Sustainable Support:
Physician  community 


Membership model to support wellness

physicians and allied health care/wellness professionals

We wanted to design something that is creative, meaningful. 

What you get

  • Power of community

  • co-created wisdom; we don’t have the answers, this is not a unilateral delivering of wisdom.  Rather, sitting with and living the (messy) questions together

  • the ability to be a force for change


-to be a part of an easily accessible community that supports physician wellness and is independent of school or institution 

-for physician leaders/changemakers to learn how to care for themselves and also develop tools to take back to their organizations

-to be a part of meaningful change 

-this is for the physician who feels burnt out, isolated, lacks resources/support, feels disconnected from meaning and purpose, and is looking for tools + care

-we want to lift the profession up 



6 pillars of wellness for “the whole physician”

 Self care/stress management (this could include pieces on nutrition, sleep, movement, etc. as well)


  • Mindfulness

  • Compassion for self and others

  • Creativity (could include Narrative Medicine practices here) 

  • Meaning and purpose 

  • Continued growth/evolution

  • Community 

What do you get 

-monthly webinar (could feature an expert interview if we would like) for learning/community/practice

-monthly journaling/reflective practice circle

-newsletter (frequency tbd)

-monthly guided meditations 

-free access to summit plus discount on all SC offerings and coaching

-virtual or in person retreats 

-FB group (or similar/preferable platform)

-buddy system/pods depending on size/growth 


-$45/month with clause that cost should not preclude participation (or have lower rate for med students + residents) 

-Potential titles 

-The Healer’s Circle

-The Doctor’s Lounge

-The Break Room 

-Growing Towards Wholeness

-The Wholehearted Physician–A Safe Space for Transformation 

-The Well Physician Community 

-The Sustainable Caring Community:  (for physicians/for wellness professionals)

Random notes:

-need ground rules for participation
-need a disclaimer that this is not medical/psychiatric care or therapy 

Community Leaders 

Nicole Marie Reilly, M.D., M.A., LMFT completed her undergraduate training at the University of San Diego, medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine outside of Chicago, Illinois, and Anesthesiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center.


She completed the Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. She is a lover of yoga and a certified 500-hour yoga instructor through YogaWorks. She has undergone mindfulness-based stress reduction training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and other senior faculty of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Most recently, Nicole completed a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University to transition her career to focus on mental health. She is now a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Newport Beach and loves working with individuals, couples, and families. Her therapeutic style is attachment-based, collaborative and infused with mindfulness and compassion-based interventions with the hope of creating a safe space for clients to explore their deepest needs and concerns.


Cayce Howe is a senior mindfulness and meditation teacher in Southern California and co-founder at Sustainable Caring. 


Cayce has been studying and practicing meditation since the late 80's and lived at meditation centers for 6 years. ​He has been teaching for over a decade at mental health facilities, corporate environments, Universities, residential retreat centers and hospitals in the US and globally. 


Cayce is also an author and co-host of the "More Happiness Less Suffering Podcast.