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AOTA CEUs: 0.80
We are experiencing a mindfulness revolution as we become aware of the benefits of being mindful in our self-care, intimate relationships, and communication processes. We are also increasingly aware of how the practice of mindfulness can effect climate change, nature, our health, the health of our communities, and the health of the planet. When we cultivate a sense of connectedness to everything in nature and realize we all share only one Earth, we gain an immeasurable gift in return. As we cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion for ourselves, it ripples outward to others and transforms our relationship with our partners, families, communities and the world.
Mindful intimate relationships involve being present, aware, and paying attention to the individuals in our relationships in a kind, gentle, accepting, nonjudgmental way. They involve an open attitude toward thoughts and feelings that arise in the most personal relationships in our lives. Through compassionate, mindful practice, we can integrate intimacy into our lives and cultivate powerful, meaningful relationship with ourselves, our significant others, partners, families, communities, and society.
Mindful self-care is essential for your well-being. Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, and it is also one of the easiest things to forget to do or put aside in favor of tending to others. Self-care habits, when done regularly, have the ability to greatly enhance your body, mind, and spirit. When you mindfully care for yourself, you benefit and so do others in your life.
Mindful communication means listening and speaking with intention, compassion, and awareness. It means being present. Intimate, complex, and necessary for our very survival, mindful communication can profoundly affect our overall health and wellness. Mindful communication not only transmits information, it helps us relate to each other as human beings in a context of relationships, cultures, families, organizations, and nations. What we say, how we say it, and what we mean are important and can be life changing.
Mindfulness, climate change, a connectedness to nature, and human health are intricately related. Mindful awareness of the effects of climate change on nature and health will help us develop new social practices and encourage a broader cultural shift toward a healthier planet. Numerous independent researchers and scientists all across the world know that Earth is warming and human activity is the primary cause. How much climate change we will experience in the future is dependent on the choices we all make as mindful global citizens to reduce our global emissions and reconsider our patterns of consumption.
The outcome of this certificate is for the learner to describe the characteristics of mindful self-care, intimate relationships, communication processes, and how mindfulness impacts climate change and human health.
Certificate Objectives - Upon completion you will be able to do the following:
- Describe various mindful self-care practices for health and well-being.
- Describe the elements of mindful communication.
- Identify characteristics of intimate relationships and mindful ways to improve these relationships.
- Describe the relationship between mindfulness, climate change, nature, and health.
Nurses, health care professionals, and interested individuals
Criteria for Successful Completion
Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course Evaluation Form.
Certificate of Completion is provided for individual courses once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.
Certificate of Completion is provided for certificate programs once all of the courses within the certificate program have been successfully completed per criteria above.
Practice Level (For Occupational Therapy Only): Beginner/Introductory
Content Focus (For Occupational Therapy Only): Domain of OT
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Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships
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The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.
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Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA approval or endorsement of any commercial product.
Off-label Use of Products
None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
Caroline Young, MPH
June 21, 2022
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