Shame resilience is a relatively new concept in healthcare theories. Researcher Brene Brown has described shame as an “intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” Since by nature we are all flawed human beings (and healthcareproviders!) at times we will all feel shame in our personal and professional lives. The problem with shame is that it causes us to doubt our own self-worth and we usually react by avoidance, withdrawing or lashing out at self/others. Learning to cope with our own shame helps us stay engaged in our lives in a healthy way and recognize ways we may be contributing to a shameful environment at home or in the workplace. This course will help you to understand the nature of shame on the personal and professional level and be able to identify individual triggers. Through a variety of activities, you will create tools to deal with shame. Most importantly we will create a safe environment in which we can explore this issue in an honest and meaningful way.
Who Should Attend? Registered Nurses, ARNP’s, LPN’s and Other Health Sciences Professionals who want more empathy building tools.
Contact Hours: 4.25
Speaker: Kathryn King, MSW
“Kathryn did an outstanding job guiding us through the material. I would recommend this session to others.”
“Very approachable with a difficult subject, putting us all at ease, great listener and zero’s in on what you are struggling with.”
Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.
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