The Conscious Nurse Project is an on-line, mentored, and research-based workshop created to support nurses. On completion of the program, participants will also receive two 30min mentoring sessions to support the successful implementation of their self-care plans. A foundational course, it will introduce basic concepts of holistic health and holistic self-care. 1:1 sessions are also available on site at Sage River Wellness .
A Holistic Investment in Self: Course Content
Each week of this workshop creates a foundation for implementing your individualized holistic self-care plan, with attainable goals. You will be fully supported to delve into the body-mind-spirit connection at your comfort level, fully mentored at your own pace.
Basic concepts of holistic theory are informed by Margret Newman’s and Sri Aurobindo’s theories of health and consciousness. Nervous system self-regulation is also a theme underpinning the Conscious Nurse Project.
End of Program participant outcomes:
- demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the concepts of holistic health and holistic self-care
- utilize a holistically based self-assessment tool
- identify holistic aspects of Self (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) that require support,
- utilize 3 basic holistic self-care practices,
- create an individualized holistic self-care plan,
- implement and embody an individualized, holistic self-care plan supportive of their personal and work environments, and
- evaluate the effectiveness of their self-care plan, fine-tuning as necessary.
The Conscious Nurse Project is an opportunity for nurses to build resilience and for employers to support their nursing staff.
- Nurses will be supported body, mind, & spirit
- Nurses will develop individualized holistic self-care plans
- Classes are recorded for flexibility
- Post course mentoring is included
- Practical self-care exercises will be learned
- Resources for deeper learning are provided
- Integration of self-care to support nursing practice is discussed
- A great opportunity for employers to support their nursing staff.
Why the Conscious Nurse Project?
In British Columbia, nurses are bound by their Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to support their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health to maintain fitness to practice.
The Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics (2017) defines health as “… a state of complete physical, mental (spiritual), and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease” (p.23). This speaks to the importance of holistic self-care.
Holistic approaches to health acknowledge the existence and interactive relationship between all dimensions of the human experience.
The main objective of the Conscious Nurse Project is to support nurses in embodying holistic self-care by
- introducing holistic self-care concepts,
- providing and teaching how to use a holistic self-assessment tool,
- teaching basic holistic self-care practices,
- facilitating development of holistic self-care plans that are individualized and effective.