Holistic Nursing: Experience The Art And Heart Of Healing

This weekend retreat offers an introduction to a series of programs that teach holistic skills to nurses.

During the past few decades the nursing profession has undergone major changes and challenges with a growing dependency on technology and pharmaceuticals and a moving away from it's roots as a healing art, but today many nurses are searching to reconnect to the art and science of holistic nursing by seeking new knowledge and skills that facilitate the healing process. Many are also seeking new directions for establishing expanded practices that promote wellness and self-care.

Today, as a new paradigm of integrative health care emerges within hospitals, communities, and in the private sector, nurses are in the unique position to become leaders in a new nursing model; as health coaches, mentors and educators.


Barbara Dossey PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC - Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP) International Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH)

Susan Luck, MA, RN, HNB-BC, CCN, HWNC-BC - Founder and Director, Earthrose Institute Institute (ERI) Adjunct Faculty, University of Miami, Clinical Nutrition Program Director, Integrative Nursing Institute (INI) Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP) Guest Presenters

This weekend program will empower nurses to move beyond burnout and frustration and develop their potential in both their personal wellness and in creating new models for health promotion.

This program provides a strong theoretical and experiential component, deepening inner wisdom and knowledge and providing participants with a renewed sense of meaning and purpose in their professional work and personal lives.

This dynamic introductory program:

  • Offers nurses a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and experience nursing practices that facilitate the mechanisms of healing through a self-care model.
  • Provides clinical skills and tools to become more effective in our work as educators, clinicians, coaches and guides in diverse healthcare settings, including: home care, hospice, hospitals, community health, education, and private practice.
  • Teaches "hands on" tools that you can integrate into your personal and professional care immediately
  • Examines current research in the fields of body/mind/spirit integration, psychoneuroimmunology, healing and wholeness

Over the past 20 years, this program has been offered to hundreds of nurses who have become leaders in holistic nursing and integrative health care nationally. Our intention is to deepen our nursing spirit of caring, compassion and intuition.

The following will be covered in this comprehensive program:

  • Holistic Nursing Theory and Practice - The role of Holistic nursing in an Integrative Healthcare model
  • Mind/ Body tools for reducing stress, pain and enhancing healing through using Guided Imagery, Biofeedback mechanisms, and diverse Relaxation techniques
  • Energy Healing theory, research and practice including Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Reiki and Chakra Balancing
  • Nutritional Healing exploring current evidence-based research and practical applications of nutritional approaches with emphasis on women's health and healthy aging. Special attention will be given to understanding botanicals, nutritional supplements, and developing personalized healthy eating plans.

By the end of this weekend, participants will have created a self-care program designed to support personal wellness and a vision for continued professional growth.

Recommended Reading:

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. B. Dossey. 6th edition, 2012

At The Heart of Healing: Experiencing Holistic Nursing, a unique DVD featuring many of the nurse healers and pioneers at the forefront of research and practice in integrative healthcare. Contact: Holistic Nursing Solutions at: info@integrativenursinginstitute.org for more information.

At the completion of this 15 hour program, participants will earn 15 contact hours approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. This program can be applied toward the nationally recognized Certification in Holistic Nursing (HNC)