Need to Make ART
It’s not an easy job.
Experiencing enormous stress is commonplace in every Nursing career. Complex stressful situations are part and parcel of everyday work. It was part of the sheer excitement for me. The job of caring for others 40 hours a week, can sometimes lead to not caring for one’s Self.
Do you want tools to help deal with the daily stressors that occur on a regular basis in a Nursing career?
I teach Intentional Creativity courses designed specifically for Nurses. I am qualified because I believed Nursing was the best career, yet burned out early in the surgical ICU in my twenties. That's why I am here today to teach some simple, yet powerful methods of making the most of your life.
Intentional Creativity, founded by Shiloh Sophia McCloud, is a method of making Art which has the power to contain and transform your experiences. Acknowledging, capturing and expressing experiences with symbols and color allows you to release these experiences and not store them in your body in the form of tight muscles, overeating, high blood pressure, headaches or depression.
Dr. Christine T. Kovner and colleagues found that 13% of newly licensed RNs had changed principal jobs after one year, and 37% reported that they felt ready to change jobs. Hmmm…why is this? Nursing is a fascinating career; there is endless variety and the science is dazzling. You get to live it - all the new advances, providing hope. Yet, there are only so many minutes in the workday and the sheer amount of intellectual work made up of taking care of patients is incredible:
Enacting absolutely precise orders for patient care
Knowing and understanding complex medications, each with differing side effects
Noting and figuring out subtle changes in ANY body system and recognizing when it is a problem
Teaching (all ages, all levels of intellect, all types of resistance)
Providing psychological support
Helping the family
Being fearless because a helpless person or family member needs you to be
Dealing with a patient who personifies one of your triggers
The physical wear on your body- lifting, walking, on your feet, transporting patients in gurneys or bed
Inefficient staffing is raising the stress level of nurses, impacting job satisfaction and driving many nurses to leave the profession.
It is my position that it is time to take care of Nurses,
to provide outlets for work/life balance. My courses, tailored to Nurses, provide a safe space to honor the work, acknowledge the stress and perhaps to heal your stories. As a certified Color of WomanTM teacher and creativity coach, the courses address the stories that are part of the weave of your life. The Art has the power, with your direction, to change the narrative from debilitating stress to empowerment, honoring your strength, courage, intellect and compassion. We are going to engage that compassion and apply it to You.
It is absolutely true that one doesn't have to have any art 'talent' or experience to have a golden result.
There are offerings on paper, and canvas, using quality materials.