MBSRN :: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop for Nurses
Faculty: Amy Holte, PhD, MEd, Lois Howland, DrPH, MSN, RN and Livia Walsh, LMFT, MS, MA, RN
April 27, 2013 • 9am-3pm • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA
Early-Bird Registration Fee: $100
Mindfulness is the quality of being fully present and aware of what's happening in the moment. This experiential workshop introduces nurses to practices that cultivate mindfulness in daily living with the goal of practicing self-care in both personal and professional settings. Participants will gain insights into personal and general patterns of stress reactions and cultivate skills in responding to stressful situations with greater awareness to reduce the negative effects of stress reactivity. We will also explore ways of offering mindfulness to patients as a way of intervening in distress behaviors and crisis to cultivate resilience and promote healing.
In this workshop, nurses will learn how to:
Amy Holte, PhD, MEd
Amy Holte, Ph.D.,M.Ed. has been a meditation practitioner since 1997 and has been teaching mindfulness techniques for health, stress-reduction, and well being since 1999. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she completed her doctoral research on meditation and the brain in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in East West Biopsychology, and a M.Ed. in Human Development and Education. Dr. Holte is the Director of Mind-Body Medicine and Team Leader of the Functional Restoration Program at The Center for Orthopedic Care in San Diego where she teaches mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and tai chi in her work with chronic pain patients.
Lois Howland, DrPH, RN
Lois Howland, DrPH, RN, completed the professional training program in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and at the Omega Institute with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and Saki Santorelli, EdD. She has been a mindfulness practitioner since 2000. Dr. Howland is a graduate of the UCSF School of Nursing, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Howland is a full-time faculty member in the School of Nursing, University of San Diego, and conducts research related to biological mechanisms of stress particularly as it affects maternal and child health.
Livia Walsh, RN, LMFT
Livia Walsh is a nurse and licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Encinitas, California. She developed an interest and pursued training in the area of holistic/integrative health including mindfulness over her 30 plus years of professional practice. She completed the MBSR training program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Omega Institute under the direction of Jon Kabat Zinn, Saki Santorelli and the senior teaching staff. Ms. Walsh also teaches MBSR at the Senior Center in Encinitas. She integrates mindfulness in her work with patients and students. In her capacity as clinical supervisor at San Diego Hospice and other institutions she has taught mindfulness-based interventions to graduate/post-graduate students and professional staffs. Ms. Walsh believes strongly in the mind-body connection and in an integrative approach to achieve and sustain optimal health and well being.
UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education 2251 San Diego Ave., A-160 San Diego, CA 92110-2981
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