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Train Your Mind To Be Present

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Can learning mindfulness reduce burnout?

Research varies, but one study’s results are promising. Following their participation in an 18-hour mindfulness program, the study participants (who were all health care providers) showed a marked improvement in their levels of burnout, depression, anxiety, and stress compared to how they felt before the program.

Consider this firsthand story from #healthynurse Julia Sarazine, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, a nurse practitioner and certified mindfulness teacher:

“Experiencing burnout and practicing mindfulness is very personal to me,” says Julia. “While working as a palliative care nurse practitioner in an inner-city hospital and caring for patients while dying, I became burned out. The symptoms of burnout began gradually but eventually slipped into all aspects of my life, both personally and professionally. I left the nursing profession but returned to the same position 5 years later with a mindfulness practice. I still use this skill every day.”

You can, too. Here are some ways to be more present today:

Let us know how you’re doing! Post a video or photo in our challenge update thread here, our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram and tag us with #healthynurse.

Missed day 6? Catch up here. Join us on day 8.


Burnout can be a serious issue. Contact your health care or mental health provider if you have any concerns.
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