The Centre for Resilience in partnership with the British Holistic Medical Association hosted a one day conference on building resilience and compassion in the NHS on 10 June 2013.
The presenters were Dr David Reilly, was until last year, the Scottish Government's National Clinical Lead for Integrative Care. He leads the Healing
Shift Enquiry exploring healing process and wellness enhancement.
His ideas have been adopted as the core of the Fifth Wave document exploring future Public Health in Scotland.
Bruce Cryer is Global Director of the USA’s Heart Math Institute. Its research into heart rate variability biofeedback has opened a window into the physiology of mindful presence. HM’s practical ways of tracking the relaxation response in real-time are the foundation of courses for practitioners - including staff programmes as far apart as in Kaiser Permanete in the USA and London’s Barts NHS Trust. Their aim is to build compassionate health-care environments 'from the inside out'.