Burnout and compassion fatigue can happen to any healthcare professional, and it can have a negative impact on patients and even your larger nursing career. Fortunately it’s very preventable, as our guest this week will attest to. Nurse Keith was joined by Caroline Cárdenas (MSN, RN, CBCN, RYT 200hr), who is a Masters-prepared oncology nurse, hoopdance teacher, and evangelist for play and physical movement as a means to preventing and recovering from burnout and compassion fatigue. She’s also the creator of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Self-Care Body Play Practice that guides women to reconnect to their natural born rhythm, replenish their joy, and cultivate their creative courage
Caroline uses hoopdance and ecstatic movement as methods for helping nurses and women living with cancer to experience joy and reconnect with their bodies. Caroline is currently pursuing a PhD in Somatic Psychology so that she can even more strongly communicate her sincere belief in the transformational power of joy, play, and body-centered awareness. Listen well to hear more about all this from Caroline herself!