Welcome. Learn about Resiliency Groups.

 
The Nurse Resiliency Project is an inter-faith Christian initiative created with a heart for nurses 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 (or another trained leader) and your peers. 

Free Service

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

Scheduled twice a month 

 
  • 1 hr sessions
  • 2nd Thursdays monthly at 10:30am
  • 4th Wednesdays monthly at 7:30pm

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 an inter-faith Christian leader

Nurse 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 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. 

 

Spiritual

 

Resiliency Groups are facilitated by Dr. Ashley or another inter-faith Christian leader.

In opening the session, they lead practices such as Breath Prayer or Guided Meditation that address the inter-connection of body, mind, and spirit.

Facilitators offer 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 may offer general questions to help get things started. Sharing is about getting in-touch and getting things out.
  3. Be heard. 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.
  4. 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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