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A turnkey program designed to inspire sustainable self-care
and improve nurse engagement

NurseFit® is an on site program designed for nurturing the body, mind and spirit of a nurse.

NurseFit® offers a specific program designed to nurture the body, mind and soul of nurses and professional caregivers. Combining evidence based research, theory and proactive self-care practice for a busy nurse, the NurseFit® framework offers practical solutions to strengthen nurse compassion, engagement and prevent compassion fatigue.

“Kim’s program is the Gold Standard of self-care!”

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC
International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health
 Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada and Washington, DC

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Self-Care and You: Caring for the Caregiver

Nurses are the consummate caregivers, often sacrificing their own health and wellness while taking care of others. Self-care means choosing behaviors to counter emotional and physical stress, from exercise and nutritious eating to practicing self-centering activities. Given the emotional stress and strains inherent in your profession, it is important that you make self-care a priority. It is vital to your well-being and enables you to effectively continue your day-to-day practice of healing and caring for others.

Self-Care and You applies an integrated approach to the practice of self-care. This handy guide is organized in six self-care pathways and loaded with detailed examples, guidelines, tips, techniques, and insights about each pathway to help you assess and guide your life long journey to self-care! Order today!

Testimonials

I felt like Kim was speaking directly to me. She had an excellent approach to explaining the effects of daily life on individuals by categorizing our needs as humans. Then effectively helping us to analyze those categories and determine how we react …

Kim Richards, RN, NC-BC, Integrative Nurse Health Coach | Founder of NurseFit®

Kim Richards founder of NurseFit®Kim’s professional experience includes working with individuals, groups and leadership teams. She is a highly sought after keynote speaker who delivers her message with humor, stories, high energy, practicality, and evidence. Kim understands the challenges of a nurse’s busy life yet knows the benefits of combining “in the moment” self-care practices to improve energy, resilience and overall wellness. Participants leave her sessions feeling understood, appreciated and motivated to improve self-compassion and nurturing of their caregiving souls. [read more...]

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We want to share weekly reflections on Self-Care through a weekly e-mail program called Weekly Ways.  This “e-application” will be delivered to your inbox each Monday morning so you can begin your week more mindful of the importance of making self-care a priority in your life. Click here to sign up for Weekly Ways.

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Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is a physical and emotional exhaustion that causes a decline in a person’s ability to feel compassion when taking care of others.  It is the cumulative result of internalizing the emotions of patients, co-workers, family and friends.  It costs the healthcare industry millions of dollars each year in stress, burnout and employee turnover. Compassion fatigue is a result of the caregiver being focused on providing care to others and NOT providing care to themselves.  This cannot be a one-way street, especially for healthcare professionals.  Too often healthcare professionals give most of themselves to others over a long period of time and don’t stop to recharge their own batteries. [read more...]

 

"Health is not only to be well, but to use well every power we have."

Florence Nightingale