WELCOME to StressPal Frontline: Essential Resilience Self-Care and Burnout Prevention
Hospitals, health systems and related healthcare facilities face systemwide challenges that can lead to clinician distress, burnout, turnover and shortages, while struggling to address growing patient safety concerns. This innovative, comprehensive program trains you in leading evidence-based cognitive, behavioral and physical strategies that you can immediately apply, even in the heat of the moment, to maintain and build our personal resilience.
Our cast of characters model stress-triggered responses and intervention strategies, with compelling storytelling in this video rich experience. You customize the program to your valued directions, in a self-guided, incremental learning model, over 5 levels, with ongoing stress relief exercises and resources you can access from any device.
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 4 hours over four weeks, self-paced in incremental steps, with breaks between levels for application in daily life. Unlimited access for 12 months.
Scroll down for CE Activity and curriculum information, and user perspectives.
THIS IS A CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITY: Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and StressPal.
- Physicians – maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Nurses – 4.0 contact hours
- Psychologists – 4.0 continuing education credits
- Healthcare Team – 4.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credits
Fee: $125/participant. (Discounted bundles available for groups. Please inquire.
If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at email@example.com.
For full Accreditation Information, CLICK HERE. If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR INDIVIDUAL LEARNERS: If you are an individual seeking to buy a single training course for yourself, you are in the right place to GET STARTED.
FOR ORGANIZATIONS/TEAM MEMBERS: Healthcare organizations and groups may subscribe to discounted bundles for their team members and receive a unique access code for easy sign on. LEARN MORE.
Key features: In compelling video-based case studies, personalized segments, life practice, and brief mindfulness exercises, Learners are introduced to leading mindfulness-based therapeutic intervention strategies, in an innovative integration with cognitive behavioral approaches, and a collection of mindfulness meditation exercises used in clinical practice. Confidential and secure (anonymous to the learner). A dedicated peer-to-peer community is built-in (optional to post/share). Scroll down for a curriculum overview.
RECENT ARTICLES by the course directors/faculty, James Monroe PhD and Pennie Sempell JD:
Combating Burnout in Frontline Workers: The clinical case for resilience training (Physicians Practice 2020)
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Evidence-based StressPal Frontline is a private and secure online medical education platform that provides training in essential resilience self-care, in incremental bite-sized steps, with breaks between levelsto apply what you have learned.
The program was built by a team of clinicians and health education experts, and is specifically designed for healthcare organizations of all sizes and specialties.
Access: This web-based program is accessible on any device through these internet browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Safari. No download is required.
EASY SIGN-IN. CLICK: GET STARTED
Step 1 - Enter your first name or nickname, and an email to receive program reminders and free resources.
Step 2 - When prompted, enter payment by credit card or PayPal, or enter the access code provided by your organization.
Step 3: Begin Level 1, Step 1. There are 5 levels. All learners receive a completion certificate in the final step.
For CE Credits: No other pre-enrollment is needed. All you need to do is start and complete the program. At the final Step 27, there is a direct link to Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), who will process your CE claim, evaluation form, and immediate issuance of your certificate.
Confidential and Private: Your personal information is never shared with anyone without your consent. We abide by strict standards of the California Consumer Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation. Reports are aggregated and anonymized.
If you, or someone you know, is in crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 is there for everyone.
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- 5 Levels
- Coaching By StressPal
- Community Support
- iOS & Android
Flexibility and Resilience
Expand your vision of what self-care means as you develop the capacity to become more psychologically flexible and resilient. After a check-in assessment, you are introduced to the science and meet our cast of characters. The level ends with a mindfulness exercise used in clinical practice.
Stress-Triggered Thoughts and Feelings
You begin applying the Three Mindfulness Reflections Model and cognitive strategies to defuse stress-triggered thoughts and feelings that you can start to use in your life now. Includes: Animated case study, personalize and life practice segments, and mindfulness exercise used in clinical practice.
You will learn to defuse stress-triggered behaviors - such as defensiveness, excessive mistakes, avoidance and sacrificing personal activities - with leading cognitive and behavioral strategies. Includes: Animated case study, personalize and life practice segments, and guided mindfulness exercise.
Stress-Triggered Physical Responses
Integrating the levels of awareness, you learn to apply evidence-based cognitive and physical strategies to stress-triggered physical responses - such as excess substance use, skipping workouts, poor sleep and diet. Features case study, the "Monsters on the Bus" metaphor and a mindfulness exercise.
A Different Lens
Going forward, you have a Resilience Toolbox that you can use in the face of stressors at work and home. Improved psychological resilience is associated with many cognitive, behavioral and physical benefits and reduced burnout. You will be better able to model more resilient responses with others.
StressPal has had a tangible impact
"StressPal has had a tangible and even measurable positive impact on my abilities to cope and not be mired in emotions. I have shared the program with colleagues at the height of emotional overload, overwork, fright and burnout. StressPal does a beautiful job of addressing our troubles by first making use feel heard and known, and then with definitive actions we can take to manage our stressors and improve our well-being, allowing us to continue to provide high quality care to our patients."
I have benefited greatly
"I am a healthcare professional. I am blown away at the emphasis on awareness. I am on my valued directions portion of the training. I am taking the training in between my meetings and it is easing my stress level. For weeks now I have benefited greatly in identifying, managing and creating new mindfulness skills through their program."
Absolutely loved the meditation modules
"The animated case studies are very realistic to my clinical experience as a physician. I absolutely loved the meditation modules and could have used more of those or more repetition of the same concepts for improved retention. Your voices are so soothing and calming and the message is wonderful. I also very much enjoyed the meditation visuals."
It is truly an innovative program
"I am a licensed psychologist, in practice since 1988. As a cognitive behavioral practitioner, I am very well versed in mindfulness practices acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and CBT. I found the program to be quite engaging. The information and techniques presented are scientifically based, state-of-the art and powerful. This program will be a very useful tool in training stress resilience and psychological flexibility."
"Overall, this is an outstanding program. I personally found it valuable and useful (will certainly be applying the principles). The navigation is easy. The pace is just right."
This is powerful medicine
"When I was given the chance to beta test the program, I was very pleased with the results. It was just the what I needed to begin mastering the skills of stress resilience. The storytelling was compelling, while the guided meditations and instructional segments really helped put the techniques to practical use. I can’t imagine there is anyone who couldn’t benefit from better stress resilience during this difficult and highly stressful time. This is truly powerful medicine."