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Follow Wellness Warriors on your favorite podcast app so you can focus on your patients and their care.

 COMING SOON:  if you are an RN, you can receive Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Contact Hours.


About Wellness Warriors

The only podcast where frontline nurses can earn Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours on the go!*

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Latest Episode

022: The Power of Positive Thinking and Learning the “Thumbs Up” Attitude with Dr. Jane Silver-Hoff

We all experience negative thoughts from time to time, and many of those thoughts are likely to be automatic thoughts that we’ve been thinking for our entire lives. How we think affects how we feel and, in turn, how we behave.

In today’s episode, Jane is talking about the power of positive thinking. Jane shares how to be aware of the triggers that provoke your negative thoughts, how to reprogram your brain with positive input, and examples of positive self-talk that influence positive thinking. 

As nurses, we spend a lot of our time taking care of others. But are we also taking care of ourselves? In order to support others in our work, we have to take care of ourselves first. And that’s not limited to physical health. It’s important to prioritize mental and emotional health as well.

What’s in this episode:

  • A few updates from our break

  • Why contact hours are no longer offered with this podcast and how we can potentially bring them back

  • An exercise in what’s happening with your thoughts and how to turn around your negative thoughts in the moment

  • The feeling, thinking, and behaving triangle (Melnyk and Howling)

  • How learning to become more aware of your triggers can help turn your negative thoughts into positive ones

  • Why it’s important to reprogram your brain with positive input (words, books, people)

  • The ABCs of cognitive behavioral therapy

  • 10 examples of cognitive distortions (automatic thoughts)

  • How positive self-talk influences positive thinking (use “I” statements)

  • How creating an environment of positivity can influence those around you

  • What’s coming up in future episodes


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Jane Silver-Hoff
DNP, CNS-Perinatal, RN
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Kristen A. Bransby,

Hi I’m Jane and this is Kristen and we have been on the frontline and seen the struggles nurses go through, which is why we created Wellness Warriors. In this podcast, we bring on guests to provide cutting evidence-based information to keep nurses up to date while on the go so you can focus on your patients and their care. Stay tuned for the end to find out how to earn Nursing Continuing Professional Development credits as an RN for listening!

* Funding for this Podcast was made available by The Mentor-Facilitated Training Award Dissemination Project funded by NIDA CTN DI in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

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