There is no question that Nurses and Nurse Practitioners play increasingly vital roles in our health care system. Yet our effectiveness is being undermined by the rising impact of environmental stress caused by alarms on monitors, ringing pagers, the pressure to manage more patients in less time, increasing amounts of paperwork, and a number of other drains on our energy.
This constant barrage of stress can seriously erode our effectiveness by disrupting our mental focus and damaging our capability to do the complex cognitive tasks required for our patients’ care.
An equally serious concern is that such constant and/or high stress levels have been conclusively linked to a long list of health issues ranging from tooth decay to obesity, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, some forms of dementia, and shortened lifespans.
In other words, if we don’t take action now, the quality and effectiveness of our work, as well as our physical and emotional health will certainly deteriorate.
Fortunately, a key piece of this problem- stress -can be powerfully isolated and lowered through cognitive training. “The Stress-Less Journey” is a coaching program designed for and co-created with Nurses & Nurse Practitioners to give them the tools to consciously decrease their stress and increase their cognitive capabilities. The program draws on brain-based coach Pratt Bennet’s 20 years of experience and on a wealth of scientific, peer-reviewed research related to stress management and life enhancement. In this program, Nurses and NPs will learn:
- How to leverage positive mindsets to improve their ability to think creatively and problem-solve;
- Why daily meditation, simple breathing and/or mindfulness exercises can improve their attention, focus, and energy levels;
- How to save mental and physical energy by creating a toolkit of personal Best Practices;
- Why engaging in at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 times a week will improve their cognitive capabilities;
- How to lower their blood pressure and raise their mental acuity by spending more time with the people they care about;
- Which foods improve their focus, memory, and affect;
- How to improve the quality of their sleep and thus the quality of their memory, mental flexibility, and attention;
- Why taking better care of themselves physically and mentally will help them take better care of their patients;
- and much more.
Like the patients we serve, WE deserve the best tools, training, and support available to take excellent care of ourselves and “The Stress-Less Journey” will help us design a path to improved performance through improved thinking and living. Learn more about the program’s curriculum, objectives, and cost by joining me and Pratt for a free webinar by clicking the link: http://www.prattbennet.com/barbaraphillipsSLJ.html
I’ll see you there! And in the meantime, tell us what you are already doing to show you are worth it!