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2017 Conference Workshops

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Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday June 5th

Full Day

8:30 AM – 5:15 PM 

(6 CNE)

E01. Seva Stress Release Acupressure for Self-Care and Clinical Application
Elizabeth Monson, M.A., M.S., NP-C

The Seva stress release is a 16-point acupressure protocol that facilitates relaxation and promotes healing. Acupressure is reshaping the healthcare environment by expanding treatment options.

Track: Practice, Advanced Practice (I, A)

 



Morning, Half Day

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM 

(3.5 CNE)

E02. THYMOS – Enhancing Life Energy and Stimulating the Will to be Well
Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT

Discover the impact of language, beliefs and stress through an in-depth exploration of the Thymus gland and insightful connection with the herb Thymus vulgaris. Innovative practices, that build resilience and promote a high-thymus attitude will be presented.  Experientials: self-discovery questions, Thyme essential oil chemotypes; an ancient Naturopathic treatment, Guided Thymos-Activation.

Track: Practice, Advanced Practice (I, A)

E03. Misdiagnoses, Bane of Healthcare Today: Our Opportunity for Change
Karen Mercereau, RN, iRNPA
Participants will learn about the context of the epidemic of misdiagnoses happening in the medical industry today: 12 million according to the Institute of Medicine (2015). Lack of availability of medical records is a key element: medical records are typically scattered between several offices/institutions, are part paper and part electronic. Pertinent medical history information is not presented to physicians in the right format at the right time. We will be exploring potential approaches to this major issue with a focus on a tool developed by RNs – the Medical Timeline and Lab Trends that tracks trends, gaps in care, errors and clinically significant events that may be obscure or buried in the record. 
  
Track: Practice, Persona & Professional Development (B,I)


Afternoon, Half Day 

1:30 PM – 5:15 PM 

(3.5 CNE)

E04. Expand Your Practice: Add Holistic Coaching Tools to Your Tool Belt
Linda Bark, RN, PhD, MCC, NC-BC

Explore coaching tools for use in any setting or field of nursing. Participants will you have the opportunity to learn and practice new tools, and hear from a panel of nurses about how they actually apply coaching in their nursing specialty including application in a pilot coaching program at Cleveland Clinic. This presentation has a combination of easy to understand coaching theory, applied coaching tools, and application examples. Join us for fun and new approaches to helping others toward wellness and well being.

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development, Nurse Coaching (B, I)

E05. Discover Effective Energy Interventions for Body-Mind-Spirit Health and Healing You Can Use Today for You and Your Patients: An In-Depth Experience in Energy Healing through the 7-Step Healing Touch Sequence
Cynthia Hutchison DNSc, RN, MSN, HTCP/I

Come explore Holistic Wellness and the balance of body-mind-spirit health and healing. During this experiential workshop, you will discover the 7-Step Healing Touch Sequence that you can apply immediately. Healing Touch is evidence based, and HTP is the only program which offers you both national accredited educational program content and an accredited practitioner credential in energy healing.

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

Pre-Conference Workshops: Tuesday June 6th

Full Day

8:30 AM – 5:15 PM 

(6 CNE)

1. Expressive Self-Care: Developing Our Holistic Identities
Sara Shields, MA, RN

Using the chakra system as our guide, we will engage in expressive arts as a form of self-care and professional development. Using expressive meditation, collage, journaling and other expressive modalities, we will explore important questions about how we identify ourselves as holistic nurses. Artistic skills are not necessary.

Track: Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (I)

2. BodyTalk Access - A 21st Century Integrated Self-Care System
Laura Stuve, PhD, AdvCBP/I

Learn how to integrate a simple, easy and effective holistic energy consciousness-based system that can be utilized immediately for improving body-wide hydration, strengthening the immune system, increasing musculoskeletal alignment, reducing/eliminating reactions to stress and pain and an emergency trauma approach for themselves and those they serve.

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

Morning (Half Day)

8:00 AM – 11:45 AM 

(3.5 CNE)

3. Jumpstarting Your Holistic Nursing Research Project
Margo Halm, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC; Gayle Casterline, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Sue Robertson, RN, PhD, CNE; & Marty Downey, MS, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, CNE

Build your capability and confidence in developing a research proposal to investigate a holistic concept, philosophy or integrative modality to generate new knowledge for nursing practice, nursing education or nursing leadership.

Track: Research, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice (I)

4. Cultivating Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Enhance Health and Wellness
Nasrin Falsafi, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, PMHCNS-BC

Discover how mindfulness and self-compassion practices can improve health and wellness. The presentation can be beneficial both to the novice and seasoned practitioners from all nursing specialties. Participants can use the information for self-development and for helping patients/clients.

Track: Practice, Research, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

5. Energy Interventions in Chronic Illness: A Sampler
Kathy Wilmering, MSW, PMHNP, BC

Participants will experience four energy interventions for chronic illness and how to partner with a client to weave the interventions into a coherent personalized treatment plan.  

