Rejuvenation Collaboration: A Balanced Discussion Series of Self-Care!
By Liz Scala
The Rejuvenation Collaboration (First Ever!) is being held to provide health care professionals and caregivers with tools so they can FULLY care for themselves at a mind, body, emotion, and spirit level. We have set up the series so that these helpers and healers receive balanced information on self-care. Topics will be diverse in nature to speak to the truth that wellness comes from living a life of healthy balance. Presentations will include a variety of themes; from nutrition to movement, from breath work to mindfulness, from purpose to communication, from energy modalities to listening techniques – all with the goal to rejuvenate and recharge the busy, stressed out nurse.
There is so much information out there on health, wellness, and well-being. It can get overwhelming, even stressful, trying to uncover and figure out what works best for you. Not only that, but “Holistic” has become a highly used catch-phrase. Many of us know that we should be doing things for our health or that we could be trying new modalities, but we just lack the resources, time, and money to tackle all of the remedies we would love to try.
The Rejuvenation Collaboration is a “one-stop” shop for well-being. At times, even I have been overwhelmed with all of the holistic modalities out there that I could train in, practice, or try. It has been helpful along my wellness journey to attend conferences, workshops, and tele-series (like this) that offer a variety of materials. This way I can get a sampling of what is available to me and then walk away with a greater understanding of what works for me, what I enjoy, and what I would like to pursue further! How are you going to know what you like or don’t like- unless you try it?
We have been working long and hard with each of the presenters to create workshops that are experiential and interactive. (We are doing all that we can to avoid the “school” type feeling of being lectured at!). We would love for you to be able to walk away from this event with tools that you can put into practice immediately in your everyday life. We want you to be able to leave with a variety of modalities so you can then choose to follow up with the specific techniques that most spoke to you. We really just want you to feel, experience, and embrace new and holistic methods that you can put into practice each and every day.
We want to help you care for yourself at a mind, body, emotional, and spiritual level. After all, we do so much for others, isn’t it time you did something for yourself?
During my career, I have experienced burnout and compassion fatigue. I have been stressed, overwhelmed, and tired. I have been disgruntled, frustrated, and irritated with work. At my lowest points, my times of great misery and illness, I didn’t have the tools or the resources to cope with what was going on around and inside of me. I wasn’t sure what to do to make myself feel better. Looking back on it now, I would have loved to be able to attend some sort of supportive event that took care of the busy nurse- me!
Health care –while rewarding, is also an extremely stressful career. I don’t have to tell you this; you know it. We witness illness, tragedy, and death. We suffer from sleep disorders, post traumatic stress, and “second victim” syndrome. It is tough, tough work. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that there was a place that you could go to for relaxation and rejuvenation? There is. We have created this series so that you can create a caring network of your own. The speakers, myself, and all involved are fantastic resources of support that you can turn to with questions, concerns, and conversations- even after the event is over! And who knows… maybe you will meet another participant during the event that turns out to be a really good friend? My hope is that all of us will meet a new colleague that we feel comfortable and close to- that we can turn to in a time of need.
We just really want you to take care of you, to get the mechanisms you need to make self-care easy, accessible, and your first priority. We have a great group of speakers so come on by www.livingsublimewellness.com/rejuvenation-collaboration and sign-up today!
For more information, contact Coach Scala at firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor’s Note: Liz Scala writes about Health and Wellness monthly for AMSDaily. You can visit her blog at Living Sublime Wellness to read more on these topics.