Dr Emily Amos
MBBS FRACGP DCH IBCLC
Emily is a passionate teacher of all things mindfulness.
She is a General Practitioner, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 200hr yoga teacher, university tutor and mindfulness meditation teacher who has found unique ways to teach these skills to a variety of audiences. With her generalist medical background and further training in areas of interest, she approaches 'burnout', stress management and productivity in a multifaceted way.
After the process of facing her own battle with burnout and searching for a way to combine her love of education with her desire to help others, Emily founded the resource hub and blog The Healers Health Collective seeking to be of service to her colleagues who may at some point also find themselves on the path towards burnout. Using her breadth of experience in holistic self care and wellbeing practices as well as a comprehensive understanding of the science of behaviour change, Emily developed the concept of Basic Life Support Self Care™ which she teaches in workshop format to hospitals, health services and workplaces. She now joyfully embraces her innate skills in the "art and humanity of medicine" and thoroughly enjoys speaking to groups on topics such as mindfulness, self awareness & self compassion, burnout & holistic stress management and self care in healthcare.
Passionate about the professional longevity of her colleagues in healthcare, Emily helps doctors find clarity, stillness and balance in their personal and professional lives with colleague Dr Lucy Burns via their Whole Hearted Medicine holistic self care & wellbeing retreats for doctors . She also continues to use her skills and training in breastfeeding medicine and mindfulness to provide mindfulness based breastfeeding, newborn care and parental wellbeing education to new parents via her MORE THAN MILK online courses.
In a truly 'portfolio career' centred around the practice and teaching of mindfulness, Emily continues to work as a surgical assistant as well as teaching medical students mindfulness, self care and behaviour change at Monash University as part of the acclaimed 'Health Enhancement Program' run by mindfulness expert Associate Professor Craig Hassed.