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

6. Yoga in Healthcare: Stress Relief, Back Safety and Beyond
Kerry Churchill, RN, HN-BC, CYN

Explore the evolution of yoga in healthcare, including perceived barriers and current advances. Nurses will learn and practice the gentle 3-part "Sacred Remedy" in the YogaNurse holistic model of care as an adjunct therapy to relieve stress and pain.

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

7. Reducing Fear and Suffering in Our Patients and in Ourselves:  Bringing a Transpersonal Model and Skills into Nurse Coaching
Bonney Gulino Schaub, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NC-BC; Mary Beth White, NP, MS, APHN-BC, NC-BC; Heidi Taylor, PhD, RN, NC-BC, HN-BC & Lisa Davis, RN, PhD, NC-BC, HN-BC

Participants will discover how to bring a transpersonal perspective and complementary clinical skills into the practice of nurse coaching. Clients and practitioners can benefit from integrating energy, meditative and imagery practices that awaken our deeper inner resources of peace, wisdom, purpose and oneness.  

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

8. Coming Alive in Presence: The Cornerstone of 21st Century Holistic Nursing
Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Participants will explore how to deepen Presence in all aspects of personal and professional life beginning with the power of the breath and felt perception.

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I, A)

Afternoon, Half Day

1:30 PM – 5:15 PM 

(3.5 CNE)

9. Medicinal Use of Cannabis: Healing through a Sacred and Safe Herbal Approach
Carey S Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Discover how cannabis works in the body through the endocannabinoid system. Participants will gain a basic knowledge of the physiology of the ECS and the issues related to medical cannabis use, so they can holistically support medical cannabis patients on their healing journeys.

Track: Practice, Education, Nurse Coaching (B, I)

10. The Body Selectric: How the Body Moves from Fight / Flight / Freeze Back to Flow
Kathy Allan, RN, HN-BC, HTCP/I, SEP

Participants will learn how to eliminate healthcare induced traumatic stress.  Participants will be given the tools they need to interrupt the traumatic stress continuum, reduce sympathetic nervous system activation, and promote a felt sense experience of safety for patients and their families.

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice (I)

11. Heeding the Call to Action: Helping Patients Heal through Comfort
Kelly Watson, RN, CHPN, BSN, BS

Explore how to begin equipping all nurses, regardless of specialty, to incorporate palliative nursing into their holistic nursing practice.

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

12. Poetic Voice: Reshaping Imprints with Words
Shari Liesch, APNP, CDE

Explore nurse poetry to connect with core values and beliefs.  Our poetic voice will be explored through creation of several types of poetry. Writing from the heart or to open the heart will be examined. Words will be used to reflect, order and recreate. Experiences will be reshaped through verse.

Track: Education, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics, Advanced Practice (I)

13. Dramatic Paradigm Shift: Non-Opioid Integrative Pain Management
Gail Van Kanegan, DNP, FNP, RN, APHN-BC, EEM-AP

Effective holistic pain management techniques without the use of opioids will be demonstrated and taught to attendees for enhancing integrative nursing practice and to generate awareness of the serious complications and ineffectiveness of using opioids for management of acute or chronic pain.  

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I)

14. Functional Medicine 101 for Nursing Professionals: Imperatives for Reshaping Health and Wellness
Karen Wolfe, MBBS, MA

Discover the basic premise of Functional Medicine and how we, as Health professionals, can use this new science to create more effective programs and prescribe diets, lifestyles, drugs and nutrients that help maximize genetic potential and minimize risk of disease and illness. 

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

General Conference Workshops: Wednesday June 7th

Workshop Block A  

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

(1.5 CNE)

21. Research Papers 1

a. Strain Risk and Physical Health Symptoms in Caregivers of Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Holistic Assessment Approach: Maryann Abendroth, PhD, RN


b. Outcomes From an RN-BSN Integrative Yoga Course: Carey S Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT

c. Essential Oils and Gastroparesis: Power for Transforming Health, Hope, and Quality of Life: Dorothy J Dunn, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC


 

22. Using the Psychology of Humor, the Science of Laughter, and the Experience of Mirth to Leverage Caregiver Outcomes
Debbie Harbinson, BSN, MHI, RN, CNOR, HNB-BC

Discover how to incorporate the psychology of humor and science of laughter in designing and delivering powerful caregiver programs or addressing any population with interventions for attitudinal healing. This session is also appropriate for creating a personal and professional mirthful self-care practice. 

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

23. Developing the Discipline of Nursing through Integration of Contemplative and Reflective Education in Nursing Curricula
Deborah Shields, RN, PhD, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC & Sharon Stout Shaffer, PhD, RN

Participants will learn how to develop strategies for integrating the philosophy of holism as a curricula thread in graduate nursing education without adding courses or time to existing programs.  

