Nurses learn­ing to lower stress

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NURSES past and present cel­e­brated In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day at Monto Hospi­tal with a high tea on May 12.

The en­joy­able day al­lowed former nurses to rem­i­nisce and share ad­vice with cur­rent staff.

Donna Din­gle from Mol­ly­cod­dle Beauty gave a guest speech about the im­por­tance of tak­ing care of your­self, and man­ag­ing stress.

“The first thing we talked about was ways to re­lax and one of the first ways we went through was how to make your own fa­cial scrub at home,” Ms Din­gle said.

“We did a lit­tle demo to show peo­ple how to do that them­selves, then we shared some herbal tea, which is an­other great way to re­lax and take five min­utes to breathe.”

Many of the ac­tiv­i­ties were things that could be done at home, where nurses who spend most of their time car­ing for oth­ers could un­wind and de­vote some pri­vate time to them­selves.

Ms Din­gle, along with Ainslee Mar­bach, pro­vided herbal tea, med­i­ta­tion lessons, head and neck mas­sage and mini pedi­cures for nurses.

“A few things I wanted them to take away was how easy it is to do at home,” she said.

“They chose one of the things that re­lated to them, and I gave them the in­for­ma­tion they re­quired.”

Queens­land Nurses Union pro­vided a cake for the func­tion.

RE­LAX: Nurses gather.

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