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Krista Gregory, MDiv, BCC and Phoebe Long Franco, PHD

Self-Compassion Practices for Healthcare Providers

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What You'll Learn

  • Hear the cutting-edge research thats supports how self-compassion is benefitting healthcare workers on the frontlines

  • Learn the “Self-compassion with Equanimity” practice that can be used at the bedside or on the job at any moment

  • Explore practical strategies to avoid emotional exhaustion

About Krista Gregory, MDiv, BCC

Krista Gregory is a Board Certified Chaplain who has worked in healthcare for over 25 years in both adult and pediatric hospitals. Experiencing burnout and witnessing others burnout as well, she founded the Center for Resiliency in 2016 to transform healthcare into a more sustainable environment. Since then, she and her team have researched and developed practical, daily tools that restore medical professionals to their humanity. Krista has also spearheaded efforts to address the systemic factors that contribute to a toxic medical culture, such as improving team and organizational communication. She is a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion and co-designer of the Teacher Training for the course Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She is a dynamic speaker, conference presenter, and thought leader in the field of wellness and resiliency.

About Phoebe Long Franco, PHD

Phoebe received her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. As the Research Scientist for the Center for Resiliency, she utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how resiliency interventions influence healthcare professionals’ well-being and professional fulfillment. She is a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion and a Teacher Trainer for the course, Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities. Her research and writing on self-compassion and resiliency can be read in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Self and Identity, Learning and Individual Differences, and the online magazine Greater Good.

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10 Comments

  1. Cara October 4, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Great session! Thank you so much!

  2. Luanne October 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Providing support in the language they understand and in a manner that they can use it while working, not something to do afterwards and feel guilty about not doing it because you know you should. Thanks for sharing aspects of the training. I am motivated to find the language for my industry.

  3. Marie Mc Guigan October 4, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Krista and Phoebe
    Thank you so much. I have really experienced “to live this to feel this in real time” how powerful is that! I am a former Renal Nurse Specialist ( Belfast’s) and now work with nurses as a counsellor. I love Kristen Neffs work and have asked practitioners to check out and practice her resources on her website. It has been amazing how many staff say to me “ I used that breath and hand thing and it really helped”. I feel so much more resourced myself today after this webinar and of course I will pass it on to nurses in the UK. Krista your passion is contagious and your sense of fun. Wishing you both well.
    Loved the reminder of being human. We will never progress beyond being human – isn’t that a great relief and leveller for us all?

  4. Luann Kenfield October 4, 2020 at 7:52 am

    This was very helpful and much needed information and techniques to use to remember self care in the moment. Although I do not work in the medical world ( I counsel in the school system) I can apply this in my work and share with others. Thank you!

  5. G October 4, 2020 at 7:48 am

    This was so relevant to me. I want to thank both of you for beIng so understandable , understanding, and honest.

  6. Johanna October 4, 2020 at 1:56 am

    Thank you for sharing from your important research and the work you do!! So inspiring talk with simple and helpful exercises that I want to start with at once!

  7. Mayu Gonzalez October 3, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    I just feel blessed for this fantastic learning! I am not going to carry the burden of guilt for not knowing how to handle it.
    Thank you is not enough… But Thank You so much, anyway. Blessings on your way from my heart will be for you All from now on.

  8. Carmen October 3, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    This talk really hit home. Thank you for the work you do to care for the caregivers . I feel understood and appreciated after listening to this and will be able to be kinder to myself. Can’t wait to use the soles of my feet!

  9. Elzbieta October 3, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Really great practice!! Thank you very much.

  10. Jean Ellis-Sankari October 3, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    “They are on their own life journey’…. words to remember!
    Thank you,

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