Transforming healthcare begins with mindful, compassionate care.

Here are 5 simple steps to promote your wellbeing and improve care outcomes for your clients.

I'm Karen Laing, an Accredited Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and the founder of WisdomWay Institute and Birthways Inc.

Since 1990, I've been practicing mindfulness meditation and mindful caregiving. From this foundation of compassion in action, I became a midwife, lactation consultant, health educator and patient advocate. I created the Compass of Mindful Caregiving which emerged as a practical guide to not only inform my own practice, but also to train hundreds of care professionals and family caregivers.

I believe the power of presence is central to meeting the challenges facing healthcare, and that the art of embodied listening is what builds trauma-informed cultures of caring.