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Mindful Change Management: Mastering the Art of Adaptability, 6 Week Course

Empowering Dental Teams: Mastering Change Through Mindfulness

Unlock Resilience, Embrace Change, Elevate Success

Welcome to our transformative 6-week Mindful Change Management Course, designed to equip dental professionals – from independent office staff to Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) – with the tools to navigate change with grace, efficiency, and mindfulness.

Why Mindful Change Management?
Change is the heartbeat of progress, and the dental landscape is no exception. In the realm of DSOs acquiring new practices, effective change management becomes a crucial lever for seamless integration and growth. But how do you ensure a smooth transition that respects the culture of the acquired practice while aligning it with your vision?

That’s where mindfulness comes in. This course introduces a revolutionary approach to change management, one that recognizes that transformation goes beyond procedural shifts. With mindfulness, you’re not just managing change; you’re crafting an environment that fosters adaptability, nurtures relationships, and maximizes productivity.

Course Highlights:
🧠 Week 1: Foundations of Mindful Change – Understand the core principles of mindfulness and how they apply to the dental field. Lay the groundwork for a successful change journey.

🌀 Week 2: Cultivating Resilience – Learn techniques to develop mental and emotional resilience, allowing you and your team to face challenges with clarity and determination.

🌟 Week 3: Navigating Transitions Mindfully – Explore strategies to guide your team through transitions smoothly while maintaining a positive atmosphere.

🤝 Week 4: Fostering Collaborative Change – Discover the power of effective communication and collaboration during times of change, ensuring unity within your dental community.

🚀 Week 5: Embracing Growth Mindset – Harness the potential of a growth mindset to see change as an opportunity for innovation and advancement.

🌎 Week 6: Sustainability and Beyond – Learn how to embed mindful change practices into your daily operations for lasting success.

Who Should Attend:
Whether you’re an independent dental office staff member seeking personal growth or a Dental Support Organization executive aiming to revolutionize change management within your practices, this course is tailored to you. Embrace mindfulness as a bridge between vision and reality, and watch your dental journey transform.

Your Mindful Change Guide:
Marni Blythe is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in both the dental and mindfulness realms. With their guidance, you’ll gain insights that transcend traditional change management methods.

Invest in a Future of Success:
Change doesn’t have to be a daunting challenge. It can be an opportunity to shine. Join us in this 6-week Mindful Change Management Course and embrace change with mindfulness as your compass.

Ready to embark on a journey of transformation? Enroll now and pave the way for a future where change is a catalyst for greatness.

🌐 Enroll Today:
Spaces are limited. Secure your spot now and empower your dental journey with mindfulness. Reach out to Marni for more information.

Embrace Change, Elevate Success – Mindful Dental Change Management Course.

We will meet virtually or in person for 1 hour per week where we will participate in guided meditations, group discussions, and practical exercises, all tailored to work in a dental office. All participants receive a workbook that they will utilize. We keep teams connected and supported through a Group Chat.

Teams will also receive resources and support to integrate mindfulness into their daily routines, both at work and at home.

In recent years, there has been a growing movement in the business world toward mindfulness. Advocates within Fortune 500 and 100 companies like: Google, General Mills, Aetna, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, Nike and the Hospital for Special Surgery advocate for mindfulness programs that can help to improve focus and productivity as well as reduce stress and anxiety. 
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What is Mindfulness?
    • Mindfulness means you focus on what is happening now, practice nonjudgment, and do whatever you are doing with intention and purpose.
    • The practice is not religious or spiritual unless you want it to be.
    • It’s about thinking before speaking, acting with awareness, creating inner peace, and changing our brain structure to manage life more effectively 
    • A mental state is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. 
    • Mindfulness techniques can include mindful breathing, mindful eating, mindful walking, body scans, or guided meditations. By cultivating mindfulness, individuals can develop a greater sense of self-awareness, emotional regulation, and mental clarity, leading to increased resilience and a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Why Mindfulness?

A mindfulness program can be extremely beneficial for a dental practice for several reasons:

