Retreats for health professionals help build resiliency and reduce burnout

Recent research suggests that the capacity to find personal meaning in your work is highly correlated with professional and personal resiliency and the experience of greater joy in even the most routine aspects of work. The Awakening the Heart of Service resiliency retreats draw on an award-winning discovery model to offer participants the opportunity to discover the power of meaning to transform their experience of their daily work, revitalize their commitment and reinvigorate their service intention.

The retreats, which are held at Salt Fork Lodge in Cambridge, Ohio, are funded through a three-year, $2.17 million grant to Margy Sanders, M.A., LSW, project director, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, and associate professor of family and community medicine, from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration under the Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program.

Through the grant, Sanders and Denise Kropp, project manager, organize weekend retreats for health and other service professionals to help them rediscover purpose, build resiliency and avoid burnout.

Several weekend retreats are planned through the end of the year:

Health Care Professionals, Paraprofessionals and Caregivers
August 11-13, 2023 

First Responders
June 16-18, 2023
September 8-10, 2023
September 29 – October 1, 2023

Interprofessional University Faculty (Train the Trainer)
July 28-30, 2023 
November 3-5, 2023 

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