20th May - 22nd May
Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - Courtney Steels
Courtney has been a radiographer since the end of 2013, after graduating from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. After attending a Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) course in Melbourne in 2018, Courtney's interest in forensic radiography was sparked and she became a member of the inaugural ANZ-IAFR branch. Her love for travel led her to work briefly in the Northern Territory before moving to the UK in April 2019 where she currently resides. Mindfulness is a topic close to Courtney's heart and something she is passionate about sharing with others. Finding Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to Courtney was like finding a toolbox at the end of a rainbow, the principles are simple, it makes sense and it really works. The skills you can gain from mindfulness are applicable in any situation in or out of work. Courtney is a big advocate for encouraging others to build mindfulness practices into their own routines.
Being healthcare professionals, we have to empathise with our patients without getting too attached, be present for them whilst we have many other things going on around us and manage the confronting things we see along the way in our roles, putting on a brave face and carrying on. We can be left feeling stressed or overwhelmed at times or even just find ourselves being wound up, with a need to pause and hit the reset button. The practice of Mindfulness is about being in the present moment and gaining skills which allow us to remain calm, reduce stress and achieve the best focus and mental performance. During this presentation on Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals Courtney will be discussing what mindfulness is, the benefits and principles of mindfulness and how healthcare professionals can use these skills in their work and everyday life. Courtney will also be sharing some important and useful resources.
Registration for is free for IAFR members and £5 for non-members. Please use the links below to register: