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Phone: 07 4151 3884

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Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Exploring Psychological Workplace Violence and Personal Resilience:

A Nursing Retreat

17-19 August 2022 | Gold Coast Hinterlands | 15 CPD Hours

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Conference Program:

In this Retreat we are going to explore the impact on a Nurse facing workplace violence. We will examine resilience and how it links to healthy boundaries, mental wellbeing and burnout. The content is vital knowledge for all as we face the unique challenges currently around us. Not only for our own self-development but also to have the knowledge and skills to provide support to our families, friends, and colleagues.

This unique retreat offers not just education but includes a supportive environment with caring and experienced facilitators to assist you explore these difficult topics. The group will join together to learn practical strategies on how to work with very difficult people in their personal and professional life.

In addition to the conference program attendees will have the opportunity to explore a number of activities to assist them manage stress and prevent burnout. Each day attendees can join the Facilitators and other attendees on one of the many beautiful and serene rainforest walks. We will explore different forms of meditation and explore topics that can only be unpacked in a supported learning environment.

This Nursing Retreat has been developed by two experienced facilitators who look forward to working with you in the breath-taking natural environment of O’Reilly’s Rainforest.

Although this retreat is aimed predominately at Nurses, other health care professionals are also welcome to attend.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

At this conference you will:

  • Explore Bullying and the effects on a person exposed to people with narcissistic traits or Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  • Undertake Assertion training and learn practical hints on how to develop assertive body language and vocabulary.
  • Examine the manifestation of burnout and strategies to assist with healing.
  • Investigate the term ‘Resilience’ and how we can put strategies in place to increase or develop resilience.

You will learn:

      • The impact of hidden workplace violence on your physical health.
      • The hidden tactics of bullies that rob you of your emotional peace and cause you great pain.
      • The psychological impact of bullying: from causing embarrassment through to loss of professional credibility.
      • The spectrum of narcissism (from selfishness traits to a personality disorder) which may be in your family as well as at work.
      • Recognition of the primary techniques of those in the narcissistic spectrum including gas-lighting and the use of silent treatment.
      • How to manage your stress and restore your peace of mind
      • To enhance your understanding of resilience and burnout
      • How to regain your reputation and self esteem after a difficult experience or assist others to do so.
      • Practical skills on how to be assertive and powerful.
      • Tips on how to avoid legal problems as a target of bullying or as a nurse leader.
      • Assertion training to manage criticism.
      • That the skills you will gain at this conference will apply to both the workplace environment and your personal life.

Who is this Conference for?

This is a conference retreat for all Nurses irrespective of clinical specialty. The content applies to a new graduate, enrolled Nurse, registered Nurse through to director of Nursing. The issue of workplace violence is real within our professional culture as evidenced by increasing levels of burnout and distress. The skills you will learn at the conference will be valuable to you whether you have experienced bullying or not.

If you are a clinical facilitator, educator, Nurse leader, or aspiring Nurse leader, this conference provides you with essential knowledge for your role. It assists you to develop your emotional intelligence and assertion skills to recognise and manage these difficult concepts. You will learn the strategies of how to support your team.

This unique retreat offers not just education but includes a supportive environment with caring and experienced facilitators to assist you explore these difficult topics.

    Why a retreat?

    A retreat is a seminar that is designed to facilitate the ability of a group to step back from their day-to-day demands and activities for a period of concentrated discussion and exploration about specific issues.

    In the past Nurses have not been offered retreats, they have not been provided with the support that other professions have. Nurses make up the largest health care professional group but their distinctive needs have been overlooked.

    The need for this Nursing retreat is based on the counselling work of Anne Evans-Murray as she works with many Nursing clients who have experienced bullying or wish to develop their own personal assertion skills. It is also based on feedback from the Nursing CPD Institute subscribers in evaluating the sessions provided on resilience, bullying, and assertion training and requesting more practical assistance to deal with multiple issues.

    So join us at this bespoke retreat experience as we step back from our day to day demands and stressors and take advantage of the supportive environment that a retreat offers.

      IS THIS PART OF MY CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)?

      YES, IT IS!

      Under the code of conduct in Domain 7: Promote Health and Wellbeing,  the value statement that we, as Nurses and Midwives are required to abide by is:

      “Nurses and Midwives promote health and wellbeing for people and their families, colleagues, the broader community and themselves in a way that addresses health inequality.”

