31st Annual AHNA Conference Holistic Nursing: Tending to the Sacred Flow of Life

Flagstaff, Ariz. The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is holding their 31st
Annual Conference, Holistic Nursing: Tending to the Sacred Flow of Life, June 2-5, 2011 at the Louisville Downtown Marriott in Louisville, KY. Attendees will learn about holistic practice, education and research from all types of health experts. Up to 30.5 contact hours are available for nurses.* More information about the conference can be found at http://www.ahna.org/Default.aspx?TabName=About+the+Conference The conference will offer attendees and enticing an educational roster of workshops, speakers, fellowship and, of course, wonderful exhibitors.

Keynote speakers include: Joan Borysenko, PhD - is a Harvard trained biologist, licensed psychologist, and spiritual educator. A pioneer in mind/body medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, she is the founder of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, CO and a New York Times bestselling author of 14 books. Director of the SoulCare in Healthcare training program offered through the Omega Institute (eomega.org), Joan is also a perennially popular national speaker, a contributor to Oprah.com and a blogger for the Huffington post and other websites. www.joanborysenko.com

Eunice (Kitty) Ernst RN, CNM, MPH, DSc (hon) - For over 40 years, Kitty Ernst has been an innovator in both the field of midwifery and in developing the best care possible for families in pregnancy and birth. She pioneered the distance learning education program and currently serves as the Mary Breckinridge Chair of Midwifery and a faculty member of the Community-based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (CNEP) at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. She founded the National Association of Childbearing Centers, now the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and currently coordinates the AABC Consulting Group. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her work.

Kay Sandor PhD, RN, LPC, AHN-BC - As a palliative care practitioner, hospice volunteer,
advanced holistic nurse, and licensed professional counselor, Dr. Sandor specializes in
spirituality and bringing a compassionate presence to end-of-life care. Kay has completed the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training, the Metta Institute End-of Life Care Practitioner Program, and the Being with Dying course at the Upaya Zen Center. Dr. Sandor is currently a Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing at Galveston where she teaches the nationally
recognized inter-professional course entitled â€oeSpirituality in Clinical Care • for nursing, medical, and health profession students.

The purpose of this conference is to explore personal, communal and global environments as a means for creating a framework for healing that incorporates inner peace and hope. Holistic nurses will leave this conference with an awareness of internal and external environments and an increased commitment to a collective voice for healing. Attendees will also enjoy early morning activities such as Yoga and Qigong and can participate in an auction and a post conference outing to Churchill Downs.
All are welcome to attend: nurses, educators, administrators, and other healthcare
practitioners from all specialties. Experience the healing value of holistic community,
networks, sharing circles and mentorship. The conference brochure can be downloaded at http://www.ahna.org/Default.aspx?TabName=Download+Brochure, founded in 1981, advocates a mind-body-spirit-emotion approach to heal nurses, patients, and the healthcare system. An organization of 5100 plus, we promote and advance holistic healthcare through professional development, advocacy, research and education. Holistic nursing was recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with defined scope and standards of practice in 2006. For more information: http://www.ahna.org/Default.aspx?TabName=Home.
The American Holistic Nurses Association™s Education Provider Committee is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission™ (ANCC) on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 10442.


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