Track: Education, Advanced Practice (I, A)

24. Ayurveda - The Future of Holistic Medicine
Paul Dugliss, MD

Discover practical techniques and methods of applying the principles and power of Ayurvedic medicine, so that nurses can incorporate a time-tested holistic approach in their care. 

Track: Practice (I)

25. Power of Presence in Care: Personal Storytelling
Jane LaChance RN, BSN, MA, CNC

Discover the use of personal storytelling as a means to enhance presence in care, patient care as well as self-care with an exploration of relationships, storytelling, presence, reflective practice and healing.  

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I)

CANCELLED 26. Feng Shui:  An Intimate Relationship with Health
Kelly S. Jones

Explore using Feng Shui tools for transforming physical space to address and alter the experience of disease, imbalance and stress.  Participants will be instructed on how to create healing environments to positively influence the energetic pattern and flow, promoting health and harmony. 

Track: Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (I)

27. Integrative Nurse Coaching: Possibilities for Holistic APNs to Transform Health and Healing for the 21st Century
Deborah McElligott, DNP, ANP-BC, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC & Joanne Turnier, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, HN-BC, HWNC-BC

Discover successful strategies for incorporating Integrative Nurse Coaching into Advanced Practice (CNS/NP) in the delivery of Holistic Nursing care while supporting self-development. Specific cases and projects will be presented to allow participants to envision possibilities for their future in this exciting field. 

Track: Practice, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I, A)

28. Sitting in Lotus with Nightingale, Rogers, Watson and Dossey: A Parent Wellness Program to Create a Healing Environment
Larraine M. Bossi, MS, RN & Dianne Cella, MSN, RN, CPN

Explore a model of patient-family centered care that includes parents and caregivers in learning methods of reflection, self-care and healing practices. Parents are empowered to be confident in their role as teachers and healers for their children. 

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development (I)

29. Grounding the Human Energy Field: An Evidence-Based Examination for Integration into Practice
Gail Jett RN, NP, AHN-BC, MSN

Learn about the scientific basis of acupressure-based techniques designed to support and improve human health and function. These simple techniques can be easily taught to nurses and patients in a variety of settings. 

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice (I)

Workshop Block B

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

(1.5 CNE)

31. Research Papers 2
a. Pilot Study of the Effect os the Transcendental Meditation Program on Compassion Fatigue and Resiliency Among Nurses: Maribeth Flood, RN ARNP, BSN, MS

b. Trends in Contemporary Holistic Nursing Research: Coleen Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Rught McCaffrey, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Cindy Barrere, PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC, FAAN & Amy Keneflick Moore, PhD, CNM, FNP, APRN 

c. Polarity Scans Supplement Integrative Health and Wellness for Nurse Educators: Evelyn Clingerman, CNE, FNAP, PhD, RN


32. Coaching Love: Self Compassion for Nurses

Roxane Raffin Chan, Phd, RN, AHN-BC

Enhance the joy in nursing practice and improve nursing outcomes though development of self-compassion skills that provide nurses with an ability to access self-kindness, common humanity and mindful awareness in their own lives. 

Track: Practice, Education, Praxis (I)

33. Integrative Nurse Coaching: An Innovative Professional Practice Model to Guide Health and Wellbeing- Local to Global

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC

This didactic and interactive activity will enable the participants to examine integrative nurse coaching as a professional practice model with application in clinical practice to enhance healthy behaviors and highest potentials for health and wellbeing.  

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development, Nurse Coaching (I)

34.Quantum Cafe: An Interactive Fourm Exploring Bioenergetic Influences on Health, Communicatoin and the Clinical Environment
Coleen K. Peryerl, MA, RN, OCN; Marit Solheim-Witt, MA & Heidi Helgeson, MS RNC

Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
 

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Development (I)


35. Strategies for Developing Resilient Work Environments in Health Care
Christy Secor, DNP, RN

Explore concepts of adaptive leadership, positive psychology and social connection to foster positive workplace environments and patient/family centered care that can be replicated by individuals and healthcare organizations across the country.

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development (A)

36. An Energy Psychology Approach To Preventing Physical Injury Trauma and Promote Healing from Surgery
Judith A. Swack, PhD & Barbie Picciano, RN, BSN

Learn how to reshape health and wellness in nursing settings and private practice by using a meridian tapping technique combined with hypnosis to prevent physical and emotional trauma from diagnostic and medical procedures. 

Track: Practice, Research (I, A)

37.Depression, inflammation and the Microbiome: New Directions in Nursing
Karen Wolfe, M.B.B.S, MA

Discover the science-based approach to expand our understanding of depression and mental health as not just a chemical imbalance, but as a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance - from blood sugar to gut health - and inflammation is at the root. 

