Rheanna Hoffmann: Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series

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Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, NC

Bonus Session: Sharing Firsthand Experience and Insights Gained from Serving During COVID-19

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, a registered nurse, longtime meditation practitioner and guide, and a host of the Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series, traveled to New York City to serve in one of the hardest hit units in Brooklyn during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you'd like to view the full, unbabridged interview, you can find it here.

About Rheanna Hoffmann

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is an emergency nurse, coach, and meditation guide. She is the Founder of The Whole Practitioner, a coaching business designed to help medical practitioners access and transmute their underlying causes of stress. Previously she has worked in emergency, oncology, hospice, and Indigenous medicine, and on death row. She is trained in somatic and wilderness therapy, and is a certified auricular acupuncture specialist. She aspires to create environments where medical practitioners and students discover how their personality, values, and hidden gifts can align with their work.


  1. Wojtek August 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you for who you are.
    Keep up the great work, “Sugar”!

  2. Carol Ann Aldrich June 28, 2020 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I am grateful for the way you answered the last question: Do you have any thoughts about racial justice and the future of healthcare? You brought forward a quote from the prosecutor for George Floyd’s family. I am inspired to work toward “….a justice we haven’t yet experienced.” Thank you.

  3. Regina Scudellari June 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you for coming to NYC during this pandemic & thank you for articulating what it was like & how you employed your practices to cope & thrive, moment by moment , day by day . As a hospital Artist-In-Residence that has not been onsite since March 3rd (with a mindfulness practice of my own) I have been listening to this series to clue me in to what to expect when/if I am allowed back in as I think all of the perspectives presented will be valuable & I am very glad this bonus was created as it gives a first person account of the CoVid19 experience. And as I listened to your account, especially re: eye contact & smells and patient interaction: my first thought was: if I were ever to find myself in this situation , I would very much hope to have staff trained in mindfulness by my side . Thank you for being there for the countless patients that you cared for. Stay well .

  4. Christine Weisshaar June 27, 2020 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Trank you so much for this honnest and touching words. For the wise and deeply loving and connecting perspective.

  5. William Gali June 26, 2020 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    My respects to you Rheanna for your inspiring story of vulnerability, compassion strength and solidarity!

  6. Selma Watson June 26, 2020 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    My full appreciation for what you and health care services are doing in this unprecedented time to help the sick and dying, and how you are meeting these challenges within yourselves as you go along to be able to accomplish this.

    Thank you

  7. Dr. Ella Sherlock, Clinical Psychologist June 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you for such a tender and passionate series. I have felt connected to you as a fellow health professional despite the many miles, and this has brought comfort.

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