Mindfulness Resources for the Stressed Phlebotomist
As with all healthcare careers, working as a phlebotomist can be a stressful experience. Being responsible for other people’s health and well being is a significant responsibility and the delicate nature of drawing blood is a high-pressure situation.
Many healthcare practitioners, phlebotomists included, find that practicing mindfulness helps to release stress, so whether you’ve only just graduated from our Phlebotmoty school or you’re a seasoned professional, here are some mindfulness resources for the stressed phlebotomist.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the psychological process of intentionally bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, which one develops through the practice of meditation and through other training.
The practice of mindfulness may be beneficial to many people in Western society who might be unwilling to adopt the Buddhist traditions or vocabulary in which mindfulness has its roots.
Western researchers and clinicians who have introduced mindfulness practice into mental health treatment programs usually teach these skills independently of the religious and cultural traditions of their origins.
Where Can I Learn More About Mindfulness?
Below is a range of blogs that can give you more advice on mindfulness, self-care, and mental wellbeing.
Created by Catherine Beard, The Blissful Mind focuses on helping its readers improving their mindset and self-esteem through mindfulness. Beard herself has a master of arts degree in health and wellness coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
The blog is filled with handy hints and tips that can help readers to avoid burnouts and reduce their stress levels.
Founded by and operated by Christina Tiplea, Embracing Simple teaches is the art of decluttering, giving its readers suggestions on how they could cut back on the excess items in their life to live a simpler and more rewarding life.
Zen is defined as a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. Zen Habits, offers exactly what you might expect, tips and techniques on developing mindfulness as a habit.
The website is run by Leo Babauta, who is regarded as one of the best practitioners of mindful living.
Mind Body Green is the invention of one of the most iconic figures in the world of alternative medicine and spirituality, Deepak Chopra, and is full of information and advice on how to live and mindful and healthy life.
Learning New And Important Skills
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Our established seasoned instructors will take you through every aspect of Phlebotomy and Northwest offers day, afternoon and night classes to accommodate your busy Las Vegas work and family schedule. Call us today at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our admissions specialists about your new Phlebotomy career.
Jenette Ashcraft, N.C.M.A.
Allied Health Department Director