      This means that the information and education provided at this retreat is perfect to meet your obligations under this domain and thus claimable as a CPD activity.

        About the venue:

        The retreat is being held at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat which is located in the Lamington National Park. It is 90 minutes from the Gold Coast and 2 hours from Brisbane.

        The journey to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is almost as memorable as the destination. Your journey will take you through the village of Canungra and as you pass through the Canungra Valley, stop in to sample some O’Reilly’s wine and fuel up for your afternoon of hiking with a picnic at Canungra Valley Vineyards. As you begin your drive up to the Lamington Plateau, take it slow on the winding mountain road and enjoy the vistas towards the mountains in the West, you’ll understand why it is called “The Scenic Rim”.

        The location allows us to hold sessions outside in the rain forest to gain the benefits that mother nature provides us in this fabulous location.

        There will also be opportunities to take advantage of the day spa with time allocated on day two and three in the afternoon to take part in self-care. You will need to book these activities directly with O’Reilly’s well in advance.

        “I had a hot stone massage there recently and it was just fabulous – one of the best I have ever encountered” Anne Evans – Murray

        O’Reilly’s is renowned for it’s sunsets overlooking the mountains and on day one the group will be able to experience this at the complimentary Conference welcome session.

        Attendees will book their accommodation directly with O’Reilly’s. There are a number of options to choose from and a special rate is available with the use of the Conference booking code.

        As the roads are winding, we recommend that you stay at the accommodation including the last night of the Conference. You might choose to stay the weekend or calmly head home on Saturday morning ready to face the world again.

        Our Presenters:

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        Anne Evans-Murray

        R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV in Mediation

        Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

        Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

        Sue Walker

        RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN

        Specialist Nurse Educator

        Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

        Anne Evans-Murray

        Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

        Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

        Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

        She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

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        Sue Walker

        Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

        As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

        Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

        “Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system, it is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.”

        The Program:

        DAY One: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

        1300 – 1330

        Registration, welcome and afternoon tea.

          1330 – 1400

          Explanation of the retreat Activities | Sue Walker and Anne Evans-Murray

          During this session will discuss the goals of the retreat days to come.

           

          1400 – 1600

          Self-esteem – developing confidence and improving physical and mental health | Anne Evans-Murray

          An exploration of how self-esteem is developed in childhood and how it can affect the adult. This session will also give you tips to gain confidence and increase self-esteem which has a direct link to physical and mental health.

          1600 – 1700

          PERSONALITY PROFILE | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY

          Increasing Emotional Intelligence

          In this session, we will complete the profile so that you have a greater understanding of your personality and your WHO. The content will provide you direction when you do assertion training and throughout the retreat.

          1700 – 1800

          GROUP GET TOGETHER | VENUE: THE FIRE PIT BELOW THE BAR

          Attendees Only

          In this exclusive session for retreat attendees, we will watch the sunset with drinks as we get to know each other as a group.

          Dinner this evening will be at your leisure and not included in the conference program. O’Reilly’s have some great dining options to choose from.

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          DAY TWO: Thursday, 18 August 2022

          0700 and 0715

          Optional Activity

          Join the Facilitators on a pre-breakfast walk.

            0830 – 0900

            Meditation Practice | Sue Walker 

            This will be a fun activity to start the day on a positive note.
             

            0900 – 1030

            Workplace Bullying | Anne Evans-Murray

            This session consists of role-playing between the two facilitators to demonstrate bullying behaviour. The presentation discussion will examine the effects on the individual and on the organisation.

              1030 – 1100

              Morning Tea

                1100 – 1200

                Narcissism in Families | Anne Evans-Murray

                How Family patterns – link to behaviours and communication styles.

                Exploring the link to adult behaviours based on your childhood experience and role models growing up. Insight into behaviours gains knowledge and strength to change patterns.

                  1200 – 1330

                  Communication and Assertion | Anne Evans-Murray

                  How to manage difficult people and situations and gain knowledge on the importance of body language, gender issues and avoidance of traps in communication.

                    1330 – 1430

                    Lunch

                    During the lunch break, we will provide you with seed mix so that you can be involved in the bird feeding activity. Lots of fun and the birds are gorgeous.

