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The Mind-Heart Connection – Jonathan Fisher, MD

June 13, 2023
Episode 74
Duration: 34:48

Jonathan Fisher, MD, FACC’s personal mission is to help others train the mind and heal the heart. Dr. Fisher is a cardiologist, certified mindfulness teacher, and well-being and resiliency leader at Novant Health, supporting a team of 38,000. He is also the founder of Mind Heart Now, LLC, delivering keynotes and workshops on mindfulness, stress mastery, total well-being, and heart-centered leadership for teams and organizations globally. In 2020 he co-founded the Ending Physician Burnout Global Community and organized the world’s first global summit dedicated to ending clinician burnout, with over a thousand participants from 43 countries. Dr. Fisher completed his medical training at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and Harvard University. His first book “Just One Heart: A Cardiologist’s Guide to Healing, Health, and Happiness” will be released in early 2024.

In this episode, Dr. Fisher talks about how he came to medicine and his experience of burnout, depression, and disillusionment in his early career. That experience led him to take a deep dive into ancient wisdom traditions, but with a scientist’s mind. He also shares the seven traits of the heart (steadiness, wisdom, openness, wholeness, courage, lightness and warmth) and how bringing these into healthcare practice creates presence, connection, and, ultimately, healing.

Links related to podcast:

  • Just One Heart: A Cardiologist’s Guide to Healing, Health, and Happiness presale page
  • Dr. Fisher’s Linkedin
Jonathan Fisher