The Body-Mind Connection [LLS09]

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This course consists of two meetings organized on 9 October and 13 October


Karin Karis


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




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Detailed information about this course:


During this course we will explore how the evidence-informed practice of embodied awareness can be beneficial to increase resilience and prevent burnout. The healthcare environment can be challenging and demanding, causing a feeling of pressure and stress. This can lead to physical and emotional fatigue, disengagement, feelings of reduced accomplishment, and a myriad of physical ailments – these are signs and symptoms of burnout. We know the problem is caused by both organizational and individual factors and that a systems approach is necessary. We also know that developing your own personal skills gives you more agency over your own wellbeing. In this course you will learn skills you already have but that are undervalued in the rationality of our current society.

You will leave with insight into your own reaction patterns through experiential learning. You will develop practical skills to take better care of yourself and stay more balanced. The tools will help you to stay clear headed, calm and focused while making critical decisions and having to perform under pressure.


In this course, students:

  • Learn about the inseparable connection between body and mind and how to beneficially use that to take better care of oneself.
  • Learn about the relationship of embodiment and the interaction with oneself and others.
  • Learn to stay calm and focused while under pressure.
  • Learn to embody qualities necessary to enhance their own health and the health of others.
  • Learn to feel how they are doing and know what they need to sustain their own health and create healthy boundaries.

Participant profile

Students in the MSc Health Sciences programme (120 EC) and MSc Clinical Research programme (120 EC).



Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to the fee of the research master programmes (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for  Erasmus MC PhD candidates, provided they have an account in Hora Finita, the Erasmus University PhD registration system. When submitting the application, you can state that someone else pays your tuition fee.

In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.


25% reduction for all (international) PhD candidates without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD candidate.