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.
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!
Kim Richards, RN, NC-BC, Integrative Nurse Health Coach | 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...]
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...]
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