An image of Scrabble pieces spelling out the words self care, referencing the programming of the Compassionate Care Initiative
The pandemic has caused unprecedented professional and personal stress. If ever there was a time for self-care, this is it.

If ever there were a time for self-care, this is it. 

With sponsorship from The American Nurses Foundation Well-being Initiative, the School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative is pleased to collaborate again in 2021 with Emory Healthcare and Emory University to provide "Compassion and Growth Workshops" to nurses across the United States, designed to support post-traumatic growth. The free, three-part workshop series will use evidence-based, experiential practices and rich contemplative approaches that foster well-being.

All three sessions - GROUNDING, NURTURANCE, and GROWTH - will be conducted over Zoom, and participants may sign up for each of the three sessions that's most convenient for them in order (each builds upon the previous one). Registration is free and open to all nurses at all levels. No membership in a nursing association is required.

*Sessions fill quickly, so those who are interested are encouraged to signup right away.

Presented by UVA School of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative

While together we face a pandemic, racial injustice, and financial uncertainty, we also are prohibited from connecting with one another and with our communities. Now, more than ever, we must support ourselves and our colleagues through wellness and compassionate care. As clinicians, cultivating sustainable and stable forms of grounding is an important first step. In this workshop we will share simple practices to give you a solid foundation on which to stand, see, and act during these turbulent times. 

  • January 18, 8-10 AM 
  • January 22, 2-4 PM 
  • January 29, 2-4 PM 
  • January 30, 12-2 PM 
  • February 1, 8-10 AM 
  • February 5, 12-2 PM 

Presented by Emory University's Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics

Burnout among healthcare providers can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. Building resilience is key and research shows this is possithis workshop, you will engage in a series of experiential exercises designed to enhance nurturance and compassion: both antidotes to burnout.

  • February 1, 2-4 PM 
  • February 4, 11 AM-1 PM 
  • February 8, 2-4 PM 
  • February 11, 11 AM-1 PM 
  • February 15, 2-4 PM 
  • February 18, 11 AM-1 PM 

Presented by Emory Healthcare's Caritas Program

  • February 18, 6-8 PM 
  • February 19, 10 AM-Noon 
  • February 23, 6-8 PM
  • February 25, 10 AM-Noon 
  • February 27, 10 AM-Noon 
  • March 1, 6-8 PM 
This workshop explores a model for expanded health and wellness using Jean Watson’s "Caring Theory" which promotes health, prevention of illness, and the restoration of the humanistic aspects of nursing. Attendees will explore different methods of developing and sustaining loving, trusting, and caring relationships, creative problem-solving, and solution-seeking. Participants will learn how to understand and intentionally incorporate self-reflective practice in their daily work.
Up to 6 Continuing Education credits are available, and space is limited. REGISTRATION OPEN NOW