety.

As we attempt to grapple with and understand shame in our medical training experiences, join Medicine and Motion for the Moving Shame Workshop Series, led by Drs. Gemma Lucas and Will Bynum.

This three-part workshop series will seek to recruit a small but diverse group of Duke interprofessional health trainees to advance understanding and awareness of shame through yoga practices, art activities, and intimate, small group discussion. Our goal in hosting this workshop series is to drive deeper engagement with shame experiences, facilitating resilience development and driving connection and belonging among interprofessional healthcare students in the process.

Dinner, yoga mats, and instruction will be provided over three consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30 - 8:30 pm in the John Hope Franklin Center's Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall (August 2, 9 and 16). Participants will get to keep their yoga mats at the end of the workshop series as well. Sign-up to secure your spot!

Gemma Lucas is a PhD researcher at the University of Exeter. In her research and teaching at Exeter she uses movement in various ways as a source of learning and meaning making.

Will Bynum is a family medicine physician practicing and teaching at the Duke University School of Medicine, where he is a residency program director and advisor to the Medical Student Wellness Committee. Will has completed his PhD in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University and researches the role of shame in medical education

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