Book Discussion for Nurses – Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief

Join Rainier Olympic Nurses Association for a virtual book discussion.

Book: Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief by Michelle Cassandra Johnson

“In unsettling and uncertain times, the individual and collective heartbreak that lives in our bodies and communities can feel insurmountable. Many of us have been conditioned by the dominant culture to not name, focus on, or wade through the difficulties of our lives. But in order to heal, we must make space for grief and prioritize our wholeness, our humanity, and our inherent divinity.

Through powerful personal narrative and meditation and journaling practices at the end of each chapter that explore being present with your heart, Michelle empowers us to see that each of us has a role to play in building enough momentum to take intentional action and shift what is unsettled and unjust in the world.”

Open to all RNs, LPNs and nursing students. Nurses who attend and complete an evaluation form will receive a certificate of attendance that meets the continuing competency requirement for license renewal in Washington State.

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Discussion Facilitators:

Sharon S. Laing, PhD

Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, PhD, RN, FAAN