Caregiver Wellness Program (CWP)

The Sufi Psychology Association’s Caregiver Wellness Program gives employees helpful tools to deal with stress management, mental health, and overall wellbeing.

This program consists of: 

  • Short, guided meditation videos that are texted to individuals weekly so they can practice when it is convenient for them. Meditation has been shown to significantly improve emotional exhaustion, burnout, life satisfaction, personal accomplishment and emotional wellness in healthcare workers (Ospina-Kammerer, et al., 2003, Brennan, et al., 2015, Dharmawardene, et al., 2016).  

  • Stress relieving videos on demand so healthcare workers will have access to these tools when needed. These practices have been shown to decrease perceived stress and increase positive emotions even in times of high stress (Bahadorani, et al., 2021).

  • On demand wellness curriculum so healthcare workers will have resources that can address the different topics that are burdening them. These videos are evidence-based and done by professionals in the field who provide tips and techniques related to varied wellness topics.  

  • Bi-monthly workshops for staff. These workshops will incorporate meditation and wellness curriculum. They are customized based on the staff needs of each organization. In addition, these workshops reinforce usage of wellness resources. 

To learn more about this program, please contact Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh at saloumeh.b@sufipsychology.org 

 

 

This program is not intended to replace EAP services or wellness programs/initiatives already in place. It is designed to be complementary and to address some of the challenges related to wellness with this population:

  • Schedule Challenges: One of the challenges of wellness programming is getting everyone together to a workshop. HCW’s schedules are dictated by patient needs so wellness programs must be flexible in order to work within that structure and must be created in a way to be accessible to all. Our program has an online component, which addresses that challenge.

  • Comprehensive: Burnout affects individuals on various levels, not just mentally and physically. Our unique program is truly holistic in nature. We have programming on a multitude of topics related to wellness.

  • Up to Date/Evidence Based: All wellness sessions are conducted by experts in their field who are active in presenting, publishing, and/or teaching and as such remain up to date with evidence-based findings.

  • Individualized: Each individual has unique needs and a different challenge they may be experiencing at any given moment. Our on-demand wellness videos allow employees to choose what information to receive, depending on what they are experiencing at that time.

  • Time-Based: Sometimes HCWs have a short period of time and need some help. Our videos range from 5-30 minutes which allows them to use something even in a time crunch.

  • “Teach a Man to Fish”: With regular stress reducing programming, each individual can learn how to recognize stress and tension in their body and reduce it.