You're cross with your team, under pressure from your workload (short-staffed, again) and have that nagging feeling you aren't doing enough for your patients. You're doing everything you can to meet expectations while suppressing a total meltdown.

All in a day's work.

Room to Breathe: Rewiring for Ease is a 7-lesson online Mindfulness Program for the nurse who recognizes there has to be a better way to meet the chaos and challenges inherent in everyday nursing, but hasn't found what that way is. Yet

This is what Room to Breathe: Rewiring for Ease is for. Teaching you you how to transform the unending time and emotional pressures from patients, families, coworkers and your to-do list into greater ease, spaciousness and joy.  

How? Because you learn how to access and integrate the 7 principle antidotes to stress and overwhelm. In just 7-lessons, you'll learn just what you need to know to start your own mindfulness meditaion practice that will serve you and your career the rest of your life.

Life after Room to Breathe means:

Even when the proverbial *#@* hits the fan, you’re not striving to survive on your own. Instead, you know how to sync-up your team in service of your common purpose.

When you work with someone who is really anxious, you easily help them relax. On top of that, you feel empowered, knowing you really turned the moment around.

When there is a time crunch, you don't start rushing and finishing other people's sentences. Instead, you remember to pause and breathe, and actually get more done by intentionally slowing down.

When you’re confronted with an angry person, instead of biting your tongue (or lashing out), you know just the right thing to ease their frustration - and yours, too.

"Mindfulness changed my healthcare practice by helping me to stay centered on the important work I am doing. I am more appreciative, vastly less stressed and just as productive as I need to be.” 

- Laura Showers, RN, MSN, Infection Preventionist/ Accreditation Specialist

Room to Breathe: Rewiring for Ease Program transforms the way you approach your work as a nurse. Even after the first lesson, you'll be able to apply the strategies that will help you surf the unpredictable waves of change, shift out of unnecessary worry, and step forward with calm and confidence. 

How does mindfulness practice actually work? The new neuroscience research shows that mindfulness practices shift and strengthen your attention toward the part of the mind that is reflective, open, present and compassionate. This awakens your inherent nature and propensity for joy, resilience, and collaborative relationships.

Enrollment closes June 30, 11:59pm PT

Room to Breathe is eligible for Continuing Education Hours (CNEs) through the American Holistic Nurses Association. For more details on how to earn your 16 CNEs, please click here.  

Click one of the the yellow buttons to enroll. Once you do, you'll receive a welcome email with simple instructions for how to access the course and how to join our exclusive Facebook community.

When you enroll in Room to Breathe, you get instant access to:

  • 7 learn at-your-own-pace lessons that transform those moments you once thought of as stress-filled into skillful opportunities of listening, responding and being present--all in easy bite size segments for you, the busy health professional.
  • 8 downloadable PDFs that give step-by-step instructions, inspiration and encouragment on the 7 essential mindfulnes concepts that radically transform pressure and stress into ease and relaxation.
  • 7 previously recorded live classes divided into small segments for your convenience and ease of learning.
  • 5 guided audio meditation practices of different lengths so you chose what works best for you based on the time you have.
  • 1 mindful movement practice video to show you how you can bring more minfulness to your body and posture during your day. 
  • The exclusive RTB Community Facebook Group with a growing number of health professionals to support you in learning mindfulness.
  • 16 Continuing Education hours from the American Holistic Nurses Association (for those who purchase)

Enrollment closes June 30, 11:59pm PT

This program is for you if 

  • You are a nurse (or another kind of health professional)
  • You spend A LOT of time worrying, everyday
  • You have trouble sleeping and/or pain and want a non-pharmacological solution
  • You want more ease in communicating with challenging people and more moments of peace during your day
  • You want to reduce feelings of pressure and negativity and to regain your heart for the work you do

This program is NOT for you if  

  • You are so overwhelmed you can't invest another minute on one more thing
  • You don't have access to the internet
  • You don't learn well outside the physical classroom
  • You already have a solid mindfulness practice and are looking for a leadership mindfulness program (click here)
  • You prefer learning one on one (click here) 

Jackie Levin RN, MS, AHC-BC, NC-BC

is an experienced (and busy) nurse leader and mindfulness practitioner of more than 25 years. She began her mindfulness journey when she found her stressors were competing with her love of nursing. Over that time she founded and directed the Mind Body Patient Care and Education Program at NYU Medical Center and co-authored several chapters in the award winning textbooks Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 6th and 7th Editions and the Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing. She currently works as a Patient Advovate for the Jefferson Healthcare system in Port Townsend, WA and on her own business, Leading Edge Nursing.  

