2014 34th AHNA Annual Conference - Through the Looking Glass: A Vision of Holistic Leadership in Portland, Oregon
(June 5-8, 2014 Pre-Conference June 5th and Post-Conference June 8th)

Pre-Conference
Thursday Full Day June 5, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (6 CNE)


1.  Exploring the Art and Science of Holistic Nursing: Validation of Transformational Nursing Practice through Certification - Deborah Shields, RN, PhD, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC & Margaret Erickson, RN, PhD, AHN-BC
The purpose of this presentation is to provide a foundational overview of the Holistic Nursing Core Values and Standards of Professional Practice Performance, enabling participants to develop skills in preparing to take the national Holistic Nursing Certification examination. Certification validates their practice, expertise and leadership in Holistic Nursing and provides an important resource as a transformational healthcare leader.
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics
(I, A)

2.  CANCELED -  Nursing Leadership through Coaching - Luz N. Adams, NC-BC, MS, BSN, CMC
To identify key concepts of coaching, expand the nursing role, the leadership role, the scope of practice, gain new skills and knowledge. This program will benefit nurses personally and professionally by identifying tools and skills to assist individuals in achieving goals, assess the readiness to change, and implement behavioral change.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

3.  Through the Looking Glass and Lens ~ Using Online Video as a Tool for Healthcare Transformation - Marilee Tolen, RN, HN-BC
The purpose of this presentation is to teach holistic nurses how they can use online video as a powerful tool for communication, education, and marketing.  Practical demonstrations and step-by-step demonstrations including power point webinars, screen sharing webinars, slide shows, creating a You Tube Channel, steps to shooting your own video with ipads, smart phones, or cameras, as well as how to share videos on websites, blogs, and in social media will be covered.
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development
Aesthetics (I)

4.  The Energetic of Your Journey as a Nursing Leader: Exploring Present, Past and Future Dynamics - Mary Jo Bulbrook, EdD, RN, CEMP/S/I, CHTP, HTCP
To empower individuals to explore the energetic enhancing or blocking your personal journey in life and professional work life.  The power is in your hands to reshape not only your own destiny, but others to be leaders in health and healing advocating holistic values and practices.  Through this experiential workshop participants will explore the elements of the energy system: energy centers, tracts, meridians, central core line, core star and interfering energies that shape our destiny both in and out of awareness. A personal experience will facilitate examining your present leadership abilities, where you are now, where you have been and where you want to go - and become all you can be by removing obstacles in your path.  Our work life is influenced by many conscious, unconscious and super conscious experiences through varying time frames.  This insightful inward look will provide concrete answers to empowering and energizing you in your leadership role.
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I, A)

Pre-Conference
Thursday June 5, 8:00 AM – Noon (3.5 CNE)


5.  Holistic Research:  Shining the Light on Complexity - Roxane Raffin Chan, RN, PhD, AHN-BC & Anne Vitale, PhD, APN, AHN-BC…
This presentation will promote leadership abilities of holistic nurses in all settings by promoting understanding, implementation and creation of holistic nursing research.  Holistic nurses at the bedside, in academic settings and in research development need to work together and with other health care professionals to increase the dissemination of evidenced based holistic health care.  This presentation will improve nurse’s ability to identify complex nursing interventions within their practice and to articulate appropriate research designs for these interventions that will support the delivery of evidenced based practice within holistic nursing.
 Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Praxis (I)

6. Towards an Era of Compassion: How Complexity Science will take us through the Looking Glass - Mike Taylor, RN, MHA, CDE
This presentation will take current holistic health knowledge and practice and combine it with the latest from complexity science to create a platform for the transformation of healthcare towards an era of holistic compassionate health. Traditional science of reductionism, which the current health care system is based on, is being replaced by Complexity Science where the whole is more than the sum of the parts. The co-evolution of the parts and the whole is a basic complexity science paradigm that will be developed as a new paradigm of a science of compassion. Complexity is a holistic science that has applicability at both the health system and individual practitioner level. Holistic nurses are used to practicing on the living edge of knowledge and so are uniquely situated to take advantage of complexity science and move health care forward.
Track:  Practice, Research, Praxis (I, A)

7.  Increasing the Use of the Arts in my Professional and Personal Life - Andrea Kovalesky, PhD, RN…
Over the past 2 decades the use of the arts in healthcare has been increasingly valued in patient care, healthcare design, and professional educational programs. Studies, albeit mostly small ones, continue to demonstrate the benefits of the use of the arts with patients, families, and students.  Through reflective activities, discussions, and brief lectures, participants will determine how one or more arts can be incorporated comfortably into their work setting and daily life to promote relaxation, restoration, and healing for themselves and for others they care for.  This program is especially designed for nurses who have been minimally exposed to the arts in their educational and personal journeys.
Track:  Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (B, I)

8.  Bridging East and West at the Bedside: Introduction to Clinical Acupressure - Elizabeth Monson, M.A, M.S
Employing acupressure techniques allows the nurse to serve as a primary change agent at the bedside offering a expanded model of healing and symptom relief. Results of nursing led innovative holistic healthcare models using acupressure at the bedside for relief of common symptoms will be discussed.  Demonstrations will include simple acupressure techniques to employ bedside for patient care.  
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (B)

