National RISHI Clinician and Student Well-Being Retreat

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

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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


  • $250 and includes continental breakfast and lunch
  • Cost of hotel and the Friday night dinner are not included.

“This retreat is for healthcare professionals and students seeking renewal in their work and personal lives.  The setting for the retreat and its theme offers a time of respite from our busy professional lives.  I hope you can join us for an incredibly enriching experience!” states Evangeline C. Andarsio, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Ob-Gyn at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.  Dr. Andarsio is the Chair of the Medicine-Spirituality Conference, and Director, RISHI and the National Healer’s Art program at Wright State University at Boonshoft School of Medicine.


You can contact Dr. Andarsio at

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Last edited on 01/09/2020.