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The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue Workshop

04-08-2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

You are invited to attend a mindfulness retreat presented by experts in the field from OHSU and Legacy Health System. The Role of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Compassion Fatigue Workshop will be held at WSU Vancouver campus in room, VECS 105. Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Experience mindful self-compassion practices. Gain an understanding of the science behind mindfulness, self-compassion, and stress.

Mindfulness and self-compassion practices have been found to improve self-care, coping strategies, and emotional resilience. Mindfulness is a powerful uplifting evidence-based intervention to reduce stress and promote well-being in healthcare professionals and their patients. Mindfulness creates an open mind to accept experiences with a sense of curiosity rather than fear and judgement. Self-compassion, being kind to one’s self, is a powerful way to develop a positive mind set and avoid destructive thought patterns. Breathing, meditation, walking, and yoga practices will be taught and experienced. Catered lunch will be provided. Continuing education units available for nurses.

Mindful self-compassion has been found to:

  • Improve health, happiness, and well-being
  • Reduce stress and risk for compassion fatigue and burn out
  • Improve patient satisfaction and outcomes

You may elect to participate in an anonymous pre and post survey to help improve the workshop and measure objectives. IRB exempt. Pending WSNA CNE accreditation.

Register by mail or phone Nancy Oberst (509) 324-7219.

Presented by Washington State College of Nursing Office of Professional Development. Speakers in order of presentation: Michelle Simmons RN, BSN (WSU DNP PMHNP grad student), Jeff Prouxl, PhD, Heather Mackay, M.Ed., Psy.D, Liya Leng, MD, MPH, Reza Antoszewska, MS, NP-C, and Hoa T. Ly, MD, FHM, CPE

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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WSU Vancouver Camus, VECS 105
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
(509) 324-7219


Michelle Simmons
Washington State University