THE HEALING ARTS | Self Care Lunch & Learns
From knowing or discovering what’s important to creating time and space to dream, self care – even radical self care – is at the core of our programs.
Kelly’s Self Care Lunch & Learn program fosters wellness, professional development, motivation and mindfulness for groups in the workplace or other community venues. She incorporates elements of her life coaching, spiritual direction, and her own inspirational journey.
Developed and delivered with the support of Nurse Practitioner and Registered Yoga Teacher Tamara White, the Power of Self Care Lunch & Learn program is CEU-eligible, and offers simple, healthy, compassionate practices for busy, burnt-out and stressed employees.
Definition and Impact of Self Care (or Lack Thereof)
Self care is any activity that we do in order to take care of our mind, body, and/or spirit. That’s pretty broad, but it’s also actionable. For example, self care for the mind might mean prioritizing; self care for the body might focus on exercise and nutrition; and self care for the spirit might include service to others.
Good self care is key to improving mood and reducing anxiety, building good relationships with others, living a healthy life that is balanced. Life is full of stressors, and self care can be your “secret weapon” to stop burnout before it stops you, or to reverse it if it starts to take hold.
Power of Self Care Program
Power of Self Care is a refreshing and instructive Lunch & Learn that incorporates a series of activities and practices designed to provide participants with a toolkit to take away with them and to apply in their daily lives. The program includes:
- Centering activities (meditation, breath)
- The Case for Self Care
- Your Self Care Toolkit
- Self Care for the mind
- Self Care for the Body
- Self Care for the Spirit
About Tamara White
Tamara White is a Board Certified Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (CNP/ANCC) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She is in practice at Sound Physicians in Cincinnati Ohio. She is a GAPNA Member, Past Chapter President, and a member of the Parish Nurse Committee and a Steven Minister at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Tami holds an MSN in Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY; a BS in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Cincinnati; and a diploma in Nursing from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati,
Tami began her yoga journey in 2003. She was running marathons and was looking for a way to recover and stretch. After first practicing with Lillias Folan she discovered the many benefits of yoga for her overall health. And so, she completed her teacher training in 2014.
She currently teaches at Worthy Yoga in Mariemont, Senior Centers and private clients. She is currently enrolled in 300 teacher training at True Freedom Recovery Yoga focusing on Ayurveda and yoga for trauma and recovery.
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