In attempt to foster social connections and offer space for engagement and reflection during these uncertain times, we are offering virtual versions of traditional narrative medicine group work, live via Zoom.
REGISTRATION PROCESS: Register using the links below. You will receive confirmation at the time of your registration with the information and link to join. Please be sure to save this information for access at the time of the meeting. You will be able to register up to 15 minutes before the start of the session, after which registrations may not be approved for security reasons. Please join sessions promptly by the start time, as we will be locking each session after a 5-minute grace period to make the space as secure as possible. We are using a tool called Zoom for Healthcare, rolled out recently at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Zoom for Healthcare is a HIPAA, PIPEDA & PHIPA compliant video conferencing software with secure, real-time encrypted messaging.
Also, to be sure you are able to participate fully and with ease, it is helpful to ensure you have the latest version of Zoom installed, which you can access here: https://zoom.us/download
The next live virtual sessions are scheduled for the following times (with more to be added, so check back for updates). All are welcome to any of the language sessions. **Please note: The United States moved clocks one hour earlier to Daylight Savings Time on March 14th, so all times for English Sessions are in EDT. Please be sure to confirm your current time difference when joining the next sessions!**
Follow the links to register for sessions in English:
- Wednesday May 12th, 2021 at 12pm EDT: Register Here
- Monday May 17th, 2021 at 6pm EDT: Register Here
- Monday May 24th, 2021 at 6pm EDT: Register Here
Greek Language Sessions/Συνεδρίες Ελληνικής Γλώσσας:
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- Τρίτη 13 Απριλίου 8:30 μ.μ. EEST/1:30pm EST: εγγραφείτε εδώ
- Κυριακή 25 Απριλίου 8:30 μ.μ. EEST/1:30pm EST: εγγραφείτε εδώ
Spanish Language Sessions/Encuentros de Medicina Narrativa en español:
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- sábado 15 mayo, 13:00 EST (17:00 UTC): inscríbete aqui
Italian Language Sessions/Laboratori di Medicina Narrativa in Italiano
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Da febbraio in poi, i laboratori avranno luogo il primo sabato del mese:
- sabato 10 aprile dalle 16 alle 17.30 (10-11:30am EST): Cliccare qui per registrarsi
- sabato 8 maggio dalle 16 alle 17.30 (10-11:30am EST): Cliccare qui per registrarsi
- sabato 5 giugno dalle 16 alle 17.30 (10-11:30am EST): Cliccare qui per registrarsi
Polish Language Sessions/Sesje w języku polskim – All are welcome!
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As always, each session will be led by trained narrative medicine facilitators and will offer group connection and reflection through a text, image, or music for up to 100 participants. Groups will read and examine the work closely and discuss what we see, with the facilitators offering guidance and background. There will be opportunities for reflective writing and sharing what is written. We continue to hope these hour-long sessions might offer a moment of solace and space, along with an opportunity for reflection and connection with others.
We also encourage you to check back here following sessions, as we will post a follow-up to each live session with the materials and prompts used, and you will have the opportunity to post your writing and respond to others there.
We would love to learn more about your experience of these sessions, so if you’re able, please take the time to fill out a follow-up survey of two quick questions!
If you have questions, or would like to schedule a personalized narrative medicine session for your organization or team, email us at email@example.com.
Be sure to follow our social media pages for updates as well, and check back here frequently for updates!
See posts from previous sessions below: