Teaching Staff Mindfulness Life Skills For Patients

 Teaching Staff Mindfulness Life Skills For Patients

Course aim:

The focus of this Mindfulness training will be to help nurses and health professionals in health organizations gain the necessary mindfulness based life skills and techniques which can then be taught to patients and clients.  It will equip them to teach clients skills to empower and encourage them to have greater control of their lives in spite of illness. By empowering patients in this way there is an overall cost saving to the service provider in relation to follow on OPD appointments, the use of medication and A&E departments, and hospital beds. Nurses and health professionals trained in mindfulness life skills for patients and clients are more efficient and effective in their roles.

Teaching Staff Mindfulness Life Skills For Patients

“Have your attention on what is and see its fullness in every moment. The presence of the divine is everywhere. You have only to consciously embrace it with your attention.” –The Vedas

Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to have the following health benefits:

  • Enhanced Concentration, Memory, and Ability to Learn
  • In the reduction of depression, anxiety and insomnia
  • Reduction in pain and the need for pain medications
  • Reduced production of “stress hormones,” including cortisol and adrenaline recent study
  • More efficient oxygen use by the body
  • Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
  • Improved interpersonal relationships
  • Lowered cholesterol level
  • Improved immune function

Course content:

  • How to teach Mindfulness Life skills to patients and clients
  • How to teach simple, easy, effective   coping skills for patients and clients for dealing with health issues and challenges
  • Empowering patients and clients to cope more effectively with chronic illness and health related issues and the effects of ill health.
  • Teaching people Mindfulness Life skills  to deal more effectively  with physical or emotional pain
  • Helping people to focus on the here and now, which bring calm and acceptance. for those  with ongoing challenges
  • Teaching people  to become more aware of how illness affects interpersonal relationships
  • Teaching people to cope with distress related to treatment, and to illness symptoms.

Course Duration –2 days

It is recommended that a follow-up full day/half day(depending on numbers and complexity) is integrated to the package as staff will  be given the tools for  improvement to practice with, and follow up allows for feedback, fine tuning, and increased confidence  with support and practice.

Cost: €2000 – for 2-day package

€500 for follow up half day

Venue and refreshments to be provided.

Group Size: 20 to 30 participants

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