Dr Jo Soldan  BSc (Hons), DoctClinPsy
Clinical Health Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher
NZ Psych Board reg: 90-04726

Jo is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in multidisciplinary teams in physical health care settings (Chronic Pain, Genetics and Critical Care) for 20+years. Her work applying psychological models in healthcare settings lead Jo to a focus on ways to build staff resilience, counter burn out, and maintain compassion.  Nine years ago this focus lead to Jo doing her initial mindfulness teacher training at the Centre for Mindfulness in Massachusetts. Jo has worked in Critical Care in the UK and New Zealand for over 10 years and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness Based Resilience at work. 


Looking After Yourself to Look After Others…Building Resilience in Front line Healthcare 
“You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf” (Jon Kabat Zinn)

Positive psychology has studied what makes individuals resilient in the face of adverse experiences. The science is now convincing enough for USA army to provide resilience training to all soldiers before they go into active service. We know that as healthcare staff we are at risk of stress and burn out as a result of the work that we do. This sessions will give a practical overview of the latest resilience research. Participants will learn about resilience (which has obvious relevance to patients) by first applying the theory to themselves and their patients.

In this 2 part workshop you will:
Learn about the key areas known to contribute to resilience
Consider practical ways to maintain your resilience using exercises and discussion with colleagues.
Take home your own personalized/team “resilience bundle”