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Nurse Coaching (I)

38. The Sound of Healing: Integrating the Power of Sound into Holistic Practice
Kathleen Johnson, RN, MSN, CHTP, FNP-C

Explore the innovative science and application of SOUND to facilitate healing for self and others. We will deepen our understanding of sound and develop our intuition to assess and bring balance to the human biofield through sound healing tools. 

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice (B,I)

39. The Strain in Pain Stays Mainly in the Brain: Hypnotic Strategies for Pain Management
Linda Thomson, PhD, APRN, ABMH, ABHN

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the clinical usefulness and effectiveness of hypnosis and the importance of effective communication in enhancing the comfort and healing of their patients. This workshop is for any nurse involved in direct patient care. 

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.

General Conference Workshops: Thursday June 8th

Workshop Block C

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 (1 CNE)

41. Research Papers 3
a. Determining the Impact of SBIRT Training on Core Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Undergraduate Nursing Students: Marie Bremner, PhD, RN

b. RN-BS Students' Reports of Their Self Care and Health-Promotion Practices in a Holistic Nursing Course: Bozena M Padykula, ED/D, PMHNP-BC, APRN, APHN-BC, MSN

42. 21st Century Holistic Nurses Reshaping Self-Care in the Hospital 

Rose Hosler, BSN, RN, HNB-BC & Angela Hamm, AD, RN

Participants will learn the value and impact of healthcare workers feeling cared for. This is done by role modeling holistic nursing for health and wellbeing of healthcare workers. Providing and integrating holistic therapies, education, and support to decrease caregiver stress while working in the hospital environment. 

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B,I)

43. Holistic Therapies for the "Body that Keeps the Score"- Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress in the 21st Century 

Kathleen Lehmann, Ed(c), RN-BC, PMHN

The learner will recognize current treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress, explore recently reported triggers and treatments, and examine these emerging trends as evidence-based support for holistic nursing interventions.  

Track: Practice, Research (I)

44.Bringing Nursing Education into the 21st Century: Implementing Holistic Nursing Principles and Core Values in Undergraduate Nursing Curricula
David Shields, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, QTTT

In order to empower undergraduate nursing students to care for self and other, nurse educators must create a caring learning environment that supports growth and professional development. The purpose of this presentation is to enable nurse educators to incorporate holistic principles and the AHNA core values into undergraduate nursing curricula.
 

Track: Practice, Education (I)


45. Developing Nurse Magicians: A Model and Tool for Re-Claiming Spirituality Within Healthcare
Donna M Fahey, MFA, BSN, RN, CCRN, HNB-BC

In order to empower undergraduate nursing students to care for self and other, nurse educators must create a caring learning environment that supports growth and professional development. The purpose of this presentation is to enable nurse educators to incorporate holistic principles and the AHNA core values into undergraduate nursing curricula.

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (B, I)

46. Infusing Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine into Holistic Healthcare

Helen Taggart, Phd, RN, ACNS-BC & Katrina Embrey, DNS, RN

Discover how holistic nurses can incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the holistic nurse to incorporate into contemporary practice. Treatment modalities of herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping will be explained.  A discussion of the status of research ad the use of evidence- based and evidence-informed modalities that can foster balance and health in a holistic environment will be presented.  Participation in T'ai Chi and Qi Gong exercises will be included. 

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

47.A Vision for Children with Emotional Trauma to Experience Wholeness, Health and Wellness (Mind, Body, and Spirit)
Elaine Carroll, Rn, BSN

Learn how this presenter explored being a visionary for the transformation of health and wellness of traumatized children and how you can embrace opportunities for using your vision to positively impact health and wellness. 

Track: Education,Personal & Professional Development (B,I)

48. Connection with your Core

Michelle Wunsch, MSN, RN

Caregiver support can create light within the darkness of uncertainty. The purpose of this caregiver support program is to prepare caregivers with holistic tools they can use to take charge of their lives and better care for themselves.

Track: Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

49. Supporting Faculty with a Virtual Holistic Self-Care Milieu to Promote Retention through Community and Caring
Kathy Holloway, DNP, RN, CNE, AHN-BC
The purpose of this virtual space is to provide holistic support to the nurse faculty within our RN-BSN nursing program and to encourage holistic and alternative strategies to help manage stress, to promote relaxation, to assist in personal reflection, and to care for themselves as a community of nurse educators.

Track: Education,  Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (I)

Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.

