Art of Nursing Program 2017 Speaker Profile
Caroline Sánchez is the creator of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Self-Care Body Play Practice that guides women to reconnect to their own natural born rhythm. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education, is a certified Breast Care Nurse, a 200hr Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified Elemental Hoop Dance Teacher, and a certified 5Elements Ecstatic Dance Facilitator.
Her Master’s Thesis “Hoop Dancing to Prevent and Decrease Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses” has been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing & the UCSD Nursing Journal. Caroline guides healthcare professionals to use joy replenishment through body play as a powerful self-care intervention and has offered Hoop Dancing for Self-Care Workshops at nurse’s retreats & Women’s Empowerment Retreats.
She speaks passionately about the power of play for self-care & the importance & necessity for team play for the sake of creating healthier work environments for improved patient outcomes.
Presentation Date: May 11, 2017
Topic: Self-Care Through Joy Replenishment to Enhance Nurse’s Quality of Life
- Define the three-step model to enhance professional Quality of Life: ART
- Demonstrate an understanding of self-care through joy replenishment (the power of flow)
- Describe self-care body play mindfulness practices and techniques that foster joy
- Explain the relationship between body play, imagination, creativity, change and innovation