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Hear about the pioneering work in mindfulness and trauma happening in the public health sector
Explore what it means to have a trauma-informed perspective, and how organizations can benefit and flourish with this lens of healing and resilience
Look at the role that mindfulness can play in creating equity and justice, and follow along in practice to connect with what's important now
Jenée Johnson is the Program Innovation Leader: Mindfulness, Trauma, and Racial Equity at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). Jenée leads the unique effort to bring mindfulness into public health practices and programs through the Trauma Informed Systems of Care Initiative. Jenée initiated a partnership with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute to improve the organization’s ability to manage change, stay resilient, inspire growth and become a mindful culture in this important process. For the past 15 years Jenée served as the director of the Black Infant Health Program, a prenatal intervention addressing infant and maternal mortality. While there she introduced the mindful practice of “Quiet Sitting” at the beginning of all group sessions. The practice is now standardized statewide in the Black Infant Health curriculum. She is also a coach and consultant at Sankofa Holistic Counseling Services. She is passionate about forwarding mindful practices in the Black community to help people cultivate resilience, joy and heal from trauma.
Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert, is a 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. As a nurse, she has worked in emergency, 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. She is trained as a Nurse Coach through The Nurse Coach Collective. To learn more about Rheanna's work, the evidenced-based signs and symptoms of moral injury and burnout, and the guided questions to establish your next steps, click here.
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This was an interesting and difficult topic bringing in racial issues. Ms Johnson is so on point stating we have to manage what is mine (ours) to manage. As an African American nurse and female, I have come to terms with that thinking. I am not engaging in any conversation that is not about me. Handle and take care of your own business and dysfunction! Thank you Ms Johnson for letting me know I am not alone in my thinking.
I am very grateful for your words, Jenee, thank you!
Truly deeply nourishing, needful & vital
(( For the record, what’s the name of the Dr. who introduced quiet sitting ? ))
Thank you Jenee & Rheanna, for your lives.
Exceptional! Thank you, Jenee for your energy, courage, and clarity of voice as you describe the important work you have done in the past and are doing today, as well as the work white people like me need to do to break through the white fragility you mentioned, to do our homework and be able to have uncomfortable conversations about race, privilege, white domination and the many microaggressions too many of us inflict on others without any awareness. Thank you for sharing the SBNRR practice for managing triggers. Thank you for the guidance to ask not what is wrong with a person but instead, to wonder genuine curiosity what has happened to this person? Finally, thank you for the integrated practice of the 3 breaths.
I am so grateful ??
Such a fabulous presentation. Ms Johnson is knowledgeable, innovative, and joyous – what a formidable combination. Take away quote: “You can’t give what you don’t have.” Thank you!
Be still and know…..