Play: Cultivating Joy & the Imagination during Uncertain Times
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About the Event
Caroline Pauline Cárdenas holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Walden University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from Meridian University, is a certified Breast Care Nurse through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), a 200hr Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified Elemental Hoop Dance Teacher, and a certified 5Elements Ecstatic Dance Facilitator.
Caroline has been an oncology nurse for over 16 years. 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 University of California San Diego Nursing Journal 2014. Caroline guides healthcare professionals to use joy replenishment through body and movement play as a powerful self-care practice and has offered Hoop Dancing classes for Self-Care Workshops at nurse’s retreats & women’s empowerment retreats
Currently, Caroline is working on her Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology at Meridian University, where she is writing her dissertation on “Play and its Effects on Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Healthcare Professionals”. Her vision is to continue to serve as a play researcher and advocate, an educator, clinical psychologist, and public speaker, as well as produce body and movement play retreats to guide women, breast cancer survivors, healthcare professionals, educators, nursing and medical students, and mothers all over the world to discover, explore, practice, protect, and share their unique creative expression through the sacred practice of play, with the focus and hope, to reawaken and foster the imagination, purpose, meaning, and authentic connection through shared joy.
Playshop Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the elements, classifications, and properties of play.
2. Understand the Science behind play
3. List 5 psychological benefits of play
To learn more about Caroline, check our her website!
Support us by donating $11 to our gofundme campaign which will allow us to facilitate more playshops for the nurses!