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

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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 contemplative 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.

We will also explore how to integrate the practices into your work settings at the bedside and in the classroom–with your patients, students and colleagues–to foster ease and wellbeing in practical ways every day.

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.

 

Professional Development - Career Development

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN | Tish Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D

August 6-11, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$460 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

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 contemplative 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.

We will also explore how to integrate the practices into your work settings at the bedside and in the classroom–with your patients, students and colleagues–to foster ease and wellbeing in practical ways every day.

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.

 

Faculty Bio

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Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN is the President of the Mind & Life Institute with a distinctive background as a clinician, academic researcher, meditation practitioner and university teacher whose work has focused on mindfulness and contemplative practices in health care and higher education.

Before joining Mind and Life in December 2015, Susan was the Kluge Professor of Contemplative End-of-Life Care and director of the Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and on the advisory boards of Dalai Lama Fellows and Mindful magazine. Besides many academic publications, Susan is the author the book for the lay public, Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, & Connectedness.

 

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Tish Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D

Dr. Jennings is an Associate Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education with a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom.

Dr. Jennings led the team that developed CARE for Teachers, a mindfulness-based professional development program shown to significantly improve teacher well-being, emotional supportiveness and sensitivity and classroom productivity in the largest randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based intervention designed specifically to address teacher occupational stress.

Dr. Jennings is leading the development of the Compassionate Schools Project curriculum, an integrated health education program designed to align with state and national health and physical education standards. She is Co-Principal Investigator on a large randomized controlled trial being conducted in Louisville, KY to evaluate the curriculum’s efficacy. Earlier in her career, Dr. Jennings spent over 22 years as a Montessori teacher, school director and teacher educator.

She is the author of Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom part of the Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education.

 

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

    Yes.

  • 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

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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