This post is part of a collaboration with other nurse bloggers.
Gratitude to RNFM Radio with Keith and Kevin who are hosting this round.
Recently I was invited to be a speaker for an erudite group of Oncology Nurse Practitioners from Dartmouth Medical Center in New Hampshire.
The nurse planner wanted me to help create better COLLABORATION + COMMUNITY.
Ahh, right up my alley. As the founder of YogaNursing®, I teach how yoga which means UNION, amplifies unity, community collaboration.
GENTLE yoga therapy enhances collaborative relationships in all things body, mind and spirit-in nurses and nursing.
Definition of collaboration:
communion, teamwork, working together, alliance
The opposite of collaboration:
dis-union, separation, division, noncooperation.
How to achieve this unity, collaborative community?
I taught the nurses the following 2 primary therapeutic components.
#1. YogaNursing® theory– “We can not change the culture without changing the consciousness.” Expanding the nursing mind set. How to expand our minds y’all to transform stress, pain and suffering in the nursing profession into peace, health and wisdom. A holistic nursing, heart + spirt based practice which increases collaboration.
#2. YogaNursing® practice. My training for the Dartmouth NPs included gentle, medical yoga therapy, with the experiential ‘Sacred Remedy Rx’, the heart of YogaNursing® Essentials.
It all starts with stopping THE JAB. The jab is a term I created in YogaNursing® to describe the leading toxic, insidious behavior that leads to the break down of collaboration.
What is the JAB?
Uh-huh. We often silently in our minds are judging, attacking and blaming others for their actions. Fact is until we expand our minds, expand our consciousness, and realize we are are often in JAB thinking, we’re paralyzed to change. Once we cognize that we do this, we can say, “hmmmm, yeah, I’m guilty of the JAB, so how can I make this better?”
The Rx, remedy for the JAB is the practice of mindful compassion + loving kindness.
Compassion and loving kindness are learned via mindfulness and spirit centered practices like meditation, prayer, and the Sacred Remedy Rx.
Another heart centered nurse blogger who integrates a mindful consciousness expanding approach into their teachings is:
Jerome Stone- who offers ‘Meditation Resources for Everyone’. Jerome a Registered Nurse with over thirty years in a variety of health-care settings, is a long-time practitioner and teacher of meditation. Check out his wonderful website here.
Gentle Medical Yoga Therapy + Mindful Meditation practices create ‘conscious community’ in nursing and in the nursing mindset.
Outcome = Collaboration.
Ancient wisdom united with modern science. The yin and yang.
A calm, experiential way to heal.
A feel good compassionate way to collaborate and awaken your INNER NURSE HEALER- then you share the compassion + loving kindness with your fellow nurses.
A collaboration rooted in the loving heart and compassionate soul of nursing.
My heart sees your heart.
P.S. Collaboration includes sharing:) Consider sharing this post with other nurses.