Podcast: Self-Care in Long Term Care – Mindfulness

Programs and Resources; Workforce

AHCA/NCAL’s Self-Care in Long Term Care podcast series continues. Launched this month, the eleventh podcast focuses on self-care and the connection to mindfulness. Providing self-care is the first step, but being mindful about it ensures success. The Self-Care in Long Term Care podcast series is comprised of short listening sessions that help build our proverbial toolboxes to reduce stress, burnout, fatigue and increase our resiliency.   

The first podcast focused on why self-care is important and explored the power of “the pause.” The second podcast explored the power of movement and the 4-7-8 breathing technique. While we know that self-care is important, it is often the last thing we have time for. The third podcast explored the power of getting outside and gratitude. The fourth podcast​ focused on positivity in self-care and how implementing “good things for good change” can expand your minds ability to recognize the positive events that happen every day and how they can improve your overall well-being. The fifth podcast focused on self-compassion in preventing burnout, fatigue, and compassion fatigue. The sixth podcast focused on self-compassion and how to integrate it into daily routines through mindfulness, humanity, and self-kindness. The seventh podcast focused on self-care through self-empathy. The eighth podcast focused on self-care to build resilient teams. The ninth podcast focused on promotion and strategies to build resilient teams. The tenth podcast focused on recognizing burnout and creating healthy work environments.  

The entire podcast series is available through ahcancalED​.

Podcasts are released each month, so stay tuned for more in this series.