The Compassion Caravan is a national project led by holistic nurses for all of nursing to offer compassion through heart centered presence, holistic communication, networking and focused experiences in self-reflection and healing. The project Is widening the Circle of Compassion by joining Healing Circles Global. The project will formally conclude with the Nurse In Nature Retreat.
Compassion is being expressed in response to the high burnout rates in nursing and the suffering experienced during the COVID crisis.
The Goal is to provide safe virtual venues for compassionate holistic communication, dialogue, brainstorming, guided reflection, and nature connection. This is a grass roots national project whose target audience is nurses.
The Mission of the Compassion Caravan is to bring more compassion into the lives of nurses.
The Vision of the Compassion Caravan is that “small seeds of compassion” will germinate and provide momentum for change in the current health care system and culture.
Beginning Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
Join Us Every Wednesday at 8 pm EST
As a step to Widen the Circle of Compassion, the Wednesday night Compassionate Listening Circle (CLC) is being adopted by Healing Circles Global (HCG) which is a part of the global non-profit Commonweal. The only thing that will change is the administration of signup and links/hosting platform. The CLC facilitator team that has been with us since May 2020 will be continue to host the circles. The first circle is Wednesday, September 1st. Click this link to Register ASAP. You will be brought to a form to fill out. Once you get your link to join, save it!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have problems or questions with the registration process. To learn more about HCG visit https://healingcirclesglobal.org/ and https://healingcirclesglobal.org/healthcare/.
Located at: Innabah Camp and Retreat Center
712 Pughtown Rd.
Spring City, PA 19475
These retreats are created to offer a healing venue for nurses within the healing arms of Mother Earth. In alignment with philosophies the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, retreat organizers create a format for nurses to Rest, Renew, and Restore. Experiencing our connection to the Earth helps to inspire our reflections on the importance of Planetary Health.
2022 Retreat Registration for new registrants will open January 2022
Healing Nurses Through Compassion and Self-Care. Hosted by The Philadelphia Area Chapter of the AHNA and the Lower Westchester Chapter of the AHNA.
Gather in the Loving Embrace of Nature.
If you wish to support Nurses In Nature Retreats consider purchasing a Tee Shirt or Sweatshirt. If you purchase it in June, the percentage of donation will be greater than waiting to later in the year.
The holistic nurses listed below are offering deeply discounted support/coaching sessions.
Each practitioner is an independent practitioner. The Compassion Caravan is listing this as a possible resource and individuals are fully responsible for their engagement with these practitioners/resources listed.
Disclaimer: Coaching/Stress Management Education is not a replacement or substitute for medical or psychological care. Individuals are fully responsible for their health care decisions and selection of healthcare providers.
Intro to Mindful Self-Compassion
Wondering what the power of mindful self-compassion can be? Research supports that learning the skills and tools of mindful self-compassion can:
Sharon Lohse RN, Horticultural Therapist: Forest Bathing website www.mindfullnature.net
Maggie Brown MSN, RN, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC: www.ForestTherapyForMe.com Next group walk 10.30.20. group and Individual walks. “Walk and Talk” coaching.
Jess Isaacs-Blundin: group and individual walks. Contact via www.WildPhiladelphia.com
Alex Crowley MSN, RN, PMHNP: group and individual walks. Contact via
Nancy Kopans is offering discount walks for nurses in NYC/Central Park(current COVID restrictions). Visit www.UrbanEdgeForestTherapy.com
The Compassion Caravan is a national project, led by holistic nurses and hosted and facilitated by the AHNA Chapters for all of nursing. The intent is to offer compassion through heart-centered presence, holistic communication, networking and focused experiences in self-reflection and healing.
The Compassionate Listening Circles are a virtual Compassionate Listening offering and are not a replacement or substitute for medical, psychological or mental health crisis care. Participants are requested to let all facilitators know of their need to access such supports and agree to provide their phone number to the facilitator. Participation in the circles is fully voluntary. Facilitators are present to Compassionately listen and are not serving as a crisis or mental health support team.