During this extremely stressful time…nurses are amazing the country.
In the midst of uncertainty, chaos, fear and crisis, those on the frontlines are delivering their best to patients. The work is hard and long. Physically and emotionally exhausting. This pandemic is like no other we’ve experienced. Triaging patients. Shortages of protective gear and lifesaving equipment. Patient assignments sometimes becoming unthinkable. Safety concerns for patients, yourself and…your family. It’s taking a personal toll. The risk for burnout is high.
Sara Lefkowitz, MPA, BSN, RN, is passionate to share her insights when it comes to the intense feelings of compassion fatigue that so many nurses are experiencing. Nurses can be highly critical of their own performance, when things don’t seem quite…perfect. Learn some immediately helpful self-soothing techniques that will help with your internal kindness and the ability to regain calm in the middle of these incredibly busy days. The emotional intensity of nursing situations and dynamic relationships with patients, families and coworkers can create a sense of overwhelm. Unprocessed emotional experiences may result in the nurse replaying workday scenarios and emotions long after they have happened. Sara has strategies to help digest these emotions in a healthy way…so that you can relax, find peace, focus and sleep well.
Come together for this recording with fellow nurses from across the country. Connecting frontline heroes from various geographies, departments and settings, all understanding that there is a need right now to process the heaviness of their current pandemic experiences and emotions.
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Sara Lefkowitz, RN, BSN, MPA, is a dynamic and engaging speaker who presents highlyacclaimed seminars on Stress Reduction for Nurses throughout the United States. She has firsthand knowledge of the challenges that nurses face through her years working in large urban hospitals on Medical Surgical Units and in the Emergency Department. She did this while being a wife and mother, and understands the difficulties of juggling family and career responsibilities.
In 2013, Sara undertook a course of study to learn practical techniques to heal the healer. She studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and trained as a facilitator. She studied Vipassana Meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She learned compassion practices from studying Vajrayana Buddhism at Tara Mandala Meditation Center. Other notable influences in the development of this workshop include Rick Hanson, Christine Neff and Nonviolent Communication. During this experiential and careerchanging workshop, Sara will teach you how to calm the mind, soothe the emotions and speak up for the profession.
Financial: Sara Lefkowitz is a tenured nursing faculty for College of Marin. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Sara Lefkowitz is a member of the American Nurses Association; and the San Francisco Bay Area Tara Mandela Sangha.
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How do you remain calm during coronavirus storm? This experiential program will present easy to learn techniques to calm the mind, soothe the body and process difficult emotions. Techniques utilizing mindfulness meditation, compassion and communication will be presented to work with stress.
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