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Upcoming RISE Trainings

RISE training provies continuing medical education credits for professional development. RISE can be delivered to groups and/or individuals on-site at Kripalu, at the client site, virtually, or via a combination of all three.

 Upcoming On-Site Programs

RISE for Healthcare Professionals 
January 19-22 | Jennifer Johnston and Lisa B. Nelson

For information about RISE programs delivered at the client site, virtually, or as a combination of all three contact us to find out more.

We Bring RISE to Where It's Needed Most

For health and human services professionals, stress is in the job description. And it manifests in a multitude of ways—from burnout and decreased job satisfaction to higher rates of patient dissatisfaction

Here's what we know

  • 25% of healthcare workers don't take a break
  • 61% of nurses feel unable to give patients the care they deserve
  • At least 80% of social workers believe stress levels are affecting their ability to do their job
  • Chronic Stress has been linked to the six leading causes of death in America: heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, accidents, alcoholism, and suicide.*

That's where RISE comes in. Program length typically ranges from one to five days, and can be customized to meet your organization's needs. But RISE isn't just a one-time program. It's a transformation, driving lasting change through multiple, self-sustaining solutions. Please see specific programs for more detailed information and costs.

* Sources: American Institute of Stress, American Psychological Association, Community Care,

RISE is Evidence-Based

"There are a lot of things that happen to the body when you're in crisis that you can't do anything about, but you can control your breath, and that makes a huge difference."—Bridget Hughes, Hetrick-Martin Institute Senior Director, Youth Services

Deloped by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in partnership with doctors, nurses, and social workers, the RISE program brings together more than a decade of research in mindfulness, resilience, brain science, and human behavior.

RISE is specifically designed to support

  • Greater clarity and resilience
  • Improved social emotional intelligence
  • Better decision making through increased focus
  • Enhanced burnot rates
  • Renewed sense of purpose and empowerment
  • Connected, compassionate care of clients and patients.

RISE trainings have been rigorously evaluated by our research partners. Individuals and organizations who experience the RISE program report profound results. Our research outcomes have been widely published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Workplace Behavioural Wellness. For more reserach on the benefits of RISE view our RISE Resources & Research page.

RISE Mindfulness Tools Are Proven to
• Change the brain, making it easier to pay attention, stay calm, and tap into empathy
• Improve stress resilience in the moment and over time, as measured by heart rate variability
• Decrease compassion fatigue
• Reduce symptoms of secondary trauma
• Enable better risk managment
• Lower dropout and error costs
• Enhance provider-client and provider-patient communication and rapport
• Support health—mindfulness is linked with a 50% decrease in cold and flu symptoms and a 75% decrease in absenteeism.
Our Research Shows That RISE Participants Experience
32% reduction in perceived stress
13% increase in mindfulness
10% increase in empowerment.

RISE Facilitators

"As individuals within an organization start to implement these practices you start to see a culture change."—Dr. Barbara Vacarr, Kripalu CEO

Our expert facilitators bring years of eperience in delivering mindfulness programming, and are trained specifically to offer RISE to hospitals and human services agencies.

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