Conference Introduction and Speaker
conference on "Mindfulness and Nursing" was organised by a
university. Associate Professor Dr Aysel Karaca was invited as a speaker and
information about her career was given. Karaca has a master's and doctorate
degree in psychiatric nursing, has clinical experience and works both as a
faculty member and as a psychotherapist.
• What is Mindfulness (Awareness)
is generally translated as "awareness" in Turkish and is defined as
the practice of becoming consciously aware of mental processes. It is the
ability to watch thoughts without judgement and without being carried away by
them. Mindfulness is based on living in the moment without trying to solve
• Benefits and Applications of Mindfulness
practice has many benefits such as reducing stress, increasing attention,
strengthening positive emotions and improving relationships. Its positive
effects on the brain have been supported by scientific studies. It can also be applied
in the field of nursing and can help nurses to be more careful and
compassionate in patient care.
• Mindfulness Exercises
practice includes formal exercises such as sitting meditation, walking
meditation and yoga. It also includes informal exercises that can be applied at
any moment of daily life. These exercises enable the individual to live in the
moment and be mentally present.
• Mindfulness Attitudes
mindfulness practice, attitudes such as patience, non-judgement, trust,
beginning spirit and acceptance are important. These attitudes help the
individual to get rid of mental pain and enjoy the moment. Developing and practising
these attitudes was a fundamental part of mindfulness practice.
Understanding the Concept of Mindfulness: Participants will be able to
understand the concept of mindfulness and the basic principles of this
Relating Mindfulness Practices to Nursing: Participants will be able to learn
the positive effects of mindfulness practices on the nursing profession and how
these practices can be applied in the work and personal lives of nurses.
Mindfulness Exercises: Participants will be able to experience basic mindfulness
exercises (sitting meditation, walking meditation, yoga) and learn how to
integrate these practices into their daily routines.
Mindfulness and Mental Health: Participants will understand the positive
effects of mindfulness practices on mental health and learn how to use these
techniques to cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
Critical Thinking and Reflection: Participants will reflect on their own
mindfulness practices and experiences and evaluate how these practices can be
integrated into specific situations in their own lives.