MD Aware pp 25-38 | Cite as

Class 1: Attention and Awareness

  • Stephen Liben


Students arrive for their first Mindful Medical Practice (MMP) class, coffee cups, water bottles, and cellphones in hand. Many are talking to each other and/or texting as they walk in. Some enter the class and have a look of surprise on their face when they see the chairs (with no desks or tables) facing each other in a circle. They may or may not make eye contact with the teacher as they choose their seat. They finally all arrive and are seated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Liben
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  1. 1.McGill Programs in Whole Person CareMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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