Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Applying Mental Health Practices in the Workplace (9 hrs)

This course is geared toward healthcare personnel and anyone interested in learning more about mental health. The course is designed to help participants become more comfortable and competent when working with individuals experiencing psychological distress. Participants will obtain a greater understanding of the basic principles of mental illness and recovery, develop ways to improve communication to foster positive relationships, and learn about basic therapeutic techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Positive Psychology into their daily activities at work. Participants will learn how to recognize a psychiatric crisis and implement basic intervention techniques to ensure everyone’s safety. You will be able to convey hope and foster a better quality of life to those affected by mental illness. John Brodt MS, CPRP

Newtown Campus/$125/OHEAL 1020 WB1/ 3 Thu, 10/2 – 10/16, 6 pm - 9 pm

The Art of Holistic Living for Healthcare Professionals (Taking Care of Yourself Naturally) (6 Hrs)

Through the art of holistic living, healthcare providers will begin a healing journey and exploration into the many natural ways to support and maintain our health while embracing and expanding our human potential. Utilizing these simple health principles, we will develop a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. This course will include breathing techniques, holistic nutrition, meditation, spending time in nature, and harmonizing relationships with self and others. Jeremy Harlow

Newtown Campus/$130/OHEAL 1006 WB1/ Fri, 10/3, 9 am- 4: 30 pm

Self-Care for the Caregiver (6 Hrs)

This course is designed to assist healthcare workers and individuals who provide social, medical, holistic, or other supportive services to individuals in need. Helping others is one of the most effective ways to boost our own internal happiness and self-worth. However, if you do not keep your own internal battery charged you may find that you are not as effective at work, feel increasingly annoyed or depressed, and care less about quality of the services you are delivering. It is not uncommon for people in the helping professions to experience compassion fatigue or burnout as it is sometimes called. Fortunately there are many techniques that can be used to help ensure that you are able to deliver excellent supportive care without compromising your own emotional and mental health. This course will cover a variety of ways to invite happiness into your life that will help you become more successful with helping those in need. Participants will learn stress management strategies such as guided imagery and relaxation techniques, complete a self-inventory of their supports, and examine what their strengths are and how to incorporate them into all areas of life. John Brodt MS, CPRP

Newtown Campus/$85/OHEAL 1021 WB1/ 2 Thu, 11/6 & 11/13, 6 pm - 9 pm

QiGong for the Healthcare Professional (An Introduction to Mind Body Medicine) (6 Hrs)

This course is to provide a clear understanding and an experiential practice of Qigong. Through the study of specific Qigong exercises the participant will develop a state of well-being in mind and body that will help to foster success both in the workplace as well as in the individual’s personal life. Healthcare providers can apply these practices to their personal and professional career. Jeremy Harlow

Newtown Campus/$130/OHEAL 1007 WB1/Fri, 11/14, 9 am – 4:30 pm