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Circle of Caring

Circle of Caring: A Renewal Program for Healthcare Professionals

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Circle of Caring - A renewal program for healthcare professionalsNext Program Date: April 17 - 19, 2015

Sponsored by UCLA Health 


This workshop for healthcare professionals provides an opportunity to learn skills in renewal, stress management, and burnout prevention at an advanced level. Reflection, expressive therapies, spirituality, and celebration are integral aspects of this powerful process. These healing skills impact one's individual coping, and are compellingly transferable to one's professional practice, working with patients, family, and staff. The restful setting and small group size provide an ideal environment for rejuvenation and the establishment of trust and community.

Experiential learning and the creation of new patterns, generate an energizing and transformational weekend that reconnects one to the powerful meaning of one's work.


Develop the art of healing for the healthcare professional, demonstrating the components of self-care for the prevention of burnout.

  • Experience art, movement, music, journal writing, and play in the healing process.
  • Define boundary setting and it's use as a healthy practice for professionals.
  • Explore spirituality, meditation, prayer, and imagery as tools for preserving hope and building endurance.
  • Identify the healing benefits and the body's physiological response to touch and massage.
  • Access and apply both the creative process and somatic awareness when utilizing the power of presence in the therapeutic relationship.


Katherine Brown-Saltzman


Katherine Brown-Saltzman, RN, MA (Program Director)
Katherine is a Clinical Specialist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Nursing. Her healing work integrates guided imagery and meditative prayer for patients, families and staff. She has facilitated support groups for nurses, developed staff retreats, and the renewal program at UCLA. Katherine lectures nationally on ethics, spirituality, psychosocial issues and self care. She has received the Oncology Nursing Society's national award for her substantial contributions to psychosocial aspects of cancer care.

Shira Musicant, MA, MFT, ADTR
Shira is a Marriage Family Therapist as well as a dance/movement therapist in Santa Barbara. She teaches and writes on the use of movement in therapy. In both her private practice and her workshops, Shira combines movement, body awareness, and creative expression to transform pain and deepen compassion for self and others.

Laura Larsen, RN, BS, RMT
Laura, as a nurse entrepreneur, has created Blue Sky, to teach wellness through massage, yoga, exercise, and the arts. She has developed a workshop that increases awareness and skill in end-of-life planning and is the author of "Facing the Final Mystery."

Steven Saltzman, BM
Steven is a music editor/composer who specializes in music for film, television, theater and improvisatory music for movement. He and Katherine have just produced "The Basket", their first guided imagery healing CD.

The UCLA Spiritual Care Department sponsors a chaplain from their accredited Clinical Pastoral Education training program, who provides spiritual care to all faiths.

Art Therapist
To be announced. 


The UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead is a first-class resort nestled high in the San Bernardino Mountains. Guests stay in French cottages with fireplaces and private bedrooms and bathrooms. The center is surrounded by a lake, gardens, a flowing creek and peaceful quiet. Guests are restored with restful quarters, tennis courts, pool, Jacuzzi and gourmet cuisine, served in the traditional inn style. View center at www.uclaconferencecenter.com.

Continuing Education 

Nurses: Upon completion of this course, nurses are eligible for 12 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #12511.

LCSW/MFT: This course meets the qualifications for 10 hours of Continuing Education Credit for, LCSWs & MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA Medical Center Department of Clinical Social Work PCE Provider #592

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