As nurses, we have a unique view on story.
We spend much of our time listening to and witnessing the stories of those we care for. Stories are powerful - both in their ability to hinder and to heal.
So, what about the stories we tell ourselves as nurses? About why or how we do this work? About who we are or “should” be as a nurse, or who we’ve become in the face of others suffering? What stories do we tell ourselves about other nurses, about the healthcare system, the doctors, the time constraints, the charting….
The stories we create about our experiences can be particularly impactful to how we engage in our nursing roles. With high work-related stress, these stories can become unhelpful, even hurtful and causing us even further stress. It is natural to for our minds to form disempowered stories when we are stressed. And what can result is a pattern of disconnection, numbing out, cynicism, frustration, disillusionment - especially when we are not aware of what is woven through or hidden below the surface of those stories. There is an intimate interplay between the stories and the unconscious beliefs that inform it. These beliefs are formed throughout our lived experience inside and outside of nursing, and they live hidden in our bodies and become woven tightly into the fabric of our being. They operate as automatic “programs” - default settings that cause us to act and think in ways that keep us in repetitive, unhelpful patterns of being and doing - all which can leave us feeling depleted, stuck, and maybe even powerless.
But, it doesn't have to be this way.
These stories can be rewritten, by you as the author!
Have you read Brene Brown's book Rising Strong? In it she talks about rewriting our stories and the “SFD” (shitty first draft) - getting the story out of the head and onto paper so that we have something "tangible" to work with. Doing this gives us an up-close and personal look into how our minds move into automatic beliefs that can cause us unnecessary stress and suffering.
In this class you will be doing something very similar - but with paint added!
It is vital for nurses to be self-reflective and self-aware in order to be as present for those they serve. With increased self-awareness and an experience of feeling empowered we can practice nursing in a way that is led by our soul’s desire for this path. We can experience a deeper connection to the art of caring for ourselves, those we care for, our colleagues, the collective, and the world.
Are you ready to explore and transform some of the limiting beliefs and stories that may be causing you to feel stressed, unfulfilled, or disconnected to yourself and role as nurse?
Do you desire to become more self-aware and experience a deeper connection, resilience, meaning, and fulfillment in your role as nurse?
Soul Story Cards is part one three in the self-care for nurses series. It can be taken separately, or as a group of two or all three. Click here to learn more.
In this workshop you will:
Experience conscious connection through sharing what is on your heart in the safety of the Red Thread Circle.
Experience a guided visualization to access your inner wisdom and intuition, which will inform your creative process during this workshop.
Be guided through an inquiry and writing process to identify any limiting beliefs, related to yourself as a nurse, that are ready to be transformed into a new story.
Work with paint and paper to create a deck of hand-made empowerment cards with personal, soul nourishing messages.
No previous painting experience needed
Art supplies are provided
Space is limited
Where: my Comox Valley studio
Full payment is required at the time of registration. If cancellation is required, you must cancel up to 5 days before the event to receive a full refund. If cancellation occurs between 48-96 hours (2-4 days) before the event, a 30% cancellation fee will apply. No refunds will be given with less than 48 hours (2 days) notice. Please connect with me by phone or email to cancel. Thank you!