RechargeMD: Transforming Burnout to Well-being

Revitalize your practice, recharge your energy, and rediscover satisfaction in medicine.

Physicians don’t have time to recharge and recover quickly from work demands. Challenging patient interactions, overbooked clinic schedules, and endless charting leave clinicians exhausted on a daily basis. Current attempts have failed to adequately address burnout at institutional and individual levels as indicated by burnout levels continuing to rise. 

We have developed and studied a short pragmatic program that helps physicians identify unhealthy habits and coping mechanisms related to clinical practice, and importantly, to change these to support well-being and improve patient interactions. Using podcast and app-based delivery mechanisms, physicians report a 40% decrease in anxiety, a 30% reduction in burnout (cynicism), and a 14% increase in self-compassion for up to two months after only seven fifteen minute audio lessons. Exit interviews report that they want more.

To address this need, we are offering RechargeMD.  After completing the free, seven session prerequisite podcast/app-based short course, physicians can participate in a six-hour virtual training program delivered via Zoom over the course of four weeks (1.5 hours/week). Through modeling, small group interaction, and live practice sessions, physicians will: (1) build on knowledge and skills learned in the short course to sustain and foster healthy habits and (2) gain effective tools to work with common patient interactions, resulting in enhanced healthcare effectiveness and improved physician satisfaction.  Additionally, the program will offer an ongoing grassroots community where physicians can come together to support and learn from each other.

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Join our community of physicians committed to personal growth and professional excellence today.


The first step for those interested is to complete the (free) seven session mini course  delivered by app or podcast:  


After completing the mini course, those interested can register for the RechargeMD program which includes:

  • Six-hour virtual training (once weekly for four consecutive weeks on Wednesdays from 12:30-2pm Eastern Time)
    • Course dates for the fall 2023 training cohort: October 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1 from 12:30pm -2pm ET
  • An optional ongoing free weekly support group is available to graduates of the program. 

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2024 Dates coming Soon!

Wednesdays in April from 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST

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Jud Brewer, MD, PhD (“Dr. Jud”), is a New York Times best-selling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 25 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback. He has trained US Olympic athletes and coaches, foreign government ministers, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED (4th most viewed talk of 2016, with 19+ Million views), the New York Times, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera (documentary about his research), Businessweek and others. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, among others.

Dr. Brewer founded MindSciences (which merged with Sharecare Inc. in 2020) to move his discoveries of clinical evidence behind mindfulness for anxiety, eating, smoking and other behavior change into the hands of consumers (see for more information). He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017), the New York Times best-seller, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2021) and the forthcoming book The Hunger Habit: why we eat when we’re not hungry and how to stop (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2024).

Robin Boudette, PhD, is a psychologist with more than 25 years of clinical experience. She co-founded the Medical Center at Princeton Eating Disorders Program and founded the Mind-Body Health Team at Princeton University. She has worked with hundreds of individuals to change self-defeating, unwanted habits.  Robin has studied integrative medicine training extensively in both yoga therapy and mindfulness meditation and is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructor.  She has presented at national professional conferences, weekend workshops, and retreats including working with a global community of healthcare professionals and Olympic athletes. 

In 2016, Robin began working with Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, co-leading weekly online groups for app users.  She developed a training program for healthcare professionals and became the Training Coordinator for Mindsciences offering training in habit change interventions to providers across the globe with Jud for seven years.  She is currently researching the Unwinding Anxiety app for those with migraine.