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Cruise Your Inner Passage (While Paddling Alaska's Inner Passage)

Alaska’s beautiful wilderness waterways are usually cruised in luxury liners, viewing nature from a distance. This journey, as we paddle the Inside Passage, will be an Inner Passage—from where physicians work in a world of constant pressures, operating in a survival mode—to an immersion in nature, to deeply get in touch with the self that is involved in complex and challenging work, and to physically and emotionally renew our energies.

This 15-credit AMA PRA Category 1 CME course will take us to the heart of a wild coastal ecosystem in Alaska’s Panhandle. Using wilderness as a metaphor for inner exploration and renewal, our journey will use experiential learning to deepen our understanding of

personal values, personal strengths and calling and give us tools to not only survive but to thrive in the current environment of practice.

Dr. Paolini will lead the course in conjunction with Kurt Hoelting, author of The Circumference of Home, and a certified Mindfulness Instructor who was a commercial fisherman and wilderness guide in Alaska for decades. Enjoy seven days at a rustic lodge nestled in the heart of Alaska’s Inside Passage, daily kayaking expeditions, camping in the Tongass National Forest. Price includes room and board, kayaking and camping equipment, the 15-hour CME course (including Mindfulness Training), and a powerboat round trip into the wilderness from Petersburg, a colorful fishing community on Mitkof Island, Alaska.

Here are some photos from last year's trip :

This trip will take place from July 23-30 and the cost is $3,350 per person. For more information visit our event page or email :

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