9.  Healthy, Healing Environments - Factors Impacting Nurse Fatigue and Health - Sharon M Weinstein, RN, MS, CRNI, FACW, FAAN, & Debbie Reynolds Hughes, RN, MSN, PMHNP, FNP, BC…
How nurses feel and how they perform, have a definite impact on practice and one's health.  This program addresses the impact of the environment on fatigue, safety and stress-related health conditions. Fatigue is a reality in nursing that affects mind, body, and spirit.
The positive effect of healing environments has driven healthcare leaders to develop healing attributes within their philosophies of care and organizational cultural initiatives.  Key to the success of such a program is a commitment to workplace wellness and work-life balance.  The presenters connect the dots between stressful work, nurses' wellness, adrenal fatigue, and outcomes with a focus on innovative approaches and best practices.
Track:  Practice, Education, Praxis (I)

10.  Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Care for Nurses: Maintaining Equilibrium in a Changing Health Care Environment - Donna Lamke, RN, MSN, FNP
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a healing art which uses hand contact at specific locations on the body to harmonize energy flow and support health and well-being.  Jin Shin Jyutsu self-care methods promote relaxation; ability to stay centered, and may help with common issues such as muscle tension and pain, headaches, sleeplessness, and stress symptoms. Participants will experience Jin Shin Jyutsu, a healing art which harmonizes the vital energy that circulates through the body.
Through Jin Shin Jyutsu self-care practice awareness is awakened to our innate ability to balance ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jin Shin Jyutsu self-care provides a tool for holistic nurses to maintain balance and model self-care.  
Track:  Personal & Professional Development (B)

Pre-Conference
Thursday June 5, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (3.5 CNE)


11.  Yoga for Health: Therapeutic Tools for Creating Balance in Mind, Body and Spirit - Bonnie Berk, MS, RN, HNB-BC, E-RYT…
Developing a personal yoga practice that includes asana, pranayama, meditation and right intention, the nurse becomes a more effective holistic leader and advocate for self and others.  Yoga by definition means to "yoke" or bring together mind, body and spirit. Self-reflection and self-transformation are the cornerstone of moving toward self-actualization and serving a higher purpose in both the personal and professional realm.  Creating healing environments by fostering therapeutic presence from a place of calm and inner-knowing, the nurse is able to better support integrative practices within the clinical setting. Both theory and practice as a framework for self-reflection and self-transformation in an effort to move toward self-actualization will be covered. A healthy mind in a healthy body forms the basis of being an effective Holistic Nurse.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

12.  Treating Overweight and Type 2 Diabetes through Natural Dieting - Irving Cohen, MD, MPH, & Mary T. Stewart, MSN, APRN… 
This course will prepare holistic nurses to successfully supervise and monitor patients requiring weight reduction due to overweight and obesity.  Successful techniques of natural dieting interventions which can guide patients to a healthier life and reverse many disease processes will be explored and which current weight-control practices are not supported by substantive evidence and how to critically examine and evaluate weight-loss programs and practices.  This presentation will provide skills and understanding for holistic nurses to assume a leadership role in combating the current epidemics of overweight and type 2 diabetes.  An understanding of medical sub-optimization, a practice where a treatment focuses on a single problem, at the expense of the whole person will be gained as well as the importance and challenge of being an exemplar of holistically health practices, in dealing with patients, the public and other professionals.
Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I, A)

13.  Enhance Self-Care - Create a Healing Environment with Feng Shui - Ellen Schultz, PhD, RN, HTCP, AHN-BC, WWC…
Feng Shui, which focuses on the flow of energy through space, may promote good health, abundance, harmonious relationships and serve as a foundation for self-care. This presentation will introduce principles of Feng Shui that can be integrated into home and work environments.  Holistic nurses recognize self-care as essential for practice and "strive to achieve harmony/balance in their own lives to assist others to do the same." A frequently overlooked strategy is the application of Feng Shui to one's home or work environment. Application of Feng Shui principles supports other self-care activities and influences the environments in which nurses live and work.
Track:  Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

14.  Holistic Leadership: The Role of Psychoneuroimmunology and the Importance of Self-care - Carey S Clark, RN, PhD…
A background in the science of pyschoneuroimmunology, the stress response, and the significant implications of entering into the relaxation response on a daily basis will be the program focus. A discussion around the need for nurses as holistic leaders to role model self-care will support the creation of personalized plans with the learned information.  Participants will engage in small group work and be offered follow up opportunities to support their own holistic leadership consciousness evolution.
Track:  Practice, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

15.  The Tipping Point in Holistic Nursing - Sharon M Weinstein, MS, CRNI, FACW, FAAN…
'Connectors' are those with vast networks of people who hear new ideas, talk about them, and share them.  These ideas are explored to identify the role of holistic nurse leaders in embracing change as a tipping point.  Within holistic nursing, we have many examples of tipping points, including the Magnet hospital movement and nursing specialization.   Advocacy, inter-professional collaboration, mentorship, transforming healthcare, and best practices are a few examples.  Each of these movements could have failed, had they not had their own "salesperson" and "connectors;" the terms author Malcolm Gladwell uses to describe the vast networks. Teambuilding, partnering, outreach, and collaboration are all terms of the new millennium; such terms suggest a continuing trend in healthcare.  Strategic partnering provides opportunities for personal and professional growth, outreach, and collaboration. 
Track:  Practice, Education, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development (I)

