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Mindfulness for Nurses and Social Workers Enhancing Self-Care and Clinical Care

For nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers.

Working in health care brings both joys and challenges. The intense, myriad pressures can take a toll on the well-being and health of well-intentioned clinicians and interfere with their ability to be fully present and make sound clinical judgments. Mindfulness fosters stress resilience and more compassionate presence with patients and families, thereby rekindling meaning and joy in everyday work and minimizing burnout.

This training and retreat explores a variety of mindfulness practices and ways to integrate them into personal self-care and clinical care. Susan Bauer-Wu and Elana Rosenbaum are both experienced meditation practitioners and teachers of mindfulness-based interventions, each bringing decades of experience in health care to their teaching. They invite you to come learn practical skills to buoy and empower you on your professional path, so you can leave feeling nourished and reconnected with your best self.

Recommended reading Susan Bauer-Wu, Leaves Falling Gently; Elana Rosenbaum, The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A Guide for Clinicians and Clients; Here for Now; and Being Well (Even When You’re Sick).

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Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, president of the Mind & Life Institute, began her career as a registered nurse caring for individuals with cancer and mental illness as well as those facing the end of life, followed by doctoral and post-doctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology and psycho-oncology.

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Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, has been involved in the clinical application of mindfulness to medicine and social work for more than 30 years.

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