Resources for Practitioners

The FSOMA Well-Being Committee was created in 2021 to promote the health and well-being of AOM Practitioners & students by providing resources in the areas of mental health, stress management, addiction, physical health, work/life balance, and other quality of life and quality of career issues.

5 Strategies for Combatting Stress 

1. Get regular acupuncture treatments - Acupuncture has been shown to increase endorphins, the body's feel good hormones and in one study acupuncture decreased the "perception of stress" for "3 months after the completion of treatment".  Find a colleague with whom to regularly trade treatments!

2. Exercise regularly - walk around the block, do 20 jumping jacks.  A 10 minute yoga or tai chi routine can change your frame of mind and stretch out some kinks. It doesn't have to be really vigorous, as the ad says "just do it".

3. Feeling Overwhelmed? Organize - First write down all the steps you will need to complete the project and list each step. Put the list in order of most important or easiest or what comes first, whichever works for you.  Then check off each step and build in some rewards to keep yourself motivated. 

4. Take a pause that refreshes - learn a mindful breathing technique and take a few breaths at the end of a task or set a timer. Stress and anxiety speed up your breathing and makes it more shallow.  Combat this tendency by a quick focus on deep relaxed breathing or a longer meditative practice. 

5. Find the music in your life - Build a break into your schedule.  Take yourself somewhere that you consider beautiful and relaxing regularly.  It's not music if there's no pauses between the notes.  The "rests" make it music as much as the notes. 

Health and Well Being Resources

Yale Class on the Science of Well-Being - In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life. Click Here

Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19.
This $20 online course will assist you with providing mental health support during COVID-19.  Click Here for More

Meditation Resources

Mindful.org
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
Headspace.com
Massgeneral.org

Certification Training for Compassion Fatigue Professionals (CCFP)

“This is an intermediate-level certification and course that is open to any care-giving professional or volunteer. By becoming a certified compassion fatigue professional you will be able to recapture your sense of mission, purpose, hope and joy in your office.”  Click Here for the Course

Techniques for Mindful Resilience

“Trauma doesn't always lead to post-traumatic stress. It can also lead to post-traumatic growth. Learn techniques you can implement immediately to help clients emerge from adversity stronger and more empowered than ever. 1.5 hours CE” Click Here for More


Addiction Support

Professionals Resource Network, Inc. (PRN) - For Florida practitioners who find themselves in trouble. Don’t wait for discipline to be enacted, get support now through PRN.

This is a Florida based private nonprofit organization that provides services to various impaired healthcare practitioners in order to assist them with getting treatment, improving their overall well-being, maintaining their jobs and licenses, and diverting practitioners from adverse situations such as incarceration, job loss, and/or death.

“PRN serves as the Consultant to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) on matters relating to practitioner impairment. The DOH and the DBPR contract with PRN to provide mandated services of the Florida Statutes in Chapters 455 and 456, each individual’s practice act. PRN is an alternative to the DOH/DBPR disciplinary process. Due to increased education of licensed health care practitioners, hospitals and other employees, health care practitioners participating in PRN do so voluntarily instead of being reported to or by DOH/DBPR. Many healthcare professionals participate in PRN instead of the disciplinary process. “  Practitioners can be referred to PRN via their website (https://flprn.org/referral/) or by calling 904-277-8004 or 800-888-8776.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Click Here



Narcotics Anonymous
Click Here 




Gamblers Anonymous
- Click Here  
 

 

 

Sex Addicts Anonymous - Click Here 

 


 

Crisis and Suicide Prevention Resources


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We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Click Here

 


Veterans Crisis Line
  
Call 1-800-273-8255 or Click Here

Crisis Text Line  Text HOME to 741741 or Click Here