My approach works for all kinds health professionals. See if one or more of the following situations sounds like you.
You are able to carry much of it, but it’s beginning to weigh heavily on you and you’re wanting ways to fill up your own cup.
You know more pills are not the whole answer. They’re frustrated and you’re frustrated and wonder, “What else is out there?”
Because you’re a giving person, you say yes, but the pressure is building to just meet your own work expectations. The pace is getting to be too much, even for you.
You want to ignite their passion to stay and grow a healthy workplace, but find you’re frustrated yourself with all the fires you put out instead.
You want stress reduction strategies so you and they care for patients with more ease and without mistakes.
And as hard as you try, you do take it personally. At home in bed, you can’t sleep with the thoughts of how it could have gone differently. And even if the situation has blown over, it still sits uneasily with you.
You know there must be ways to use imagery or breathing techniques to quickly ease your patient’s pain and anxiety, but struggle with how to introduce it or weave it into what you’re already doing.
Being there for someone else is what being in health care is all about. My hope is that while you take good care of others, you’ll take good care of yourself.
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Mindfulness has changed my healthcare practice by helping me to stay centered on the important work I am doing. Over years of clinical management I became a too-busy distracted professional and thought my unquiet, always thinking and planning mind was helping me to get more done. Instead I was less effective than I thought I was. I was unaware and impatient when I thought I was focused and productive.
-Laura Showers RN, MSN Infection Preventionist/Accreditation Specialist