Workshop Block D - Repeat of Block B

12:30 AM – 2:00 PM

 (1 CNE)

51. Research Papers 2
a. Pilot Study of the Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Compassion Fatigue and Resiliency Among Nurses: Maribeth Flood, RN, ARNP, BSN, MS

b. Trends in Contemporary Holistic Nursing Research: 2010-2015: Colleen Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Cindy Barrere, Phd, RN, CSN, AHN-BC, FAAN & Amy Kenefick Moore, PhD, CNM, FNP, APRN

c. Polarity Scans Supplement Integrative Health and Wellness for Nurse Educators: Evelyn Clingerman, FNAP, PhD, RN

52. Coaching Love: Self- Compassion for Nurses 

Roxane Raffin Chan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Track: Practice, Education,Praxis (I)


53. Integrative Nurse Coaching: An Innovative Professional Practice Model to Guide Health and Wellbeing-Local to Global 

Barbara Dossey, Phd Rn, AHN-BC, FANN, HWNC-BC 

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development, Nurse Coaching  (I)

54.Quantum Cafe: An Interactive Forum Exploring Bioenergetic Influences on Health, Communication and the Clinical Environment

Colleen K. Peyerl, MA, RN, OCN; Marit Solheim-Witt, MA & Heidi Helgeson, MA, RNC

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development  (I)


55. Strategies for Developing Resilient Work Environments in Health Care
Christ Secor, DNP, RN

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (A)

56. An Energy Psychology Approach to Preventing Physical Injury Trauma and Promote Healing from Surgery
Judith A, Swack, Phd, & Barbie Picciano, RN, ASN 

Track: Practice, Research (I,A)

57. Depression, Inflammation, and the Microbiome: New Directions in Nursing
Karen Wolfe, M.B.B.S, MA

Track: Practice, Education,Research, Nurse Coaching (I)

58. The Sound of Healing: Integrating the Power of Sound into Holistic Practice
Kathleen Johnson, RN, MSN, CHTP, FNP-C

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, (B,I)

59.The Strain in Pain Stays Mainly in the Brain: Hypnotic Strategies for Pain Management
Linda Thomson, PhD, APRN, ABMH, ABHN

Track: Education, Practice,  Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.

Workshop Block E

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

 (1 CNE)

61. Research Papers 5
a. Patients' and Health Care Providers' Perception of Stressors in Critical Care Units: Alham Abuatiq, Phd, MSN RN

b. Reshaping Healthcare Delivery though Peer Support Intervention: A Pilot Study: Tracey JF Colella, RN, Ph

62. Stress Management and Relaxation in the Classroom 

Glenda Christiaens, PhD, RN, AHN-BC & Sue Chase-Cantarini, DNP, RN

Learn the prevalence and effects of stress in college students and practice relaxation and stress management strategies that improve learning.

Track: Education, (I)


63. Therapeutic Touch-The Theory and Practice of Healing Goes Global 

Jane Cornman, Rn, PhD & Peggy Frank, BS

Therapeutic Touch® is an energy-based healing modality easily integrated into nursing practice. Nurses new or already familiar with TT will appreciate the theory of healing that has emerged from the 25+ years TT has been developed and examples from a number of countries in which TT is currently being practiced. 

Track: Practice, Education, (B,I)

64.Researching the Impact of the Holistic Nursing Process on Bowel Surgery Patient Outcomes
Cathy Carson, BScN, RN, HNB-BC, HTCP & Marie Mercier, MSN, APRN

Learn how holistic nursing research on massage and healing presence can impact the post-operative healing process following bowel surgery.  Study outcomes, lessons learned and implementation strategies will also be presented.

Track: Practice, Research, Advanced Practice (B,I)


65. Reflecting Resiliency: Transforming Health though Resiliency 
Shari Liesch, RN, MSN APNP, CDE

Explore what resiliency is, how it is supported, and how we can grow it in ourselves and others.  Self-reflection will be used to celebrate past resiliency reflections, lessons learned and ways to foster future resiliency.

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (I)

66. Meditation Demystified: A Simple Self-Care Practice
Ann Yeo, RN, MSN, CNM (retired)

Meditation is immensely popular today.  Research has confirmed benefits for physical, emotional and spiritual health.  However, traditionally-offered meditation methods have not "worked for” some of us who wanted the benefits.  This presentation will enable participants to incorporate a simplified, non-dogmatic meditation practice into their daily lives to enhance personal well-being.

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development (I)

67. Revisiting the Realization Response--Activate the Body's Healing Potential for Self-Care and Patient-Care
Tina Shafer, BA, BCH, CI, HSMI & Tim Bartley, BA, BCH

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to create a doable mind body plan for self and others that includes at least one mind body technique that elicits the relaxation response. 

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Nurse Coaching (B,I)

68. Laughter Therapy: A Journey to Healing and Wellness for the Holistic Nurse and Beyond
Karen Ellen Fink, BSN, AA, RN, HBN-BC, LMT

Become empowered to integrate laughter therapy in holistic self-care and professional nursing practice. Laughter promotes well-being for mind, body, spirit and community. Join this engaging and interactive journey to self-discovery for the holistic community from student to advanced practice nurse.

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, (I,A)

69.Unified Theory of Meaning Emergence: A Holistic Theory of Health and Nursing

Mike Taylor, RN, MHA, CDE

Preview a new holistic nursing theory based on complexity science. The theory will connect the wisdom of the holistic nursing tradition of compassion and interdependence with major advancements in complexity science.

