Dr. Giovannoni in Kyoto, Japan at the 2014 - 35th International Association for Human Caring Conference
Setting Intentionality and Consciousness for Health Science Colleagues Caring and Personal Healing
from Dr. Jean Watson (2008) Music: Perfect Peace by Susan Mazer Ph.D & Dallas Smith
Caring in the Beginning of the Day
Begin the day with silent gratitude; set your intentions to be open to give and receive all that you are here to give and receive this day; intend to bring your full self in the day-to-day moments of this day; cultivating a loving, caring consciousness toward yourself and all others who enter your path.
Caring in the Middle of the Day
Take a quiet moment to "center," to empty out, to be still with yourself before each interaction with your client or colleagues; cultivate a loving, caring consciousness toward each client and each situation you encounter throughout the day; make an effort " to see" who the spirit-filled person is behind the client or colleague.
Return to these loving-centered intentions again and again, throughout the day, helping yourself to remember why you are doing this work.
In the middle of stressful moments, remember to breathe; ask for guidance when unsure, confused, and frightened; forgive and bless each situation.
Let go of that which you cannot control. Breathe in love and breathe out fear.
Caring at the End of the Day
At the end of the day, fold these intentions into your heart; commit yourself to cultivating a loving, caring practice for yourself.
Use whatever has presented itself to you this day as lessons to teach you to grow more deeply into your own humanity and inner wisdom.
At the end of the day, offer gratitude for all that has entered the sacred circle of your life and work this day.
Bless, release, and dedicate the day to a higher, deeper order of the great sacred circle of life.