Self-Care Beyond the Bubble Bath

On-Demand Webinars: Self-Care Beyond the Bubble Bath

Self-Care Beyond the Bubble Bath

Life EnrichmentNon-Drug Therapeutic StrategiesQuality of Life

Recorded on: 01/17/2023

Do what you love, love what you do. . . .easy right? Work stress, in-home responsibilities, pandemic uncertainty, and boredom could be taking their toll on both you and your staff’s happiness. Join two recreational therapists as we explore leisure experiences that restore, calm, and get your team back on the happiness track. Come learn about self-care strategies and practices to implement in your life as a healthcare provider which can help you reimagine activity professional staff development.
Prepare to learn, grow, and discover research-based techniques to address caregiver fatigue while enhancing your knowledge of trauma stewardship, self-compassion, and resiliency.
Don’t miss this chance to recharge and bring self-care ideas back to your team to utilize for staff development. Staff development is a vital component to maintain healthy workplace environments for activity professionals to better engage with and serve residents we care for.

Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Define concepts of trauma stewardship and self-compassion for activity professionals working in long-term care.
  • Identify three opportunities to customize agency and activity/life enrichment department practices for resiliency.
  • Develop two personalized tools to support effective sustainability and thriving when coping with caregiver fatigue in activities/life enrichment practice.

Jenn Taylor
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Jenn Taylor uses positive psychological approaches to enhance quality of life and promote happiness at every age. Fun, joy, humor, and gratitude are some of the tools she employs to produce these positive health outcomes among older adults. Her specific line of research focuses on motivation and physical activity in long term care facilities. Seven of the ten most common chronic diseases are influenced by physical activity participation, yet older adults living in long term care experience the lowest rates of any demographic. As a nationally certified recreational therapist for more than fifteen years, Dr. Taylor has served diverse populations in public health, parks and recreation, corrections, behavioral health, and long-term care settings. In this, she brings a multi-disciplinary approach to community-based health interventions and aim to positively affect clinical health outcomes in practice. In addition to being a corporate trainer, she has spoken at regional, state and national conferences.

Tara Delong
Associate Teaching Professor
University Wisconsin La Crosse

Tara Delong, MS, CTRS, CHES specializes in trauma informed practices, trauma stewardship, mental health, health risk behaviors within marginalized communities, intergenerational mentoring, and culturally affirming healthcare practices. She is an experienced facilitator and programmer with more than 25 years of practice at Gundersen Health System in clinical therapeutic recreation settings in addition to teaching at the University Wisconsin La Crosse. She most recently gained experience as a case investigator and contact tracer for La Crosse County Health department in response to the SARS-Co V-2 pandemic. She has presented at regional, state, and national conferences.