16.  Sharing the Vision, Social Media for Holistic Promotion - Susan Rose, MSN, RN
By improving social media skills, nurses will become more effective in their ability to communicate and advocate for patient health and self-care.  They will be able to reach a wider audience with their personal inspiration as well as holistic focused treatments.  Are you starting a holistic practice in Reiki, Aromatherapy, Massage, Health Coaching or more?  Then you need to promote it! This workshop will cover fundamentals of facebook pages, blogs, twitter and linkedin to help get your message out!  Through step-by-step directions and check lists,  participants will develop a social media action plan that selectively enhances their practice mission and personal life.
Track:  Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

Friday June 6, 10:30 AM – Noon – Breakout Session A (1.5 CNE 90 min.)

21.  Research Papers #1 
        A.  The Nurse's Lived Experience of Becoming an Interprofessional Leader:
Kim A Stiles, 
              RN, PhD, AHN-BC, CNE and Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD...
B. Finding the Right Words: The Experience of New Nurses after ELNEC Education    
       Integrated into a BSN Curriculum:
Cindy Barrere, PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC…
C.   Preferences to Receive Information about Palliative Care for Adult Patients: Gail Elaine   
       Pittroff, PhD, MAPS, BSN, RN…

    
22.  The Leadership of AHNA Crones and Sages - Vicki Slater, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, CHTP/I, Ellie Slette, RN, MS, BSN, & Barbara Mader, RN, HTP, RM…
Exploring the leadership of crones and sages in various cultures, including AHNA will be the focus.  Most leaders in nursing are middle aged, but many in the AHNA population are older. Maslow identified seven, not just the traditionally recognized five hierarchies of development.  He described the sixth level as a Need for Knowing and Understanding and the seventh level as a Need for Beauty and Aesthetics.  The older members of AHNA may have reached these upper levels of Maslow's hierarchy and would approach leadership differently than our members who are younger.  The purpose of the presentation is to explore the differences that crones and sages bring to leadership.
Track:  Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

23.  Yoga, Cancer and Healing: Reframing our Awareness of Cancer - Christina Tondora, NMD, & Susan B. Smith…
This presentation examines development and treatment of cancer from a yogic perspective, and by reframing our awareness, we can bring about true healing.  The current conventional cancer process, due to its combative nature, in and of itself, creates conflict within the patient. But in order for the system to change, we must first change ourselves. This presentation examines this imminent paradigm shift by providing useful tools to reframe our awareness, perception, and the current language we use surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  This seminar will provide a new way of thinking about cancer that can create lasting behavioral and communication changes in ourselves empowering us to be agents of change, and ultimately help our patients find their own inherent power. 
Track:  Educator, Practitioner, Supervisor, Student Nurse (I, A)

24.  Subconscious Beliefs Limit Holistic Practice: Experience the Change Now! - Myra L Lovvorn, RN, MSN, FNP-BC…
To recognize self-limiting, subconscious beliefs using a holistic approach to enhance methods of communication, participants will experience muscle testing and a demonstration of a modality to change limiting beliefs that prevent developing as artists, leaders, teachers, holistic practitioners and researchers.  New science has emerged giving the holistic practitioner more strategies to identify personal and professional limiting beliefs, and communicate more effectively to assist others with limiting beliefs and research opportunities to change and impact beliefs of clients and systems.  For nurses, this new skill is a tool to advance changes in the health care system and promote an integrative healing art into their practice. 
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (I)

25.  Self Care is Health Care - Judy A Fasone, RN, BSN, NC-BC…
This presentation is to empower nurses to practice self care for themselves as they care for others.  Leaning on previous nursing theorists such as Rogers, Orem and Watson, the concept of self care is explored and expanded. Developing a healthy self, healthy peer relationships and healthy collaborations ensure success when working to change the current health care environment.  This experiential presentation will encourage nurses to use self reflection and self awareness to assess wellness as a pre-cursor to leadership potential. Interactive discussion as well as somatic learning experiences will empower and ignite the passionate energy of change.  More self care may mean less reliance on the health care system, reduced expense and less absenteeism for institutions.   Participants will get a clearer connection between self care and health care, and reignite a desire to naturally lead others toward greater self care.
Track:  Praxis, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

26.  Leading from the Inside Out: Applying Interpersonal Neurobiology as a Holistic Nurse Leader - Katherine L. Puckett, PhD, & Cynthia Ingram, RN, BS, COHN-S, HN-BC…
This presentation will explore a contemporary model of holistic leadership: mindful leadership.  The evidence-based concept of Interpersonal Neurobiology (combining mindfulness, attachment and neuroscience) provides the scientific basis for nurse leaders to develop a leadership style that contributes to the creation of a holistic workplace.  The presentation includes an experiential component - the seven of the Healthy Mind Platter - that provides participants space and time to try out reflective, refreshing and renewing practices that can be incorporated into their personal action plan for a sustainable healthy lifestyle that contributes to being a transformational holistic leader.
Track:  Practice, Education, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development (I)