  1. Stress reduction: Dental professionals often work in a high-stress environment, dealing with demanding schedules, intricate procedures, and patient anxiety. Mindfulness practices can help reduce stress by teaching individuals how to respond more effectively to stressors and maintain a sense of calm in challenging situations.
  2. Enhanced focus and concentration: Mindfulness practices can improve focus and concentration, enabling dental professionals to perform complex tasks with greater precision, efficiency, and attention to detail.
  3. Better communication and teamwork: Mindful communication practices can foster better understanding, collaboration, and empathy among dental office team members. This can lead to a more supportive and harmonious work environment, ultimately benefiting both the staff and patients.
  4. Emotional regulation: Mindfulness helps individuals become more aware of their emotions and teaches them techniques to manage their emotional responses. Dental professionals can benefit from improved emotional regulation, as it allows them to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult patients or challenging situations.
  5. Improved patient care: Mindful dental professionals are more likely to be present, attentive, and compassionate with their patients. This can lead to better patient experiences, increased satisfaction, and improved outcomes.
  6. Personal well-being and self-care: Mindfulness promotes self-awareness, self-compassion, and overall well-being. By engaging in mindfulness practices, dental professionals can enhance their own mental health and well-being, making them more resilient and better equipped to cope with the demands of their profession.
  7. Increased job satisfaction: Mindfulness practices can help dental professionals find greater satisfaction and fulfillment in their work. This can lead to improved job performance, reduced burnout, and a stronger sense of purpose and meaning in their profession.
  8. Patient anxiety reduction: Dental professionals who practice mindfulness may be better equipped to help patients manage their anxiety and fears related to dental procedures. A calm, present, and empathetic dental professional can create a more positive and comforting atmosphere for patients.

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“We take better care of our smartphones than we do of ourselves. We all know how much battery remains on our phone – but we don’t know how much battery remains in ourselves.” Ariana Huffington, Huffington Post on Mindfulness.

Jeff Weiner, former CEO of LinkedIn, has spoken about the value of meditation in leadership. He’s been quoted as saying, “Managing compassionately is not just a better way to build a team, it’s a better way to build a company.”

Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, has been quite open about his mindfulness practice. He has been credited with saying, “The business of business is improving the state of the world.”

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft,Nadella has been known to talk about the concept of empathy and its importance in innovation, which aligns with the emotional awareness that mindfulness cultivates. He’s quoted as saying, “Empathy will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.”

Incorporating a mindfulness program in a dental office can lead to a healthier, more productive, and happier workplace, ultimately benefiting both dental professionals and their patients.

What are some common objections or misconceptions people have about mindfulness?

  • Mindfulness is religious or spiritual: While mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, the practice itself is secular and can be beneficial to individuals regardless of their religious or spiritual beliefs. Mindfulness programs focus on cultivating present-moment awareness, emotional regulation, and stress reduction, which can be universally helpful.
  • Mindfulness is time-consuming: Some team members may worry that participating in a mindfulness program will be time-consuming or interfere with their busy schedules. However, mindfulness can be practiced in a variety of ways and durations, including short, focused exercises that can be easily integrated into daily routines.
  • Mindfulness is just about relaxation: While relaxation can be a byproduct of mindfulness practice, the primary goal is to cultivate a non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness helps individuals become more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations, enabling them to respond more effectively to stress and challenges.
  • Mindfulness is only for people with mental health issues: Although mindfulness can be helpful for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression, it is also beneficial for those who want to enhance their overall well-being, improve focus, and develop emotional resilience.
  • Mindfulness is a quick fix: Mindfulness is not a one-time solution but rather a continuous practice that requires commitment and effort. The benefits of mindfulness tend to accumulate over time as individuals develop greater self-awareness and emotional regulation skills.
  • Mindfulness is passive or indulgent: Some may view mindfulness as self-indulgent or passive. In reality, mindfulness encourages active engagement with one’s experiences, promoting self-awareness, self-compassion, and personal growth.

Is there research to support the efficacy of mindfulness training?


Here are three research studies that highlight the success of mindfulness practices in healthcare settings, including dentistry:

Shapiro, S. L., Schwartz, G. E., & Bonner, G. (1998). Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on medical and premedical students. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(6), 581-599.

This study examined the effects of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on medical and premedical students. The results demonstrated significant reductions in self-reported anxiety, depression, and stress among participants, suggesting that mindfulness training can be effective in improving mental well-being among healthcare professionals.

Dehlin, J. M., & Finkelstein, M. (2017). Mindfulness, perceived stress, and subjective well-being: A correlational study in primary care health professionals. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17(1), 338.

This study explored the relationship between mindfulness, perceived stress, and subjective well-being in a sample of primary care health professionals. The findings showed a strong negative correlation between mindfulness and perceived stress, and a positive correlation between mindfulness and subjective well-being. This supports the idea that mindfulness practices can be beneficial for healthcare professionals in managing stress and promoting well-being.

Mousavi, S. S., & Mousavi, S. S. (2019). Mindfulness training and quality of life among dental practitioners: A randomized control trial. Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects, 13(1), 9-14.

This study investigated the impact of an 8-week mindfulness training program on the quality of life of dental practitioners. The participants who underwent mindfulness training showed significant improvements in their overall quality of life, general health, and mental health scores compared to the control group. The findings suggest that mindfulness training can be a valuable tool for enhancing the well-being of dental professionals.

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