Nursing: Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

22.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Mindfulness is an innate ability that can be developed with practice. Cultivating mindfulness skills has been shown to benefit mental and physical health including managing chronic illnesses, pain, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Using mindfulness to reduce personal reactivity in order to choose constructive ways to respond can improve communication, interpersonal relationships, and responses to conflict and trauma in personal and work settings. Building mindfulness-based, stress-reduction principles and techniques into healthcare environments can increase positivity, safety, and pleasure in work. This course provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge to expand their understanding of what mindfulness is in its many forms. These include formal, structured approaches as various approaches to meditation, as well as informal, beneficial daily habits of thinking and behavior. The course explores the evidence base for the uses and benefits of mindfulness and presents ways to immediately apply these practices to daily personal and professional life. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss mindfulness in terms of psychophysiological health, self-regulation, and well-being.
  • Analyze evidence-based benefits and appropriate application of mindfulness practices.
  • Explore mindfulness origins and techniques.
  • Discuss formal and informal approaches to mindfulness.
  • Choose mindfulness strategies for self-care and patient-education that enhance mood, cognition, resiliency, and coping with stress.
  • Examine ways to apply mindfulness to enhance communication, safe practice, and management of stress and conflict in healthcare environments.

About the Author: 
Christina B. Jackson, PhD, APRN, APHN-BC

Christina Jackson, PhD, MSN, APRN, APHN-BC, received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in interdisciplinary studies in holistic and integrative healthcare from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Jackson is a school nurse in Philadelphia, nurse consultant for Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families, and Professor Emerita at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, where she was holistic curriculum coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Jackson practices, teaches, and uses many integrative healing strategies for self-care and clinical patient care. She has been teaching mindfulness practices continually for the past 3 decades in various academic and fitness settings. Dr. Jackson is an award-winning author in the field of holistic nursing and served as the associate editor of the journal Holistic Nursing Practice: The Science of Health and Healing, for which she still serves on the editorial board. She has published many articles and book chapters pertaining to mindfulness practices for health, stress reduction, trauma, and addiction, and has frequently spoken about applying yoga, cognitive behavioral techniques, and other mindful self-care and patient-care strategies to healthcare professionals. Dr. Jackson holds certifications in Yoga, Pilates, Hypnotherapy, and Healing Touch, and has additional training in the areas of mindfulness, stress management, mental health, and addictions. She was honored to receive the American Holistic Nurses Association Holistic Nurse of the Year award in 2011. 
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Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - N47685

22.95
About the Course

Mindfulness is an innate ability that can be developed with practice. Cultivating mindfulness skills has been shown to benefit mental and physical health including managing chronic illnesses, pain, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Using mindfulness to reduce personal reactivity in order to choose constructive ways to respond can improve communication, interpersonal relationships, and responses to conflict and trauma in personal and work settings. Building mindfulness-based, stress-reduction principles and techniques into healthcare environments can increase positivity, safety, and pleasure in work. This course provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge to expand their understanding of what mindfulness is in its many forms. These include formal, structured approaches as various approaches to meditation, as well as informal, beneficial daily habits of thinking and behavior. The course explores the evidence base for the uses and benefits of mindfulness and presents ways to immediately apply these practices to daily personal and professional life. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss mindfulness in terms of psychophysiological health, self-regulation, and well-being.
  • Analyze evidence-based benefits and appropriate application of mindfulness practices.
  • Explore mindfulness origins and techniques.
  • Discuss formal and informal approaches to mindfulness.
  • Choose mindfulness strategies for self-care and patient-education that enhance mood, cognition, resiliency, and coping with stress.
  • Examine ways to apply mindfulness to enhance communication, safe practice, and management of stress and conflict in healthcare environments.

About the Author: 
Christina B. Jackson, PhD, APRN, APHN-BC

Christina Jackson, PhD, MSN, APRN, APHN-BC, received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in interdisciplinary studies in holistic and integrative healthcare from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Jackson is a school nurse in Philadelphia, nurse consultant for Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families, and Professor Emerita at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, where she was holistic curriculum coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Jackson practices, teaches, and uses many integrative healing strategies for self-care and clinical patient care. She has been teaching mindfulness practices continually for the past 3 decades in various academic and fitness settings. Dr. Jackson is an award-winning author in the field of holistic nursing and served as the associate editor of the journal Holistic Nursing Practice: The Science of Health and Healing, for which she still serves on the editorial board. She has published many articles and book chapters pertaining to mindfulness practices for health, stress reduction, trauma, and addiction, and has frequently spoken about applying yoga, cognitive behavioral techniques, and other mindful self-care and patient-care strategies to healthcare professionals. Dr. Jackson holds certifications in Yoga, Pilates, Hypnotherapy, and Healing Touch, and has additional training in the areas of mindfulness, stress management, mental health, and addictions. She was honored to receive the American Holistic Nurses Association Holistic Nurse of the Year award in 2011.