27.  Healing Gardens - How Well-Designed Gardens at Healthcare Facilities Help Reduce Stress, Promote Health and Wellness - Marijean Stephenson, RN, BSN, BS, CRRN, CBIS, & Mark Epstein, ALSA…
This presentation details some of the current factors affecting healthcare, summarizes some of the underlying research of the benefits of nature to humans, and illustrates research-based processes and practices to facilitate better healthcare landscape design.  Healing Garden creations offer holistic nurses a unique opportunity to get involved at a leadership level and help create healing spaces within the clinical setting. Core Value 3 of the Holistic Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice states: "Holistic nurses have a particular obligation to create a therapeutic healing environment that values holism, caring, social support, and integration of conventional and CAM approaches to healing...Holistic nurses shape the physical environment (e.g. light, fresh air, pleasant sounds or quiet, neatness and order, healing smells, earth elements) and, as Nightingale stated, “ put the person in the best condition for nature to act upon him or her". 
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (B, I)

28.  Music Therapy & Music Medicine: Applications to Enhance Well-being - Judith Pinkerton, BA, MT-BC/L…
The use of music as a therapeutic tool affecting patient and personal care outcomes to treatment will be the presentation focus so that nurses can refer to music as a resource for health.  Healing music applications from sixteen genres will be presented within the fields of music therapy and music medicine. Both approaches are defined for regulating mood, managing pain, increasing meaningful dialogue, investigating theories, research and evidence-based practice in healthcare settings, and supporting self-care with significant stress reduction through experiential exercises.
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I)

29.  Taking "The Happiness Journey”! - Rachel Y. Hill, RN, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, NC-BC, Ch.t…
This presentation will provide new information and tools that will enhance the quality of personal and professional life for nurses. With understanding and application, the tools can alleviate burn-out syndrome by providing knowledge that enables the nurse to draw from their own inner resources to establish harmony in every aspect of their life.  Exploring the most recent updates in positive psychology, allows nurses to examine their own frame of reference for maintaining happiness.  They are able to self-reflect and create shifts in their current way of thinking, and repair any flawed premises they may have had from earlier programming.  This new information empowers the individual to create new ways of thinking, working, and interacting with colleagues and patients; improving the quality of their own life experiences.
Track:  Personal & Professional Development (I)

Friday June 6, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Breakout Session B (1.0 CNE 60 min.)

30.  Research Papers #2 
A. Familes' Perceptions of a Pediatric Palliative Aquatics Program
: Sheila Pyatt, BSN…
B. Acupressure for ADHD: A Pilot Program to Teach an Acupressure Protocol to Parents of Children Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD for Adjunctive Symptom Management:  Elizabeth Monson, M.A, M.S., ANP-C…
C. The Incidence and Impact of Deathbed Communication Reported by Hospice Nurses: Elizabeth Repede, APRN-BC, MS, FNP, CMH, RN, AHN-BC…

31.  Teaching Stress Management Strategies - Dr. Debra Rose Wilson, PhD MSN RN IBCLC AHN-BC CHT… 
This hands-on presentation will prepare nurses to teach stress management strategies.  Nursing is the avenue through which the population can be taught self care and stress management strategies known to improve immune function, general health, and control of the body's response to stressors.  Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and practice stress management strategies for self care and teaching. Those who are caring for self and patients holistically can effectively use evidence-based stress management strategies to lead the movement of patient care towards empowered and informed consumers.
Track:  Practice, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

32.  Leading from Within: Modeling Wellness in Clinical Practice - Thomas Browning, MA, RN-BC…
An intrinsic motivation model for leadership in holistic nursing will be presented which promotes development rather than depletion in the healthcare provider, and is an approach for life-long learning of cognitive, emotional, body and spiritual awareness, and pairs personal talent and passion with perceived need.  An intrinsic motivation model of leadership promotes multidimensional self-awareness including perceptual maturity, emotional intelligence, body awareness and spiritual intelligence, particularly in the context of clinician self-care while serving in dynamic healthcare environments.  Encouraging this level of holistic leadership transforms the workplace, impacting all disciplines, and positions the holistic nurse as a leader for teaching best practice approaches to clinician self-care and empathic wellness. 
Track:  Practice, Education, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development (I)

33.  Time to Think: A Qualitative Study of Registered Nurses with Clinical Reasoning - Jane Foote, RN, EdD, BSN…
The purpose of the presentation is to explore the qualitative research study and reflect on the importance of creating and sustaining adequate time to think in one's daily practice. The findings of this research study highlight the importance and complexity of time in nurse's thinking about their work while caring for clients as time phrases were apparent in the experiences nurses shared. The participants included phrases describing two types of time: "clock time" and "time to think". Recommendations include presenting time to novice nurses and students in such a way that a more holistic view of time can be implemented, allowing for reflection on behalf of both the nurse and the individuals receiving care.
Track: Practice, Education, Research (I)