Track: Research, Praxis, Advanced Practice, (A)

Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Therapeutic Touch® is an energy-based healing modality easily integrated into nursing practice. Nurses new or already familiar with TT will appreciate the theory of healing that has emerged from the 25+ years TT has been developed and examples from a number of countries in which TT is currently being practiced.

General Conference Workshops:  Friday June 9th

Workshop Block F - Repeat of Block C

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

(1 CNE)

71. Research Papers 3

A. Determining the Impact of SBIRT Training on Core Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Undergraduate Nursing Students

Marie Bremner, PhD, RN

B. RN-BS Students’ Reports of Their Self-Care and Health-Promotion Practices in a Holistic Nursing Course

Bozena M Padykula, Ed.D, PMHNP-BC, APRN, APHN-BC, MSN

72. 21st Century Holistic Nurses Reshaping Self-Care in the Hospital
Rose Hosler BSN, RN, HNB-BC & Angela Hamm, AD, RN

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional
Development (B, I)

73. Holistic Therapies for the “Body that Keeps the Score” - Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress in the 21st Century
Kathleen Lehmann, EdD(c), RN-BC, PMHN

Track: Practice, Research (I)

74. Bringing Nursing Education into the 21st Century: Implementing Holistic Nursing Principles and Core Values in Undergraduate Nursing Curricula
David Shields, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, QTTT

Track: Education (I)

75. Developing Nurse Magicians: A Model and Tool for Re-Claiming Spirituality Within Healthcare
Donna M Fahey, MFA, BSN, RN, CCRN, HNB-BC

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (B, I)

76. Infusing Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine into Holistic Healthcare
Helen Taggart, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC & Katrina Embrey, DNS, RN

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

77. A Vision for Children with Emotional Trauma to Experience Wholeness, Health and Wellness (Mind, Body and Spirit)
Elaine Carroll RN, BSN

Track: Education, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

78. Connecting with your Core
Michelle Wunsch, MSN, RN

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

79. Supporting Faculty with a Virtual Holistic Self-Care Milieu to Promote Retention through Community and Caring
Kathy Holloway, DNP, RN, CNE, AHN-BC

Track: Education, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (I)

Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.
Participants will experience a forum to explore how a scientific perspective of human bioenergy can be applied to advance an integrative healthcare model.  Through the conceptual framework of quantum physics, new knowledge can be generated to inform each individual's holistic nursing practice.

Workshop Block G 

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

(1 CNE)

81. Research Papers 5
  A. The Therapeutic Relationship and Advocacy: Caring for Persons Addicted to Opioids
  Mary Kathleen Coyle, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

  B. Resilience in Nurse Coaching Students
  Lyn McCright, RN, MPH, AHN-BC

82. The Genomics Revolution- A new Frontier for Nursing
Karen Wolfe, M.B.B.S, MA
Explore the new sciences of epigenetics and nutrigenomics and how to weave them into our nursing programs. This new science may lead to personalized nutrition and dietary recommendations that can mitigate and/or prevent disease.
Track: Practice, Education, Research, Nurse Coaching (I)

83. The Space Between the Breaths
Deborah Shields, RN, PhD, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC
Learn how to integrate creative activities into your personal holistic self-development. This presentation includes a discussion of holistic self-reflection, self-awareness and self-care practices and the use of creative expression as healing/selfcare practices. Through experiential activities , participants will be offered an opportunity to notice and explore the space between their breaths. focused dialogue will illuminate ways to incorporate these ideas into their lifeway. Ultimately, this experience can support shifting the focus of 'doing' to being with' self-care.
Track: Praxis, Personal & Professional Development, Aesthetics (I)

84. CANCELLED -  Pursuing Happiness: A Prescription for Creating Joy
Jonna Rae Bartges, Rev, RMT 
Learn how to recognize and redirect potentially self-defeating thoughts and behaviors by accessing complementary modalities and transforming them into authentically positive, realistic and optimistic expressions for use in daily self-care and professional practice.
Track: Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

85. A Road Less Traveled: The Journey from Research to Implementation of a Nurse Driven Hospital Reiki Program
Barbara Byrne Notte, BSN, RN, HN-BC & P. Ann Blaney, BSN-BC
Learn about a thriving innovative program in an acute care setting that supports nurses in providing Reiki treatments to patients. Explore the possibilities of starting a similar program in your practice setting and consider the effect of Reiki for self-care. 
Track: Practice, Education, Research, Praxis, Personal & Professional Development (B, I)

86. Enhancing the Patient Experience: Care for the Caregiver
Stacey Lane, RN, BSN, MA, CCP, CHC, ADS, HSMD
Discover a roadmap outlining a framework for implementing a holistic health and well-being model that will assist employers and healthcare givers to understand the tools and strategies needed to motivate behavior change and improve health and well-being. 
Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Nurse Coaching (B, I)

