Health care professionals, attend a retreat to reduce stress and compassion fatigue

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:38am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Health care professionals are invited to attend a Mindfulness Retreat to reduce stress and compassion fatigue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8 in the Engineering and Computer Science Building, Room 105 on the Washington State University Vancouver campus. The cost to participate is $50. Register by calling 509-324-7219.

The retreat will include presentations by experts from Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University, and the WSU College of Nursing Office of Professional Development.

Participants will gain an understanding of the science behind mindfulness, self-compassion and stress. Mindfulness is an evidence-based intervention to reduce stress and promote well-being in health care professionals and their patients.

Self-compassion is a powerful way to develop a positive mind set and avoid destructive thought patterns. Participants will experience mindful self-compassion practices including breathing, meditation, walking and yoga.

Lunch will be provided. WSNA-approved 6.5 hours of continuing education units are available for nurses.

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free on weekends.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

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