34.  Holistic Nursing in Acute Care: A High Touch Journey in a High Tech World - Dana Monday, RN, BSN, LMT, HNB-BC…
This presentation examines innovative approaches which facilitate inter-professional collaboration and mentorship by discussing a current model of a Holistic Nurse role in an acute care, inpatient setting, which by its very nature requires collaboration with professionals in other disciplines.  Describing and discussing the practice of this unique position of hospital inpatient based Holistic Nursing will also reinforce the value of holistic nurse leaders in transforming healthcare by illustrating a role for a dedicated holistic nurse on the team.
There will be an opportunity to share experiences with holistic nursing and integrative care in the inpatient setting, much of which revolves around the process of gaining acceptance and buy-in from other healthcare professionals
Track:  Practice, Personal & Professional Development (I)

35.  Nurse as Shaman Ancient Healing Traditions and Modern Healthcare Paradigms - Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG, AHN-BC…
Increasing awareness among holistic nurses of the similarity between modern nursing interventions and ancient shamanic healing is the presentation focus.  Healers in ancient traditions around the world have always functioned as community leaders and role models. They reflect the comtemporary model of holistic leadership by integrating healing traditions focused on recognition of spiritual and physical health enhancing modalities. Interacting with healers schooled in ancient traditions provides innovative approaches which facilitate inter-professional collaboration and mentorship, by allowing the nurse to actively interact with indigenous healers and exploring healing modalities used successfully for centuries in other cultures.  
Track:  Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I, A)

36.  Health Coaching: Looking Beyond Health & Wellness to Advance Care Planning Coaching - Ann Loth, RN, MS, CNS, DNP…
Comprehensive chronic disease management must include facilitation of patients'/family’s health care decisions and using health coaching to facilitate advance care planning is an important frontier for the holistic nurse. This presentation will review a model used in health coaching, appreciative inquiry, to facilitate client/family based decision-making rooted in their values to guide health care practices. Using health coaching skills, the holistic nurse assists the client living with chronic illness(es) to further delineate advance care planning (ACP) goals related to disease management.  Through this exploration using health coaching, the client remains in charge and the nurse facilitates the discussion.  
Track:  Practice, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development (I)

37.  Authentic and Congruent Holistic Nurse Leadership - Diane Mead, RN, BSN, PCC…
This presentation is to empower current and future holistic nurse leaders to enrich their professional practice and organizational performance while living their passions; infuse congruency and authenticity throughout an organization to sustain a healthy, cooperative work environment; and approach holistic nurse leadership with moral courage.  The innovative style of congruent and authentic nurse leadership can be a vital strategy to preserve the core values of holistic nursing.  Within the context of moral courage, self reflection, and values clarification, holistic nurse leaders can implement a values-based approach to leadership, and the potential in all current and future holistic nurse leaders.  Using these principles a sustainable model can be adapted to integrate into any health care organization, enhance congruency and authenticity in holistic nurse leadership, and can guide your organization toward the unlimited potential of holistic nursing values.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I)

38.  Through the Looking Glass: An Adventure into the World of a Holistic Nurse Leader Linda Thomas, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN, CHTP/I, HTAP…
The purpose of this session is to enable the participant to develop the knowledge and leadership skills needed to empower themselves in order to advocate and transform healthcare to a caring /healing model.  The skills and knowledge needed by holistic nurses to be able to communicate within the healthcare profession as advocates for transforming our practice to one that recognizes and cultivates a therapeutic, caring/healing environment utilizing integrative practices will be the focus. A group discussion on the roles of the holistic nurse in the process as well as some tools to help assimilate information learned during the session into their various practices will be identified.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I)

Saturday June 7, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Breakout Session C (1.5 CNE 90 min.)

39.  Transforming Healthcare through Self-Reflection on the Seven Attitudes of Mindfulness Meditation - Jane B. Hutcheson, DNSc, MSN, BSN RN, DNS, MSN, HTCP/I…
This presentation will examine the use of Jon-Kabot Zinn's 7 attitudes of mindfulness meditation to transform the approach of nurses' and student nurses' to healthcare.  The 7 attitudes include non-judging, patience, beginner's mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance and letting go.  How the attitudes have been used with senior nursing students in an accelerated nursing program and RNs in a BSN completion program using self-reflection journals students were introduced to a new attitude each week. The students participated in daily mindfulness practice on the attitude to increase their awareness.  Examples of students' self-reflection on how the mindfulness attitudes transformed their nursing practice will be shared. 
Track:  Practice, Education (B, I)

40.  Body Prayer as a Personal Spiritual Practice to Strengthen Body-Mind-Spirit - Cynthia Anne Hutchison, RN, DNS, MSN, HTCP/I…
Body prayer is a known practice that is universal yet can be individualized to fit into any person's belief system or faith.  Understanding and experiencing body prayer will be the goal as an integrated body-mind-spirit form of personal connection to Higher Power and Higher Self will be the goal.  Learners will participate in a hysical/emotional/mental/spiritual practice that is universal, transcultural and joyful. Variations will be introduced and ways to individualize the practice based on one's own belief or faith.  Holistic Nurses embrace the human being as body-mind-spirit. Inherent in that description is an assumption that holistic nurses have interest in a personal spiritual practice to connect with higher power and to strengthen their relationship with their own higher self. Inner transformation, self care and self reflection all support holistic nurses in their ability to lead others through their own knowledge and wisdom into their realm of influence in health care and health care systems.  
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (B, I)

