Overview & Objectives

Topic: Self-Compassion

Objectives:

October

1) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to define self-compassion and each of its components (self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness); and,

  • be able to identify why self-compassion is beneficial for nurses' mental wellness.

2) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to compare and contrast the following terms: self-esteem, self-criticism, self-pity, and self-compassion; and,

  • be able to explain the ways in which they engage in self-compassion, as well as uncompassionate self-talk.

3) After completing this month's challenge, members will have experienced self-compassionate thinking.

4) After completing this month's challenge, members will:

  • be able to differentiate between self-compassionate and self-critical behaviours; and,

  • be able to recognize and alter moments when their inner dialogue needs to be challenged and reframed.

5.) At the conclusion of this month's topic, members will be able to reflect on their progress and test their level of self-compassion.

6) At the conclusion of this month’s topic, members will be able to create a personalized plan of action to continue working on self-compassion.

Topic: Wellness Tools

Objectives:

November

1) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to define self-compassion and each of its components (); and,

  • be able to identify why self-compassion is beneficial for nurses' mental wellness.

2) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to compare and contrast the following terms: self-esteem, self-criticism, self-pity, and self-compassion; and,

  • be able to explain the ways in which they engage in self-compassion, as well as uncompassionate self-talk.

3) After completing this month's challenge, members will have experienced self-compassionate thinking.

4) After completing this month's challenge, members will:

  • be able to differentiate between self-compassionate and self-critical behaviours; and,

  • be able to recognize when their thinking is uncompassionate and be able to redirect thoughts into a more self-compassionate manner.

5.) At the conclusion of this month's topic, members will be able to reflect on their progress and test their level of self-compassion.

6) At the conclusion of this month’s topic, members will be able to create a personalized plan of action to continue working on self-compassion.

Topic: Work-Life Balance

Objectives:

December

1) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to define self-compassion and each of its components (); and,

  • be able to identify why self-compassion is beneficial for nurses' mental wellness.

2) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to compare and contrast the following terms: self-esteem, self-criticism, self-pity, and self-compassion; and,

  • be able to explain the ways in which they engage in self-compassion, as well as uncompassionate self-talk.

3) After completing this month's challenge, members will have experienced self-compassionate thinking.

4) After completing this month's challenge, members will:

  • be able to differentiate between self-compassionate and self-critical behaviours; and,

  • be able to recognize when their thinking is uncompassionate and be able to redirect thoughts into a more self-compassionate manner.

5.) At the conclusion of this month's topic, members will be able to reflect on their progress and test their level of self-compassion.

6) At the conclusion of this month’s topic, members will be able to create a personalized plan of action to continue working on self-compassion.

Topic: Connection

Objectives:

January

1) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to define self-compassion and each of its components (); and,

  • be able to identify why self-compassion is beneficial for nurses' mental wellness.

2) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to compare and contrast the following terms: self-esteem, self-criticism, self-pity, and self-compassion; and,

  • be able to explain the ways in which they engage in self-compassion, as well as uncompassionate self-talk.

3) After completing this month's challenge, members will have experienced self-compassionate thinking.

4) After completing this month's challenge, members will:

  • be able to differentiate between self-compassionate and self-critical behaviours; and,

  • be able to recognize when their thinking is uncompassionate and be able to redirect thoughts into a more self-compassionate manner.

5.) At the conclusion of this month's topic, members will be able to reflect on their progress and test their level of self-compassion.

6) At the conclusion of this month’s topic, members will be able to create a personalized plan of action to continue working on self-compassion.

Topic: Lateral Kindness

Objectives:

February

1) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to define self-compassion and each of its components (); and,

  • be able to identify why self-compassion is beneficial for nurses' mental wellness.

2) After completing this month's educational component, members will:

  • be able to compare and contrast the following terms: self-esteem, self-criticism, self-pity, and self-compassion; and,

  • be able to explain the ways in which they engage in self-compassion, as well as uncompassionate self-talk.

3) After completing this month's challenge, members will have experienced self-compassionate thinking.

4) After completing this month's challenge, members will:

  • be able to differentiate between self-compassionate and self-critical behaviours; and,

  • be able to recognize when their thinking is uncompassionate and be able to redirect thoughts into a more self-compassionate manner.

5.) At the conclusion of this month's topic, members will be able to reflect on their progress and test their level of self-compassion.

6) At the conclusion of this month’s topic, members will be able to create a personalized plan of action to continue working on self-compassion.

Topic: Champions of Mental Health

Objectives:

March

Topic: Physical Care

Objectives:

April

Topic: Mindfulness

Objectives:

May

Topic: Gratitude

Objectives:

June

Evaluation:

July/August

Monthly objectives were created using Anderson and Krathwohl's (2001) revised version of Bloom's Taxonomy (cognitive domain).

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