Nurses are struggling. Burdened by constant change, heavy workloads, and high emotional demands – nurses are just trying to make it to the next day. While more than half of nurses surveyed in a recent study by Mental Health America were experiencing compassion fatigue, a stunning 45% of nurses reported not having adequate emotional support.
Many healthcare organizations are just trying to keep everything together as they move forward. However, many nurses are lacking the programs, tools, and support they need to be able to overcome burnout and build their resilience.
Anne Darrow, RN, BSN, is one such nurse who has felt the pressure of her hospital being overwhelmed with patients. Her resilience was waning, and she like many of her co-workers are just trying to survive to the next day. “There are no words, it’s been traumatic," said Anne. “We have had to work extremely long hours and extra days without breaks. The hospitals have been full above capacity with the same number of staff to provide the care. We have given until we are empty, feel inadequate, heartbroken, exhausted physically and emotionally.”
This is the reality for nurses across the country. It’s clear that nurses need resources and support in order to be their best. We offered Anne a chance to take our resilience training course, which is specifically designed for nurses.
"I was 'all in' after seeing the short video of Dr. Thompson posted on the sign-up page," said Anne. "I can't imagine a hospital or nurse that wouldn't benefit from this course - it's awesome. Patricia is a perfect instructor. She's very easy to listen to. The modules are engaging and the right length for me to stay focused. I'm enjoying, learning, and being encouraged! It's so important for the nursing profession to know and share these valuable skills. We need them, and so do our patients and their families!"
Anne Darrow, RN, BSN
Our 100% online Resilience Training for Nurses program helps nurses like Anne to master their resilience so that they can be their best selves, both personally and professionally. Not only does resilience help nurses perform better on the job, it also leads to less turnover and greater patient safety.
The mental health and well-being of our frontline healthcare workers is vital, and we believe that every nurse should have the tools and opportunity to take care of themselves. Are you ready?
As a result of taking the course, participants will learn:
--The importance of resilience for mental health and on-the-job performance
--The unique challenges that compassion fatigue poses for those in healthcare professions - and what to do about it
--Research-based lifestyle habits that support personal resilience
--Physical and psychological strategies to manage stressful emotions in the moment
--Communication tips to manage interpersonal conflict, which can often trigger workplace stress
--How to integrate newly-developed resilience habits into daily life
To help participants to maximize their learning, the course also includes worksheets, a review quiz, guided meditations, a bonus e-book on how to make a powerful life transformation, and the ability to ask Dr. Thompson questions. All students will also receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
- Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Course (5:38)
- Lesson 2 - Compassion Fatigue - a Challenge in the Helping Profession (13:00)
- Lesson 3a - Laying the Foundation for Greater Resilience (11:54)
- Lesson 3b - How Exercise and Nutrition Supports Resilience (6:31)
- Lesson 4a - Why Mindfulness is Critical for Resilience (9:15)
- Lesson 4b - Putting Mindfulness into Practice (6:41)
- Lesson 5 - Identifying Your Emotional Triggers (4:58)
- Lesson 6 - How Labeling Your Emotions Contributes to Resilience (5:39)
- Lesson 7a - Becoming Aware of Your Thoughts (8:30)
- Lesson 7b - How Questioning Your Story Builds Resilience (8:37)
- Lesson 8a - Self-Compassion - an Essential Resilience Strategy (10:41)
- Lesson 8b - Self-Compassion Practices (8:55)
- Lesson 9 - Resilient Communication (15:39)
- Lesson 10 - Creating a Resilience Road-Map (8:51)
- Bonus - How to Make a Powerful Life Transformation - E-book
- Bonus: Guided Meditations (34:57)
The Resilience Training for Nurses online course includes:
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About Your Instructor:
Dr. Patricia Thompson is a Corporate Psychologist and Executive Coach who is passionate about helping her clients to flourish by making well-informed hiring decisions, cultivating talent, and developing a positive organizational culture. She has been consulting to CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies all across North America since 2004. Notable clients have included Baylor, Scott & White Health, Baptist Health System of Pensacola, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Northeast Georgia Health System, Washington Hospital System, St. Joseph’s Health System (Atlanta), Methodist Health System (Dallas), The Home Depot, The United Way, SunTrust Banks, The Girl Scouts of America, Mercer (HR Consulting), the Georgia Department of Revenue, and many others.
Dr. Thompson enjoys helping others to achieve greater success by drawing on the science of psychology. As such, she is the author of The Consummate Leader: a Holistic Guide to Inspiring Growth in Others…and in Yourself, a book which has been endorsed by NY Times best-selling authors Adam Grant and Marshall Goldsmith, along with Dr. Nadine Kaslow, the former President of the American Psychological Association. Her advice has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Wharton Business Radio, Inc., Time, ABC News Radio, and a host of other media outlets.
Originally from Alberta, Canada, Dr. Thompson completed her B.A. in sociology at the University of Toronto. She then went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. As part of her training, she completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania and her postdoctoral fellowship through Emory University’s School of Medicine. She has taught courses and facilitated seminars at the Wharton Business School, the University of Toronto, Emory University, Spelman College, Georgia State University, and various community organizations. She has also won awards from the American Psychological Association, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Georgia Psychological Association for excellence in research. To learn more about her work, visit her at silverliningpsychology.com
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