41.  An Overview of a Successful Integrative Care Program at a Large, Tertiary Pediatric Medical Center - Lois Bogenschutz, RN, BSN…
An overview of program development, current operations, benefits and challenges of an established, successful Integrative Care Program at a midwestern tertiary Pediatric Medical Center will be covered.  The role of the Holistic Health Specialist as a leader in transforming care in an institution that has eight registered holistic health nurses.  The team provides direct clinical care to patients and families and education to patients, families, hospital staff, medical and nursing students and others, as well as actively being involved in leading research projects. Each member of the team has the leadership responsibility to advance and integrate holistic health practices in on a daily basis. Competencies required for these positions and examples of leadership/projects will be reviewed. 
Track:  Practice (I)

42.  Changing Lenses Shifting Filters: Seeing Through Duality into Embracing Oneness - Saloni Malhotra, RN, BSN, BA, HNB-BC, CCAP, H.S.M.I…
This program will examine how our perceptions of separation create our life experiences: influencing our choices, how we respond/react to change and embrace/ensure our challenges. Utilizing a photography metaphor, participants will explore how choices, change, and challenges appear different as the viewing lense change and filters shift.  These different spiritual constructs will be covered to expand our view of life in duality and roadblocks to oneness.  By inviting and facilitating oneness, our microcosm shifts toward a vibration of oneness.  Changing lenses and shifting filters, to bring awareness of ways to embark and emerge into oneness within the microcosm, regardless of the journey and stressors.
Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I, A)

43.  Basics of Nutrition, Digestion, and Elimination - Ann Cathcart, RN, BSN, RN, HTCP, HNB-BC, LUT…
Nurses can assist health and wellbeing of their patients and themselves with a fundamental understanding of current trends on how foods and supplements enhance or deter whole health.  Recognizing “you are what you eat”, what you eat is subject to the individual's process of healthy digestion and elimination of waste products. Holistic nurses specialize in whole body wellness and as leaders in wholeness and wellness, are looked to for information as well as being healthy role models.  Knowing the basics of food as energy and how food affects the body, mind and spirit is fundamental to understanding whole health and wellbeing.  A basic knowledge of current trends and research of how foods (and supplements) enhance, or are a detriment, to the health of their patients and themselves will be covered.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

44. Leadership with Diwatas (Forces in Nature) - Grace Stanley, MA, RN-HC…
The purpose of this activity is to help nurses explore, gain confidence and courage to practice one's authentic and inherent cultural ways in all places and at all times. Since we have commonalities in our own cultural ways of knowing, healing and being, this presentation opens possibilities for developing effective social/political networks, influences groups as opposed to just individuals,  provides skills in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration, inspires to  find/discover our voice as holistic nurses and empowers nurses with courage and confidence.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I)

45.  The Evolving Practitioner - Elijah Carter, PT
Standardized physical tests can be used as objective measurements to determine the efficacy of treatment when influencing the more subtle energies.  Since the body is a reflection of the whole energy field, in order to make permanent changes in the body, the more subtle realms need to be influenced. With a holistic treatment approach directed towards the subtle realms, it is very important to use objective findings to guide and determine the efficacy of treatments. The use of standardized physical tests such as structural alignment, range of motion, strength, resistance, and palpation, will establish a necessary baseline and will guide the practitioner to areas of the field that are not in harmony. 
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I)

Saturday June 7, 11:00 AM – Noon – Breakout Session D (1.0 CNE 60 min.)

46.  The Role of the Holistic Nurse in Maintaining a Healthy Brain - Carol Hahn, MSN, RN, ONC…
Normal brain changes as we age, warning signs of dementia, and strategies that will enhance the whole person, including brain health, will be discussed and demonstrated.  We are on a spiritual journey as we age, which reflects the essential piece of every person's core beliefs.  Dementia is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and age is the biggest risk factor, so as the population ages, more people will be diagnosed with this cognitive syndrome.  Since there is no treatment or cure for dementia, it is important that nurses take the initiative of not only keeping their own brains healthy, but also advocating and educating others about the importance of brain health. The brain health strategies and modalities shared will enhance the whole person and will help the nurse incorporate self care and self healing into their own lives, while serving as a role model and educator to others around them.
Track:  Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

47.  Effect of Diffused Aromatherapy on Test Anxiety Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students -
Catherine Esther Johnson, MSN, BSN…
The purpose of this presentation is to educate holistic nurses about how aromatherapy can be integrated into nursing education, specifically for students with test anxiety.  Nursing students experience high levels of stress and test anxiety in the academic world and as a result, many are unable to accomplish their professional goals. This presentation will describe test anxiety and cognitive test anxiety; gender responses to test anxiety management and an experimental study with a focus on the statement of the problem, research questions, the research design, and the results.
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I)

48.  Don't Believe Everything You Think: Ten Illusions that Prevent Us from Finding True Happiness (A Workshop on Self-Care) - Wendy Treynor, PhD…
This presentation will share strategies to prevent negative emotion through “social context love”.  It will explore the release of negative emotion through “body love”.  Additionally ways to avoid negative emotion through “mind love” will be explored.
Track:  Personal & Professional Development (B)

