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.
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. We have an advanced registration process for these sessions. We regret that this adds a few steps and a little advanced planning to participating, but preserving the safety of the communal space is our top priority.
*UPDATE TO REGISTRATION PROCESS* 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. We are able to offer this change due to the latest Zoom updates, and we are hoping this slightly streamlines the process to register and join.
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.
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.
Follow the links to register for sessions in English:
- Monday July 13th, 6pm EDT: Register Here
- Wednesday July 15th, 12pm EDT: Register Here
- Monday July 20th, 6pm EDT: Register Here
- Wednesday July 22nd, 12pm EDT: Register Here
- Monday July 27th, 6pm EDT: Register Here
- Wednesday July 29th, 12pm EDT: Register Here
Greek Language Sessions/Συνεδρίες Ελληνικής Γλώσσας:
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- Κυριακή 28 Ιουνίου, 6 m.m. EEST: Εγγραφείτε εδώ
Polish Language Sessions/Sesje w języku polskim – All are welcome!
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- Czwartek 16 lipca, 18:00 CET: Zarejestruj się tutaj
- Wtorek 21 lipca, 18:00 CET: Zarejestruj się tutaj
- Czwartek 30 lipca, 18:00 CET: Zarejestruj się tutaj
Italian Language Sessions/Laboratori di Medicina Narrativa in Italiano
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- sabato 11 luglio dalle 16 alle 17.30 (10-11.30 EST): Cliccare qui per registrarsi
- sabato 18 luglio dalle 16 alle 17.30 (10-11.30 EST): Cliccare qui per registrarsi
Spanish Language Sessions/Encuentros de Medicina Narrativa en español:
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- sábado 18 julio, 14:00 EST: inscríbete aqui
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: