The uncertain financial and regulatory climate healthcare agencies are currently facing can make our already stressful jobs that much more challenging. This webinar will review what resilience can teach us about thriving, rather than simply surviving, through change and challenge and how those techniques can support healthy and effective teams.
So many dynamics exist around us that we are simply powerless to change, but we are not helpless to take action on our own behalf. We can be mindful of the stories we are telling ourselves and each other, compassionately but clearly refuse to engage in team dysfunction, use gratitude to promote compassion satisfaction and team morale, and engage in clear communication to ease anxiety and support cohesion and buy-in.
As overwhelming as it may feel, there are easy, effective, and immediate steps we can take. This presentation will show you how.
Carla Cheatham, MDiv, PhD
Principal and Lead Trainer
Carla Cheatham Consulting Group, LLC
Section Leader for NHPCO's Spiritual Caregiver Section
Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham is the Principal and Lead Trainer for Carla Cheatham Consulting Group, LLC and serves as a national keynote speaker and educator teaching in the areas of clinical presence and attunement, corporate and team health, compassion fatigue and resilience, ethical spiritual and existential care, grief support, ethical boundaries, and more. She is also the Section Leader for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Spiritual Caregivers Section, Chair of NHPCO’s Ethics Advisory Council, an Adjunct Professor at the Seminary of the Southwest, and Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland where she co-developed and now teaches courses for their new Masters of Science in Palliative Care degree.
She began her career in social services with an MA in Psychology, certification in trauma counseling and experience working in counseling and treatment centers. She taught and researched on the interaction between spirituality and health at Texas A&M while receiving her PhD in Health & Kinesiology and earned her M.Div. at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Rev. Dr. Cheatham publishes two blogs through carlacheatham.com and hospicewhispers.com. She is the author of Hospice Whispers: Stories of Life and its companion piece, Sharing Our Stories: A Hospice Whispers Grief Support Workbook, both available through Amazon (paperback, eBook, and Audible). Her next book on grief is set for publication in early 2018 and another on the art of presence with those who are suffering later this year.