49.  Pearls of Wisdom from Successful National Interprofessional Nurse Leaders - Kim A Stiles, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CNE, Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, ANEF & Cathy Andrews, PhD, RN…
Learn how nurse interprofessional leaders were challenged to both live and expand holistic nursing core values as they successfully implemented transformational change in healthcare on state and national levels. Innovative strategies for fostering collaboration and meaningful dialogue within diverse groups will be revealed.  Findings distilled from a qualitative research study of eight interprofessional nurse leaders about their experience of becoming effective interprofessional leaders involved in shaping healthcare on a national level will be presented. These stories also address how successful leaders learned to influence groups as opposed to single individuals, how they developed a more effective voice, and how they refined their communication and collaboration skills with the use of reflection. 
Track:  Personal & Professional Development (I, A)

Sunday June 8, 9:00 AM – 10:30 – Breakout Session E (1.5 CNE 90 min.)

50.   Research Papers #3 
        A.  Holistic Leadership Based Outcomes from an RN- BSN Reiki Course:
Carey S Clark, PHD,     
               RN, AHN-BC…

        B.  Improving Health-Related Quality of Life with an Innovative Holistic Nursing Model of  
              Care Entitled Centering Chronic Pelvic Pain:
Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC 
              and Maria T. Chao, DrPH, MPA…

        C.  The Effect of a Reflective Garden Walking Program: Ruth McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP
        D.  Aromatherapy Hand Massage for Older Adults with Chronic Pain: Kathleen Cino PhD, RN, 
              CNE…

        E.  The Effect of Sit-N-Fit Chair Yoga on Older Adults with Osteoarthritis: Ruth McCaffrey,   
              DNP, ARNP, FAAN and William J. McCaffrey…


51.  Changing The Way You Eat Creates Change in You, Your Patient and the Healthcare System - Cassandra D. Herbert, MS, APRN/PMH-BC, AHN-BC, CDNC…
This presentation will teach nurses which foods contribute to inflammation, toxic overload and dis "ease".  Nurses know the importance of healthy eating, but have challenges implementing this in their own life and knowing how foods are really contributing to their well-being. The simplest step one can take in changing the way they feel is to change what nutrition they are putting in their body. The path to greater self -love is choosing to eat foods that rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Participants will learn what foods contribute to health and wellness and how to use their unique skills as a holistic nurse to empower and promote change in their patients. They will also learn strategies on how to become a role model and advocate for  healthy eating and effectively communicate the importance of nutrition to patients, co-workers and stakeholders in the healthcare arena.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I

52.  Emotional Freedom Technique as a Strategy for Developing Leadership Potential
Mary Kozub, PhD, RN…
Twofold, this presentation will, explore the leadership potential of holistic nurses, wherever we practice, and present Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as a leadership building strategy. The role of individuals as leaders will begin with a discussion of the AHNA position on holistic nursing leadership and will include the following: the definition and characteristics of leaders, the various roles and ways that leaders can be present, leadership as a local as well as national phenomenon, and cultivating individual leadership potential through strategies, focusing on Emotional Freedom Technique. Participants will learn and apply basic EFT, develop a group script on the concept of developing leadership potential and the application of the script with a closing session of EFT by workshop participants.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I, A)

53.  Yoga as Transformation: For Patients, Nurses and Self-Care - Lorraine Karen Jacobsohn, MSN, MGH, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, ERYT500…
The implementation of yoga as an evidence-based, holistic approach to patient care in a variety of patient care settings; as a complement to conventional medicine to promote health and healing; and as a self-care tool for health care providers.  Yoga has long been used by nurses at the bedside in the form of relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and guided imagery.  Yoga is also a systematic practice that includes flows, alignment, and restorative poses, as well as multiple breathing techniques and meditative practices. Part of an interdisciplinary team, nurses in all practice settings can initiate yoga as a holistic patient care practice to complement traditional medicine. Nurse leaders can introduce yoga for nurses and other health care providers to help staff cope with stress, prevent burn-out/compassion fatigue and improve productivity.  While the uncertainty about changes in health care ensue, and as patients become more acute and complex, yoga provides nurses with the time and the space for healing, self-reflection and self-care. 
Track:  Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development (B)

54.  Holistic Nurses are Transformational Leaders (TL)
- Phyllis Mabbett, PhD and Karilee H. Shames PhD, RN, A-HNC...The Transformational Leadership Model will be used as a framework for the basis of this presentation development of these skills.  Holistic Nurses are in an ideal position to use the TL Model in creating change and innovation in practice settings. This model will be described, real life examples will illustrate and explain how nurses can apply it. Core skills used by ransformational leaders will be outlined from 3 different theoretical frameworks.  Opportunities and the need for nursing leadership within today's healthcare environment will be identified. 
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I, A)

55.  Lead with Your Energy: Embody the Caring/Healing Perspective with Mindfulness Self-Care Skills You can use WHILE You Work - Cara Lee, M.S…
Demonstrate how to embody the caring/healing perspective by bringing mindfulness self-care skills into your daily work activities. Every nurse, supervisor and nurse educator who practices self care is a leader and role model for others. Change begins from within by embodying what is being created. This program will demonstrate how to embody the caring/healing perspective by bringing mindfulness self-care skills into daily work activities. It will be experiential with guided exercises and practice with simulated daily activities. Participants will leave with recorded guided meditations and a personal action plan to implement in their next work day.
Track:  Practice Personal & Professional Development (I)

