Programs that Transform
Our innovative programs make a real difference in the lives of individuals and the bottom-line in organizations. Ranging from one-day programs to year-long mentorships these programs have resulted in the following:
♦ INCREASED HEALTH AND VITALITY IN PARTICPANTS.
♦ INCREASED PATIENT/CLIENT SATISFACTION.
♦ INCREASED EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION.
♦ ENHANCED COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK.
♦ IMPROVEMENT IN WORKPLACE MORALE.
♦ A CARING, HEALING AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE.
♦ CONSIDERABLE COST SAVINGS.
“This program helped me find better ways to communicate, interact and work with patients and other staff. It also helped to promote personal well-being for improved quality of life. This retreat was a highlight in my nursing career. Not only did I have an awesome learning opportunity I experienced immense personal and professional growth. It refreshed my passion for nursing and my desire to pursue advanced nursing education and find opportunities to enhance the nursing profession at work and in general. I leave this retreat a different nurse, a different wife, a different mother, a different woman. Thank you for helping me come to this wonderful place in my life. I only wish every nurse could have this experience.” Staff Nurse, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC.
The Model of Whole-Person Caring™ An Award Winning Program
The Model of Whole-Person Caring™ (WPC Model) operationalizes concepts inherent to healing at both a personal and organizational level. It is an interdisciplinary and holistic model that is derived from theorists in the fields of nursing, physics and systems theory. It was originally developed to assist health care organizations in creating healing and nurturing envionments to improve patient care and enhance workplace productivity and morale. However, it is equally useful for business, educational, community and governmental organizations.
This award winning Model provides a common framework so that personnel from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds can work together to provide quality care and compassionate service. This contemporary and evolving model will appeal to those individuals and organizations that want to strengthen their workforce and create a sense of meaning and purpose within their culture. The Model helps organizations move their vision and mission statements from placards on the wall into the very heart of their operations.
"When aligned around shared values and united in a common vision,
ordinary people accomplish extraodinary results."
Blanchard & O'Connor
Redefining Who We Are
How do we begin to create health and wellness in our own lives, our organizations and our communities? Albert Einstein stated, "We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to create them." The economic, cultural and social problems that we are facing today require a different approach and way of thinking. In essence, we must re-define who we are in a most basic way.
We have, for the most part, defined who we are in terms of the bio-psycho-social model. We have seen ourselves as an amalgamation of biological, physiological, psychological and social functions. While this perspective has been useful and guides many of our practices, it simply is inadequate to solve the problems that we face today.
The Model of Whole-Person Caring defines who we are from a holistic and more expansive perspective. The model transcends the current paradigm and acknowledges the energetic and spiritual nature of our existence. This viewpoint helps us move beyond our cultural, religious, social and economic differences and helps us perceive the inherent unity of life.
As we begin to see existence as "sacred," the way we treat ourselves and each other dramatically changes. Our interactions, work and relationships begin to arise from a place of deep regard and reverence. This is when true healing begins to occur.
"Lucia Thornton’s retreats on The Model of Whole Person Caring have been transformational for staff members here at Mission Hospital. The retreats have increased staff satisfaction and retention by helping nurses remember and recapture the essence of healing. We are currently working towards a magnet designation and after attending the 2-day retreats I have seen many nurses feel empowered and become more engaged in their own professional growth. I would recommend these retreats to any healthcare organization for increasing staff retention and patient satisfaction." Lourdes Lorenz, RN, MSN, AHN-BC, Director of Integrative Healthcare, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC.
October 23, 2012 to November 3, 2012
This program is intended to foster international goodwill, professional development, and personal enrichment. Join the Healing Traditions Delegation to China where you can learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine and an array of healing practices that are incorporated into Chinese culture and their health care system. This program provides inside perspectives rarely encountered in outside tours. Continuing Education available for physicians and nurses. Visit www.peopletopeople.com/thorntonshealy for additional information on program costs, inclusions, a complete intinerary, and enrollment details.
An experiential, practical, life-changing two-day program for individuals and organizations. Available to hospitals, organizations and individuals.
"At the beginning of this retreat Lucia Thornton made a statement, “I believe you will find the next two days of this retreat to be the best two days of your life” “WOW”! Guess what, she was absolutely right on….the time is now….we need to change…we need to create a healing environment in our hospital ands in our lives. Thank you !!!” Staff Nurse, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC.