Session 1: April 19 - 22, 2012, Woodstock, IL
The Integrative Healing Arts Program is an opportunity to revitalize your nursing practice and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Come study with the top faculty in complementary and integrative nursing. Session One focuses on the essentials of holistic practice and the development of the nurse healer. We explore concepts from the seven core curriculum areas as we place our focus on self-care for the nurse. The framework for integrative/complementary therapies is offered in the context of holistic nursing philosophy, theory and current practice. This is a time to consider what the full potential of your nursing practice can be. Integral within the learning experience is the inclusion of time for inner reflection, relaxation and connection to a supportive community of nurses. Participants who wish to achieve a Certificate in Holistic Nursing and Integrative Modalities must complete Sessions Two, Three and Four.
View the full curriculum on our website www.birchtreecenter.com. Session One provides 23 contact hours. The program will be held at Angels’ Rest Retreat and Conference Center at the edge of the Berkshire mountains in Leyden, MA (www.AngelsRestRetreat.com). Angel’s Rest is an exquisite mountaintop retreat on 20 acres, with walking trails, hammocks, decks, gardens, a seasonal pool, 2 hot tubs, fireplace, and a magnificent vaulted ceiling teaching space that looks out on the Valley. Rooms are pristine and decorated with natural art. Meals are gourmet and include vegetarian options. Special dietary needs are accommodated with 2 week advance notice. Massage, yoga and energy work will be available. This is a sacred place to truly nurture your body and soul. Give yourself the opportunity to relax, renew and learn in a peaceful natural environment. Directions will be provided with confirmation letter upon receipt of registration.