Self-Compassion: Create Your Self-Care Strategy

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Self-Compassion: Create Your Self-Care Strategy | Watch Live | 9 September 2021 | 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Create practical and sustainable strategies for self-care in your professional and personal lives

The Physician Wellbeing Programme at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is pleased to present this online event designed to help healthcare professionals to create sustainable habits and employ useful coping strategies in these challenging times.

For this event the RCPI Physician Wellbeing Programme has partnered with the Rise Wellness Programme which specialises in providing participants with a toolbox of simple and effective practices that can help to ease stress and restore wellbeing. It’s founders, Barry Lee and John Slattery, will guide attendees to apply practical and effective techniques that integrate insights from the latest in neuroscience and the most ancient in ancient in practical wisdom.

Join us for this event.

The online session is on Thursday, 9 September, from 4pm-6pm. We also plan to run follow-up clinics with Barry and John to facilitate you creating and embedding your self-care strategy in September.

The attendance fee is €50 for all attendees. We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a very special event on 9 September.

The RCPI Physician Wellbeing Programme provides support, training and information to doctors at all stages of their careers. Please view the Physician Wellbeing Programme, to view the support, training and information we provide for doctors at all stages of their careers.

About Rise Wellness

Barry and John are the directors of the Rise Wellness Programme. Grounded in mindfulness and designed to equip busy professionals with the fundamentals of wellbeing, Rise guides attendees to apply practical and effective techniques, which are now more relevant than ever than ever before. Rise integrates insights from the latest in neuroscience and the most ancient in practical wisdom. Participants leave with a toolbox of simple and effective practices, a refreshed outlook and increased resilience.

Can't attend? Recordings will be available to watch online afterwards

There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.

To get access to our full digital library of lectures on Panopto, simply click here.

A link to these online recordings has been shared with all postgraduate medical training bodies in Ireland.

How to join this webinar

First, you must book your place at the webinar on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.

On the day of the event, the steps are:

  • Log in to with your username and password (the same credentials used to book this event)
  • Click on the link for RCPI Brightspace
  • In your list of courses you will see Self-Compassion: Create Your Self-Care Strategy. Click on this.
  • Click on "Join the Live Webinar" - This will launch Zoom, the system we are using for live webinars.

Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 5pm on the day, but we recommend logging in ten minutes ahead of time.

To join this webinar on Zoom you will need a computer (Windows or Apple) or mobile device with internet access and speakers.

If you're joining on a computer

If you're joining the webinar on a computer you can use the Zoom desktop website. You do not need to download the Zoom app - if you see a pop up message about the app, you can dismiss this.

The Zoom website functions best on Google Chrome.

When you click on the link for "Join the Live Webinar" you will see a message asking you to open Zoom. Click on “Open Zoom”.

You will then be asked for your name and email address. Once you’ve entered these details, click on “Join Webinar”.

If you’re joining on a mobile device

If you're watching the webinar on a mobile device you will need to download the Zoom app. To save time on the day, we recommend downloading the app in advance:

Click here for the iOS Zoom app

Click here for the Android Zoom app

When you open the Zoom app click on “Join a Meeting”. You will need to enter the meeting ID number. The ID number for this week's event will be sent to you via email beforehand.

You can find additional help with joining Zoom webinars here

How to submit questions to the panel

Before the event

If you have any questions for our panel please email them to and we will endeavour to have these answered as part of the event. Alternatively, you can submit questions via Twitter @RCPI_news.

During the event

We are now using Zoom to broadcast our live webinars. When you open Zoom to watch the live webinar you will be able to submit questions to the panel during the event.

To submit questions to the panel:

  • Open the Q&A window in Zoom while you are watching the live event
  • Type your question into the Q&A box and click Send
  • Check Send Anonymously if you do not want your name attached to your question in the Q&A

It may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.

Barry Lee

Barry is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and experienced yoga instructor and chair of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland. After practicing as a corporate lawyer for 10 years, Barry pivoted his career and now shares the benefits of these practices making them as accessible as possible for others both in the legal profession and beyond.


John Slattery

A chartered accountant by training, John is now working to inspire and motivate people and organisations as coach, trainer, facilitator and speaker. He completed a HDip in Psychology and holds an international coaching accreditation.

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