PEI Nurses’ Union Education Day
October 30th, 2019
Murchison Centre, 17 St Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown PE
The #Unbreakable Nurse:
Bouncing Forward, Not Back!
Presenter: Gerard Murphy
As a nurse you live to take care of others. You spend years caring for people at work and often at home. But how well do you take care of that one special person, YOU?
If you plan to have a long and rewarding nursing career you have to make sure that you are taking care of your body, mind, and soul. You know this, right? But how well do you practice it?
Although you cannot always change circumstances or situations you find yourself in, you can change the way you think about these situations and how you choose to behave. You can develop skills to make yourself more likely to bounce forward rather than fall back. With the uncertainty, transition, and reorganization associated with health care, resilience is more important than ever if today’s nurse is going to thrive.
During this interactive and upbeat workshop you will:
- Explore the qualities of a highly-resilient, #unbreakable nurse.
- Discuss the health benefits of building resilience.
- Learn practical tips and tools to deal with stress, compassion fatigue and burnout.
- Explore strategies to enhance wellness and resilience, both at work and in your personal life.
- Complete an individualized “#Unbreakable Me” Action Plan.
Gerard Murphy, Barefoot Facilitation Inc.| www.trybarefoot.com
Gerard has a 25 year track record of excellence as a facilitator, educator, and speaker. His passion is helping people to engage in conversations that are impactful and influence individual, team and organizational performance.
Gerard has worked nationally, provincially and regionally to provide facilitation, training and consulting services to clients within the voluntary, public and private sectors. He has extensive experience working with organizations to design and deliver learning opportunities and processes. And he has in-depth content knowledge in health promotion and community development, with expertise in supportive care program planning for people living with heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia.
Gerard is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. With a commitment to lifelong learning he has certifications in public participation, community-based development, leadership development and primary health care collaboration. Gerard is a certified Personality Dimensions® Qualified Facilitator and has successfully completed the training requirements for Master Trainer in the Stanford Chronic-Disease Self-Management Program. He is also a confirmed Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.