Welcome. Learn about Resiliency Groups.

The Nurse Resiliency Project is an inter-faith Christian initiative created with a heart for nurses and healthcare workers and the load you carry. We recognize the burdens of a shift and the difficulties of unpacking/offloading that burden afterward. Here, you can share your story/stories and share your burden.
 
Through research and nurse consultations, we’ve created Nurse Resiliency Groups where nurses can receive spiritual and emotional support from Dr. Elisa Ashley and your peers. 

Free Service

 
  • Come as often as you like
  • Donations are of course deeply appreciated but not required to attend

Scheduled Regularly

 
  • 1 hr sessions
  • Nurses: 2nd Thursdays, 9:30am EST
  • Nurses: 2nd Thursdays, 7:30pm EST
  • Healthcare Workers: 4th Thursdays, 7:30pm EST

Build Resiliency 

 
  • Mitigate moral distress, compassion fatigue, and burn-out by sharing your stories and hearing others’ stories – among a diversity of your peers
  • Receive prayer from Dr. Ashley

Resiliency Groups

Virtual. Peer-Group Self-Care. Spiritual. Emotional.

 

Virtual

 

Resiliency Groups are held in a virtual format. This allows geographical diversity within the group, so that you’re meeting with different people besides your own team.

It also allows you to meet from anywhere, even from your car in a parking lot.

If you would like to meet at a time not listed, please request it here.  We’re happy to accommodate if we can. 

Peer-Group Self-Care

 
Resiliency Groups are your fellow nurses or healthcare workers from around the country. They relate to your pain, trials, and frustrations.
 
Each attendee commits to strict confidentiality.
 
No reports are filed with the hospital, and you decide who knows you’ve attended.
 
You share your stories with people who get it and have a safe place to unload. 
 

Share your stories, Share your burdens

 

 

Spiritual

 

Resiliency Groups are facilitated by Dr. Ashley.

  • Guided Breath/Meditation or Mindfulness activity that address the inter-connection of body, mind, and spirit.
  • Ground and relax the body and focus the mind and spirit.
  • Prayer at the end of each session.

 

Emotional

 
To heal from all the loss and grief you witness and feel, those emotions and stories need to be shared.
 
Resiliency Groups create an environment where you will be nurtured and heard, not judged and fixed. 
 

 

What to expect from a group session?

 
  1. Centering. Sessions will begin with a breath/meditation type practice to ground and relax the body and focus the mind and spirit.
  2. Sharing. Share your story, your way. Nurses will be invited to share their experiences and emotions. The Facilitator may offer general questions to help get things started. Sharing is about getting in touch and getting things out.
  3. Listening. Active listening is the expectation for all. No one is here to “fix” anyone or “judge” anyone. Attendees are welcome to speak up and to each other. Compassion, empathy, and authenticity will guide the discussions. Be heard.
  4. Receiving. Receive support from other nurses and the deep knowledge that you’re not alone. Sessions will end with the Facilitator praying for you. 
 
 

Sign up for each session

 
Sessions occur twice a month.
 
You will need to complete the reservation form below for each session you wish to attend.

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Reserve your spot for a session now.

You must complete a reservation form for each session you wish to attend.