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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 loved today’s workshop! It has affected my personal daily conflicts thereby I am able to focus and become grounded. “I rock” No worries- I’m living in the moment-

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