87. Introducing Acupressure into the Clinical Setting
Elizabeth Monson, M.A, M.S.
Learn to introduce the holistic tool of acupressure into the clinical setting to reshape healthcare and expand wellness options. Clinical tools for the use of quick point acupressure for relief of common symptoms will be demonstrated. A template for the creation of a personal and team action plan to introduce acupressure as a possibility into current healthcare setting will be shared.
Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice (B)

88. The Inner Mood of the Nurse through Use of the Twelve Nursing Gestures
Eira Klich-Heartt, DNP, CNL, CNS, AN, AHN-BC & Laurie Schmiesing, RN, MSN, AN, CBP, QTTP
The twelve nursing gestures allow the nurse to bring a conscious, consistent and therapeutic mood to interactions with their patients. The basic principles of Anthroposophic Nursing, a type of care practiced throughout the world based on modern medicine and a spiritual understanding of the human being will be introduced. 
Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional 
Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

89. Stress Busters for Personal Holistic Self-Development
Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Re-discover balance and a sense of wellbeing in your life. This workshop helps participants build a personal action plan beginning with the early warning signs of stress; then the techniques they can integrate into what they are already doing; a starting time to begin their plan, plus journaling their successes and a buddy system to stay motivated and moving forward. 
Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice, Nurse Coaching (I)

 

General Conference Workshops - Saturday

Workshop Block H

Saturday June 10 10:30 AM - Noon

(1.5 CNE)

91. Research Papers 6
A. The Genízaro People in New Mexico: A Critical Ethnography on Ethnic Identities and Healing Traditions that May Mediate their Mental Health 
Ana Malinalli X Gutierrez Sisneros, PhD(c)-ABD, MSN, MALAS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CCM, AHN-BC

B. An Evolving Identity: Self-Reflection on the Image of Nursing 
Nancy Laplante, PhD, RN, AHN-BC & Wendy Ostendorf, EdD, RN, CNE

C. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Reconsidering Healthcare in the U.S. 
Kathryn Gay Voreis, MSN, RN, CNE

92. Qigong Healing: Potentiating Presence
Carolyn Atkinson PhD, RN

Discover a framework for healing based on a Chinese philosophy of energy work and congruent with holistic nursing principles. This is an innovative model for self-care and healing that utilizes particular meditative movements, sound and visualization within a context of connecting with a collective intentional field. 

Track: Practice, Education, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I)

93. GRIT: Thriving at the Abyss:  Dissecting and Fostering Grit in Nursing
Shari Liesch APNP, CDE

“Thriving at the Abyss” invites holistic nurses to explore their nurse grit through personal experiences on the abyss: the situation, feelings experienced, their choice to explore deeper (or not) and the outcome (in care and nurse experience).  Self-reflection will guide exploration as we embrace the journey and impact on self-development.

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (I)

94. Integrated Behavioral Healthcare: Opportunities for the Holistic Nurses
Sara Shields, RN, MSN, MA, RN

With the new models of integrated care in behavioral health, Holistic Nurses have the opportunity to become involved with interdisciplinary patient care in a new way.  This workshop discusses the high demand for holistic approaches to resiliency and recovery for patients with psychiatric diagnoses and offers guidance for successful implementation.

Track: Practice, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I)

95. Paper Meets the Smart Phone

Nicole Malcom, BSB-HRM & Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Nurse educators, practitioners, researchers and supervisors need the ability to communicate and demonstrate the positive effects of using holistic healthcare to patients and other professionals. Participants will deepen their knowledge of mobile technology on a multi-generational, multi-use and multi-platform level.

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development, Nurse Coaching (I)

96. Holistic Nursing Care for Persons Recovering from Addictions
MaryAnne Christine Murray, DNP, EdD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC,CARN-AP

Participants will explore three nonpharmacologic modalities: Aromatherapy, Cranial ElectroStimulation Therapy and the NADA
Protocol of Auricular Acupuncture, they may implement to assist clients recovering from substance use and/or behavioral disorders.

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice (I)

FULL 97. Essential Oils: Hey Nurse, What Oil Do I Use for...?
Jacquelyn Komplin, RN, PHN, MSN

Discover the wonderful properties of essential oils and the professional and ethical responsibilities necessary when recommending essential oils. Attendees will make their own body product!

Track: Practice, Education, Personal & Professional Development (B)

98. As Above, So Below: Kundalini Yoga for Grounded Visionaries
Cathleen M Kelly, RN, MSN, HN-BC

Participants will gain knowledge and insight into the importance of one’s personal self-development and the capacity of Kundalini Yoga to affect stamina and resilience. A personal action plan incorporating yoga techniques that are readily accessible, comprehensive (body-mind-spirit) and simple will be developed.

