NurseWatch Team Learns Valuable Data to Help Provide the Best Level of Care

NurseWatch staff at Training

The team of nurses, nutritionists and naturopaths at NurseWatch received an extra-special training course recently where they learnt all the latest information about how to stay calm and centred during their day – enabling them to deliver the best level of care to their clients. The training was given by Jo Clarke and Tracey Crosswell who run an organisation called Mind Health Transformation in Sydney. 

During the training course, called Cultivating Conscious Language, Jo and Tracey demonstrated how to ‘reloop’ your self-talk and identify blocks in your mind so you can see when negative thoughts come in during the day. They also explained how we can identify negative blocks which come into our brain during the day and this way, we can learn to cope with these life-limiting conditions. They showed the staff how this will be beneficial when they’re out in the field, helping NurseWatch customers. 

Jo and Tracey – who are both RNs, Educators and Holistic Coaches – outlined techniques which can unblock our mind so we can then heal our body. This is all done by rewiring pathways and transforming the way our body reacts when triggered. At work, it’s possible to use these skills and pass on this feeling of calm, to those we’re working with and give them the best care possible. 

Jo Clarke demonstrated how ‘self-talk’ can make us think we’re not doing our job properly or lead us to have a bad day so we need to ‘reloop’ this ‘self-talk.’

The NurseWatch team were lucky to get this training as NurseWatch is one of the few organisations working in aged care to be participating in this type of training. As Kate Alexander, Founder & Director of NurseWatch said: “We value this level of training because this will allow us achieve a higher level of care – and this is the future of our business.”

Jo said it’s particularly important to learn these kinds of skills in jobs where people are caring for other people because carers need to look after themselves. She added: “A study showed that 70% of nurses stated they felt burnout and 90% of Illness is ‘related to stress.'”  

Tracey Crosswell, RN, Educator and holistic coach, talks about how chronic illness is so common these days and it can be related to everything we’re exposed in modern life.

Jo added: “The reason we want to teach you about the brain is to really harness the power. A really amazing neuroscientist back in the 1960s called Paul MacLean came up with a really clever concept on how to explain three main parts of the brain – and he called it the Triune Brain.”

She explained these three parts of the brain are the Reptilian Brain, the Limbic System and the Neocortex: “Of course there’s lots of parts of the brain, but he was able to really streamline it down to three main parts,” she said. “And the first part being what we call the Reptilian Brain, which is the brain stem which sits very deep seated at the base. Then we’ve got the Limbic System, which is firmly bed further deep into the brain,” said Tracey. She showed us the diagram of the Triune brain devised by Paul MacLean, seen below.

Triune Braine
A diagram of the Triune Brain as devised by Paul MacLean.
Kate Alexander, Founder & Director of NurseWatch, thanked Jo and Tracey for the day’s training course.

After the full day’s training session, Kate thanked Jo and Tracey for the amazing day by saying: “These ladies worked really hard to put this together. There will be another iteration and more growth in our education… And if you join our service now under Health Deluxe, how does that look in 20 or 30 years? Not dissimilar to the Blue Zones, that had 40-year research on the four blue zones in the world where people have longevity and what those components are.”

“And these ladies will be alongside our journey for the next 40 odd years. So I think it’s an interesting ability to change our lives. Your lives are changed today,” Kate added.

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