“The practice of Mindfulness taught me that when I’m stressed, I can just breathe. At work I bring mindfulness in more and more with people and patients under stressful circumstances. It helps me be more mindful of my physical reactions and I can intercede then, without reacting.”

- Jim Vaughan, RN, Inpatient Psychiatric Nurse

Enrollment closes June 30, 11:59pm PT

Room to Breathe is eligible for Continuing Education Hours (CNEs) through the American Holistic Nurses Association. For more details on how to earn your 16 CNEs, please click here.  

Room to Breathe is made up of Seven Lessons, plus one Bonus Lesson:

  • Lesson One: Become the Observer-Health Professional Cultivate self-awareness and self-compassion amidst the noisy inner voices of the judge, critic and worrier.
  • Lesson Two: Patience becomes your gateway to more ease and joy at work Develop a keener barometer as to what causes you irritation and frustration and grow your capacity to quickly know what you can change and what you can't.
  • Lesson Three: Beginner’s Mind for the Novice and the Expert Health Professional Work with curiosity (Beginner’s Mind) instead of fear reactions of “I have to know this already” to encourage open-mindedness and open-heartedness when facing difficult and challenging situations and people.
  • Lesson Four: Working with Pain—Yours, your patients, as it arises physically, emotionally, spiritually Cultivate Acceptance by recognizing “what is” actually happening without fear so often associated with pain and suffering.
  • Lesson Five: Working with Difficult Emotions—Yours, your patients and the suffering you see everyday See the big emotions such as anger, fear, mistrust, and worry without getting caught up, defensive and exhausted.
  • Lesson 6: Getting Unstuck—Mindful Communication that Transforms limiting beliefs into understanding and compassion Activate your Mindful-Listening capacities with non-judging, patience, beginner’s mind and non-striving, for more effective, clear and compassionate communication.
  • Lesson 7: Develop Strategies to Keep Your Mindfulness Practice Going Cultivate the mindfulness concepts of Trust and Self-reliance to lessen the degree of second guessing and inaction in decision making. 
  • Bonus Lesson: How to Create a Mini-Mindfulness Retreat for Yourself Taking a 1/2 or whole day to practice mindfulness is powerful way to deepen your new mindfulness practice and nourish yourself. 

After completing Room to Breathe, over 65% of participants saw a noticeable improvement in insomnia and over 50% of participants experienced a noticeable reduction in depression.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I've never taken an online course before - how does this work? Once you register and pay, you get immediate access to the entire online course, forever. Each lesson is clearly laid out with easy-to-follow instructions, so you can move through each lesson at your own pace. Some students choose to read the guidebook in one sitting. Others read Lesson One, then listen to the recorded class lecture and then chose to work with one of the guided audio mindfulness meditation practices. And I'm here to help (via our private Facbook group or email), if you need additional support to get started.  

What if I can’t learn to meditate? I assure you, you can. This course guides you step-by-step in how to do this. Let yourself experience the course and you'll be surprised, like so many others, by what you can do and what changes from these effective practices.

How do I get the best results from this class? I find that people get the greatest benefit from following the lesson plan, reading the my guidedbook, listening to the audio recordings and practicing with the supportive guided meditations. Everyone is unique, though, and has different kinds of stressors, so if you have questions on how to approach your mindfulness pratice, I'm there to help. 

I don't know if I have the time to learn Mindfulness and put it into practice. Time is precious for most of us. With my support and guidance I'll help you find even just a few moments where you can practice. This course is created so you can do small bits at a time. Choose to spend 15 minutes reading a chapter and then listen to 10 minutes of a class. Later you can do your meditation practice. You'll quickly learn that it's not only worth it, but in the long run it can save you time otherwise taken up by stress!

For any additional questions, contact Jackie directly:

Enrollment closes June 30, 11:59pm PT

Room to Breathe is eligible for Continuing Education Hours (CNEs) through the American Holistic Nurses Association. For more details on how to earn your 16 CNEs, please click here.