Track: Practice, Research, Personal & Professional Development (I,A)

99. Endocannabinoid Connections
Marcie Cooper RN, ADS, MSN, AHN-BC; Heather Manus, RN; & Julie Monteiro, RN, BSK

Participants will learn about the connection between healing and Endocannabinoids or phyto cannabinoids, terpenes, and the
endocannabinoid system. They will be better able to understand the science and research that has been documented and the compounds in cannabis specifically that are related to those findings and may be also seen with various holistic therapies.

Track: Practice, Personal & Professional Development, Advanced Practice (B,I)

2017 Conference Posters

Research Posters

1. Personality Effect of Health-Related Quality of Life by Aaron McColpin, DNP, RN, FNP, RRT-NPS

2. The Lived Experience of Using Functional Medicine Model in Primary Care by Jennifer Ellis, RN, BSN, FNP Student & Jeanette Lee Plodek, PhD

3. Physical and Psychological Benefits of the RESTORE Yoga Program for Chronic Lower Back Pain in Service Members by Audrey N. Schoomaker, BSN

4. Foot Reflexology and its Effect on Nausea and Pain for Adult Oncology Inpatients: Attacking Side Effects Feet First by Kristen Anderson, BSN, RN, OCN & Marty Downey, MSN, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, CNE

5. Innovative Access to Integrative Health Education for Advanced Practice Nurses: A Pilot Project by Lindi McGaughy, MS, APRN, FNP-BC

6. Exploring the Effect of Clary Sage on Menopausal Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women by Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

7. Comforting Rituals: A Case Study in Transforming End-of-Life Care by Donna M Fahey, MSN, RN, HN-BC

8. Healing Care Initiative: Taking Trauma Out of Healthcare by Kathy Allan, RN, HN-BC, HTCP/I, SEP & Phyllis Mabbett, PhD, MFT, RN

9. Nurse Coaching Students Resilience and Well-Being by Lyn McCright, RN, MPH, AHN-BC

Non-Research Posters

A. Supportive Care Nursing Protocol by Jutara Srivali Teal, RN, L.Ac., MSN, MTOM, DNP(c); Sue Robertson, RN, PhD & Dana N Rutledge, RN, PhD

B. Intention Setting Time Outs with Tibetan Gongs by Erica Brenckle, RN, BSN, HNB-BC & Delia Gealer, RN, BSN, HNB-BC

C. Transforming Self-Care in a Hospital Setting Utilizing Reiki Volunteers by Janet C. Hamill, BSN, RN, HNB-BC; Meryl Davis, BSN, RN, MS-HCM, HNB-BC; Tara Pattermann, BSN, RN, HNB-BC & Elizabeth Tortorella, MSW, CAVS

D. Code Lavender: Healing the Healers by Wenona Carman, RN

E. Self-Care Today, Gone Tomorrow? Taking a Look at the Long Term Self-Care Behaviors of Nursing Students by Heather Janiszewski Goodin, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CPN

F. The Use of Nursing Student Narratives to Understand the Patient Experience and Nursing Presence by Anne Tumbarello, EdD, RN, NPP

G. Are Your Students Stressed? Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Management by Katelyn M. Zag, BSN, RN; Angela Faye Alexander, BSN & Odunola F Gbenro-Ajibade, MSN, RN

H. Bone Marrow Transplant : Interdisciplinary Approaches in Holistic Care Pre, Peri and Post Transplant by Barbie Picciano, RN, BSN, HN-BC; Mary (Mo) Bauman Van Gunten, RN, HN-BC & Ikwo Umosen, D.Min, BCC

I. Effectiveness of Holistic Modalities for Veterans as Part of Standard Nursing Care by Sandra Robertson, RN, MSN, PH-CNS, HN-BC; Joan I Cohen, PhD, RN & Stacy Rosenthal, BSN

J. Holistic Coaching at the Bedside: Coaching Patients, Family Members, and Staff in an Acute Care Center for Transformative Care and Wellness by Rose Hosler, BSN, RN, HNB-BC; Angela Hamm, RN, BSN, HNB-BC; Barbie Johnson, RN, BSN, HN-BC & Ingrid Muir, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

K. Self-Care for the Caregiver by Sheila Pyatt, BSN

L. Need-to-Know Essentials for Holistic Nurses: Teaching About Herb-Drug Interactions and Vital Contraindications by Mary A. Helming PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC

M. Developing the Concept of Nature Immersion to Guide Research for Preschoolers’ Personal Emergence by Misako Nagata, PhD, RN, BSN, MA

N. Holistic Nursing Education Pedagogy: A Review of Literature by Sandra Van Gundy, BS, MEd, EdD(c), RN

O. What’s In Your Bag?: Practical Strategies for Holistic Self-Care by LaShanda Sell, PhD, MSN

P. Holistic Nurses Promote Self-Care by Leniece Jones, BSN