The Challenges of Resiliency During a Pandemic REGISTER HERE for the RECORDING!
Live Event Held: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Recording Now Available!
Overview and Objectives
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented challenges around the globe that will undoubtedly be experienced for years. For those who work in health care settings, the emotional, physical, and spiritual toll has been immense. Chaplains have been challenged to minister in new and creative ways while supporting staff resiliency. A chaplain’s attention and dedication to self-care can easily be overlooked or not given priority amidst so many demands. Join us for this three-hour webinar to learn, to be reminded, and to be inspired with the importance of resiliency in spiritual care.
As a result of the virtual event, participants will be able to:
- Identify how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the condition of health care workers (ITP3)
- Develop tools within one’s ministry setting to support staff resiliency (PPS2, OL1, OL2.1)
- List examples to support a chaplain’s self-care (PIC3, PIC3.1, PIC3.2, PIC3.3)
- Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer
- Session One: Personal Resiliency? (Dr. Adam Gonzalez)
- Session Two: Mindfulness Meditation Techniques / Tools (Kristie Zahn BCC)
- Session Three: Panel Discussion – Inspirational Examples from our Chaplains (led by NACC members)
- Session Four: Small Group Breakouts (please note that this sessions were NOT recorded)
- Session Five: Group Sharing
Dr. Adam Gonzalez is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Stony Brook Medicine. He is the Founding Director of the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center and serves as the Director of Behavioral Health. Dr. Gonzalez received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont, and he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is an expert in cognitive behavioral treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, relaxation and mindfulness-based treatments and behavioral medicine. His program of research focuses on understanding the interplay of cognitive, emotional and behavioral health factors that may affect physical and mental health, as well as evaluating stress management and resilience training programs. Dr. Gonzalez has led the Employee Support Team at Stony Brook Medicine, which launched many wellness initiatives throughout the COVID pandemic. He is also actively involved in diversity & inclusion work, serving as the Chair of the Faculty Diversity Ambassadors Council and Co-Chair of the Stony Brook Medicine LGBTQ Committee.
Kristie Zahn BCC spent 20+ years of her career as an HR Executive in non-profit, academic, and profit-based companies. Her call to ministry and passion for Mindfulness arose from her own “sacred initiation/care accident” where she experienced “death and rebirth” as she moved through a coma, and extensive time in rehab/recovery. Her healing journey has given her personal experience, as well as insight, wisdom, and compassion with regards to many traditional and complementary paths to healing. She left her corporate career to pursue service in spiritual care, and has studied/been credentialed to teach Mindfulness with many esteemed teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Sharon Salzburg. Kristie holds Masters’ degrees in Management and Religious Studies, and is also a certified Life Coach. Kristie is currently a Board Certified staff Chaplain at Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, WI.
Participants qualify for 3.0 CEHs total for the Virtual event.
A Continuing Education Hour (CEH) certificate will be provided for download by participants.
If you registered for the LIVE event, access to the recording was included. If you cannot find your link to the recording, contact us the NACC: [email protected]
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