Omaha, Nebraska 2021-07-16 19:14:42 –
Council Bluffs, Iowa (KMTV) — Frontline workers faced fatigue and stress throughout the pandemic. To deal with stress, two ICU nurses at CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs have begun self-care practice.
For Janaye Decker, an ICU nurse, life threw curve balls one after another.
“My father died of cancer, my best friend died of cancer, and COVID happened,” Decker said.
A fellow nurse, Pope Ashley, was also having a hard time.
“A lot of stress … we didn’t always know what was happening every day. Policies and procedures are constantly changing and the number of patients fluctuates,” said the Pope.
That’s when both decided to do something about it. The Pope began incorporating yoga into the workplace and took his fellow colleagues to a safe haven in a hospital called “Zenden.”
“I always try to get the girls to stretch with me and do it like a simple pose,” said the Pope.
Decker decided to learn about life coaching.
“I want to turn my turmoil into my message. I have my own hardships. I realize that we are not alone, only aware of the everyday challenges we all experience. I think it’s important to know, “Decker said.
Both say that by practicing mindfulness, they were able to become better nurses.
“If you don’t control yourself every day, you can’t do anything for someone else,” said the Pope.
They are improving themselves by prioritizing how to prioritize patients.
Decker plans to hold a Mindfulness Workshop with 10 to 15 spaces in September.Sign up is open to her Instagram..
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