Empowerment, Resilience, and Self-Care for Nurses and Teachers

Susan Bauer-Wu, Tish Jennings

August 6-11, 2017

Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

CE Credits available

See below for
accommodation rates.


Program Description

As caring professionals, nurses and teachers face similar joys and challenges in serving their communities. This week, you are invited to dive into the experience of true relaxation and nurture your heart through evidence-based practices that will support you in your complex and stressful work environments.

With mindfulness as a solid foundation, we will create fertile ground to cultivate authentic compassion that can buoy and empower you. As practices and ways of being, mindfulness and compassion can rekindle meaning, joy, and passion to sustain nurses and teachers on their professional path.

Both Susan Bauer-Wu and Patricia Jennings come with decades of experience—as professionals who have worked as university professors in these fields, as leading researchers on contemplative practices, and as teachers of mindfulness-based interventions and other contemplative approaches. They bring to this workshop practical and nuanced suggestions for real-world applications of these practices, as well as information on the science showing the effectiveness of these practices.

Among the skills and insights to help you access calm and clarity, you will learn:

  • Tuning in (bringing awareness to breath, body sensations, thoughts, and emotions)
  • Lovingkindness and open awareness meditations
  • Looking and listening practice
  • Mindful communication.

You will leave feeling renewed, refreshed, supported, inspired, and empowered with skills for your own self-care as well as tools to incorporate into your work settings, whether at the bedside or in the classroom.


Why Attend?

  • Master evidence-based, time-honored tools for stress-reduction that you can use in your workplace to benefit yourself and those you work with.

  • Deeply relax this weekend and connect with like-minded professionals to experience the support and compassion of your wider community.

  • Expand your repertoire of self-care practices to boost your immune system, calm your nervous system, and support overall well-being.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Must be a teacher or a nurse, either practicing or in training.

  • Experience Level

    Some experience required.

  • CEs Available


  • Recommended Reading

    Mindfulness for Teachers, Patricia Jennings

    “The Mindful Nurse.” American Nurse Today, 10(9), 12-13,43, Howland, L., & Bauer-Wu, S. (2015) https://www.americannursetoday.com/mindful-nurse/

  • Special Interest to

    Nurses and teachers

Program Faculty

Susan_Bauer-Wu_web2_fall-2014Susan Bauer-Wu

Susan Bauer-Wu is an accomplished nurse leader and mind-body researcher, as well as a warm and gifted teacher with a distinctive background…


Tish-whiteTish Jennings

Tish Jennings, an associate professor of elementary education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, is an expert…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $700
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650

Taxes apply.

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