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A Mindful Approach to Nursing Care

About Us

Inspiration for the Sacred Art of Nursing was born out of our work together in the early days of Hospice care.  We had the opportunity to practice nursing in a way that honored the wisdom and dignity of patients and families to support peaceful life closure.  Sacred´in this context is meant to convey a deep respect for the mystery of life and death.

Over the years we began to recognize a resonance between the Sacred Art of Nursing and the practice of mindfulness.  We identified the art of nursing as just as important as clinical skills.

We are passionate about supporting nurses in their extraordinary commitment to patient care. We created ‘The Sacred Art of Nursing’ to host workshops and retreats focused on Mindfulness for Nurses.  Our mission is to share evidence-based mindfulness practices to develop crucial skills to avoid emotional and physical depletion and to maintain a sense of personal balance. These skills are central to the healer’s art and vital to professional health and longevity.

Our workshop and retreat experience offer an opportunity to connect to one’s heart and replenish body, mind, and spirit.

Patricia (Tree) Dunbar, BSN, RN, CHPN, Nurse Coach

Tree_picTree has been a hospice nurse for 35 years and has held both field and leadership positions. Currently practicing as a Nurse Coach, she brings a unique perspective in navigating the complexities and challenges in health care. Tree has been a student of the Diamond Approach spiritual path for over 20 years. She brings a commitment to the process of inquiry to support personal growth and respects the gift that mindfulness can bring to any moment.

For a free 30 minute Nurse Coach consultation, email  treedunbar@treedunbar.com

Jan Landry, BSN, RN, MA, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher 

Jan-LandryJan has worked in the field of hospice care both as a nurse and as a chaplain, for over 30 year. She currently teaches Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, meditation retreats and workshops in a variety of clinical and corporate settings in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as internationally. As a co-owner of Awareness and Relaxation Training, she hopes to support others in cultivating a practice of mindfulness that can be integrated into one’s daily life to support health and well-being both at work and at home.

Mindful mentoring sessions to support the integration of mindfulness into daily life. For more info email: jan@mindfulnessprograms.com