Beyond Burnout: Mind-Body Skills for Healing Together

Recorded On: 11/16/2022

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated the already existing secondary trauma in health care settings. While burnout is the emotional exhaustion associated with one’s workplace, secondary traumatic stress is experiencing the firsthand trauma of others. It is important to understand the difference in order to provide appropriate interventions to support well-being, work environments, and outcomes. In this session, we will discuss mind-body medicine and the use of mind-body skills as an evidence-based approach to support individuals experiencing secondary traumatic stress in addition to burnout. 

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to: 
• Describe distinctions between stress, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress. 
• Discuss the benefits of practicing mind-body medicine skills.
• Identify how a mind-body skills group can support health care worker’s well-being. 

Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN, FAAN

Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a nurse scientist for the CommonSpirit Health. Dr. Kelly has a trajectory of health services research focusing on nurse staffing, the work environment, burnout and compassion fatigue, and nursing leadership. She has taught and facilitated evidence-based practice projects at the unit, hospital, and system level. Dr. Kelly obtained her PhD in nursing from the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

Aproteem Choudhury, BS

Aproteem Choudhury BS, a faculty member at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), also serves as the mind-body interventionist in the division of child/adolescent psychiatry at Texas Children’s Hospital in his home of Houston, Texas. Apro, who is passionate about supporting the innate potential to heal through mind-body medicine, works to help individuals who face chronic physical illness and treatment-resistant psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. He received his BS in neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas and has a decade of biomedical and psychiatric clinical research. Apro has been trained extensively by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which has impacted the lives of millions through their evidence-based model of self-awareness, skills, and mutual support. 

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: November 16, 2025

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.

The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.


Beyond Burnout: Mind-Body Skills for Healing Together
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