The University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development and the Permanente Journal, Kaiser Permanente present

The Seventeenth Annual

Taos Writing Retreat for
Health Professionals

 July 31 - August 6, 2016

At the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in
Taos, New Mexico



Doctors, nurses, psychologists, physician assistants, ethicists, medical students, other health professionals...


Pursue your writing in an environment that provides maximum space for personal exploration and growth.


Mornings from nine to noon, after optional morning meditation, participants meet in the graceful Luhan House classroom to write alone and with each other, to read and discuss poems and literary passages, and to discuss various aspects of writing.  Afternoons are free for scheduled writing and/or wellness consultations with faculty members, for optional small group meetings, and for solitary writing, reflection, and communion with the beauty of Taos.  Evenings we gather together for activities including reading, videos, and wellness/mindfulness.


Too often in hospitals and clinics, in busy professional lives, there is no time for reflection. But here, left-out stories are told, shared, and written. The writers are relaxed and energized. A synergy occurs through a mix of fellow writers, gorgeous surroundings, fabulous food, spontaneous encounters that add up to more than the sum of the parts.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Pieces written at the 2016 retreat will be published in a special Taos Issue of the Permanente 'leaflet' in 2017.




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