56.  Self-Care: Platform From Which to Lead Others - Norrie L. MacIlraith, RN, BSN, MS, CNS, TH, HTP… 
The need for self-care by nurses in order to better assist those they serve as well as provide for personal well-being will be the program focus.  Before a nurse can be of value to anyone else, attention to self-care is critical.  This is observable not only in daily living activities with family and friends, but is self-evident in the workplace and community they live in.  Others are dependent upon a nurse to provide leadership in the healthcare decision making processes.  Nurses are unique individuals with diversified interests providing them with the ability to recognize the need for choices affecting personal care and know that their example is acutely noted by those around them. One may refer to this role as one of mentorship and leadership by example.  There are a variety of complementary therapies, integrated health modalities to be explored and tried in achieving favorable outcomes for self-care.
Track:  Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I)

Post Conference Sunday June 8, 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. (3.5 CNE)

E01.  Holistic Stress Management–Brian Luke Seaward, PhD…
Holistic Stress Management (HSM) is so much more than taming the fight or flight response. It’s a dynamic approach to managing stress that unites the healing powers of the conscious and unconscious minds and calms the conflict between ego and soul. HSM applies effective coping and relaxation techniques that honor the integration of balance and harmony into the mind, body-spirit and emotions. This workshop offers experiential learning through guided mental
imagery, poetry therapy/journal writing, energy medicine, music therapy, and meditation techniques for personal growth and professional development.
Track: Personal & Professional Development (B, I, A)

E02.   Holistic, Transformative Leadership through Healing Touch - Lisa Anselme RN, BLS, HN-BC, CHTP, CHTI…
Healing Touch, a holistic, energy therapy provides a tool for compassionate service, transformative change within the self, client, families, communities and health care system. Useful for many conditions and situations, it can assist in alleviating suffering, creating health, healing and wholeness for self and others. 
Track: Personal & Professional Development (B, I, A)

E03.  Coaching for Joy, Health and Success: A Holistic, Integral ApproachLinda Bark, PhD, RN, Master Certified Coach…
This program will teach beginning coaching core competencies from a holistic/integral perspective so you can assist others and even yourself in a change process. The real power and uniqueness of a time-tested coaching model invites an exploration from an expanded framework. This facilitates faster and more authentic change and reduces false starts and wrong turns. The model is based on evidence based practice and theory and the skills can be applied to a clinical, organizational, and leadership setting by all health practitioners and coaches. Novice, intermediate and expert level holistic practitioners can benefit from this training because the focus is on coaching core competencies. Beginning, intermediate and expert coaches will also find this training useful because it is based on a holistic/integral approach.
Track: Practice/Personal & Professional Development. (B)

E04.  Utilizing Healing Touch in the Clinical Setting:  An Integrative Care ApproachBarbara Starke, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, (A)HN-BC, HTCP/I…
Learn the profession and practical aspects of Healing Touch during this program. As the only energy medicine continuing education program that is nationally accredited with both the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the National Center for Credentialing Agencies (NCCA), HT Program stands as the worldwide leader in Energy Medicine Education.
Track: Personal & Professional Development ( B, I, A)

E05. Holistic Nurse Certification Prep Lourdes Lorenz RN, MSN-IH, AHN-BC, HTPa…
This Holistic Nursing prep course focuses on the American Holistic Nurses’ Association (AHNA) Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing and outlines the knowledge required to become a holistic nurse.  Emphasis is placed on preparing for the holistic nursing certification exam (HN-BC, HNB-BC), and content may also serve as a resource for registered nurses who serve as clinicians, educators and researchers.  The Scope and Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice and the Core Values of Holistic Nursing serve as the foundation for the course content.
Track: Practice/Education/Research/Personal Professional Development (B, I)

E06. Integrative Aromatherapy™ for Palliative Care - Laraine Kyle Pounds, MSN, BSN, RN, CS, CMT…
Learn clinical and holistic uses of essential oils for physical, emotional and spiritual palliative care.  Specific aromatherapy interventions will be demonstrated and participants will create a useful take-home aromatherapy product.  
Track:  Practice (B, I)

E07. Spiritual Nutrition: Holistic Effects of The Food We Eat  - Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, NC-BC… 
Food and nutrition are inextricably connected to our well-being. Spiritual nutrition is a perspective that examines food’s interaction with our physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual levels. The consequences of food choices on personal and community health will be explored.
Track: Practice (B,I)

E08. Aroma-Balneotherapeutics:  Aromatic Medicinal Bath Therapies - Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT…
A comprehensive and clinical perspective on the theme of medicinal baths presented in a dynamic lecture describing the evolution hydrotherapy and the healing effects it has upon the body.  The current use of herbs, seaweed and minerals, essential oils and flower essences and the unique physical properties of water and its ability to imprint energy will be explored.  The primary therapeutic interventions and innovative ways of incorporating essential oils into the bath for therapeutic purposes, the wide variety of illnesses and symptoms known to benefit from balneotherapy and the guidelines one should follow will be discussed.  
Track: Practice (B, I, A)


 
 


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