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    • Nursing shiftwork,
    • Nursing burnout,
    • Self-care techniques,
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    • Compassion fatigue

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SHIFT Stress
Get Back to What you do Best: for Nurses, Caregivers and other Health Care Professionals
by Vij Richards

Caring for others is an extremely satisfying experience, but one that shouldn’t come at the cost of your own health and happiness. Nurses and health care providers are often stressed at not being able to care for their patients the way they want to. When the demand for beds reaches over capacity, caring for more patients with fewer resources takes its toll. The demands of deadlines, expectations of patient care from families and management can be overwhelming. Sometimes pleasing everyone else leaves little time for one’s self. WHAT IF YOU COULD LEARN EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR DAY LESS STRESSFUL? If you are a health care provider or caregiver who is struggling with anxiety, depression or coping with the demands of each day; then this book is for you. It offers lots of practical tools in every chapter to help you create a “tool box” that will support your emotional health. This book will help you learn how to: • Identify where you are holding and carrying your stress in your body • Help you to recognize the triggers that you react to • Feel your feelings, don’t disown them - own them • Learn to respond differently instead of reacting • Learn to manage your emotions when conflict arises

Vij Richards is a Registered Nurse with a certification in Occupational Health. She has worked over 30 years in health care, in England, Poland and Canada. When she returned to work in a hospital setting as an occupational health nurse in 2006 she was not prepared for the stressors that staff needed help with. Not having the tools in her own toolbox to support the staff, she returned to school to become a Registered Psychotherapist, graduating in 2012 from Transformational Arts College in Toronto. She now counsels the staff of a large community hospital as well as having private practices in Milton, Georgetown and Guelph, Ontario. She shares her own story of how she shifted her own stress in order to find ways to support others by offering easy to learn, evidence-based tools for stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and loss.


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