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                      Afternoon Tea to be included in the afternoon session

                      1500 – 1700

                      This afternoon we split into two groups.

                      GROUP ONE: SMALL GROUP COACHING AND ASSERTION TRAINING | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY

                      These vital small group sessions are not provided in lecture format but designed to assist the person to grow and develop powerful communication skills. The attendees will, in a relaxed environment, observe the two experienced facilitators performing role play, demonstrating how to deflect criticism, stop people interrupting you and learning the essential ability to say no.

                      Included is the “Emotional Freedom” technique and “I’m OK” Exercise. Developing neural pathways that assist you to assertively confront a difficult person.

                      GROUP TWO: SELF-DIRECTED EXPLORATION OF STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

                      During the afternoon session, attendees in group two can take advantage of optional pre-booked spa treatments, find a serene spot to complete self-directed reading activities from the online library, and take a meditative walk to relax. Click here to check out the spa facilities>>

                      1700 – 1730

                      OPTIONAL MEDITATION CLASS

                      In this session, your will be guided through some relaxing meditation as you unwind from the day.

                      1900

                      If you wish you can join the Facilitators, other attendees and your guests for a Gourmet BBQ. A great chance to mingle, network and chat with other attendees.

                      The cost is $92/person which includes a Gourmet BBQ with drinks including soft drinks, beer and wine. Guests are welcome to attend.

                      Please Note: If you would like to attend bookings are to be paid for at the time of registration. Bookings will not be accepted at the Retreat. The cost of the BBQ is not included in the registration cost.

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                      DAY Three: Friday, 19 August 2022

                      0645

                      Optional Activity

                      Join the Facilitators on a pre-breakfast walk guided by the team from O’Reilly’s.

                        0830 – 0900

                        OPTIONAL MEDITATION PRACTICE

                        Start the day off right with a session of meditation and relaxation.

                        0900 – 1030

                        Lets’ explore mindfulness and meditation | Sue Walker

                        In this session, we will learn about the superpower of mindfulness. We will explore the concept and learn a few exercises that you will be able to practice to allow you to focus your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

                        Burnout | Sue Walker

                        Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

                        Let’s explore how to prevent burnout and if it has occurred what can we do.

                        1030 – 1100

                        Morning Tea

                          1100 – 1230

                          Resilience and Grief | Anne Evans-Murray 

                          This session will outline the definition of resilience and the steps required to increase resilience. It will draw on the knowledge gained in the  burnout session and how to increase strength and avoid patterns that hinder development of resilience. It will examine how a resilient person manages grief.

                            1230 – 1330

                            Lunch

                              1330 – 1430

                              RESILIENCE AND SUMMARY  | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY

                              This session will outline the definition of resilience and the steps required to increase resilience. It will draw on the knowledge gained in the burnout session and how to increase strength and avoid patterns that hinder the development of resilience.

                              Afternoon Tea to be included in the afteroon session

                              1500 – 1700

                              This afternoon we split into two groups.

                              Group Two: Small group coaching and assertion training | Anne Evans-Murray 

                              These vital small group sessions are not provided in lecture format but designed to assist the person to grow and develop powerful communication skills. The attendees will, in a relaxed environment, observe the two experienced facilitators performing role play, demonstrating how to deflect criticism, stop people interrupting you and learning the essential ability to say no.

                              Included is the Emotional Freedom technique and I’m ok exercise. Developing neural pathways that assist you to assertively confront a difficult person.

                              Group one: Self-directed exploration of stress management techniques

                              During the afternoon session, attendees in group one can take advantage of optional pre-booked spa treatments, find a serene spot to complete self-directed reading activities from the online library, and take a meditative walk to relax. Click here to check out the spa facilities>>

                               

                              1730

                              Optional 

                              If you are staying the night we will organise a meet up at the café bar.

                              Conference Registration Cost

                              $790.00 inc GST

                              What’s Included

                              • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
                              • Conference Presenter/s that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
                              • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
                              • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter/s
                              • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

                              What’s not Included:

                              • Travel costs – flights and transfers
                              • Accommodation
                              • Optional Dinner
                              • Travel Insurance
                              • Spa Treatments

                              What you don’t have to worry about:

                              • Housework
                              • Cooking Meals
                              • The Boss
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