Celebrating 10 years of


Intensive Care: Holding Fatigue, Grief, and Joy Through the Arts

Live on April 23rd, 2021
For the best viewing experience, please join us using a computer.
Watch at your own pace | Recorded sessions available until April 2022.


Tara Rynders
Jule Aguirre
M. Ed., LPC, NCC, Certified Nia Trainer
Saffire Bouchelion
Embodyologist, 1st Degree Black Belt Nia Instructor, Author
Mark Casanova
MD, Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine



Make sure you are in a comfortable seat and have plenty of water and snacks with you. We have incorporated breaks so that you can rest and prioritize your physical and emotional well-being.

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Main Conference

You are currently in the main conference hall, this is where you can view all of the presentations. Participate in the Q+A by submitting your questions next to the stage!

Scavenger Hunt

Live only: Find a dragonfly in each of the vendor pages, then click and fill out the form to enter to win $300. Each dragonfly is an additional chance to win. Thank you David Smith (EDUCARE board President) for the prize donation.

Continuing Education

This program offers 6 CEUs (3 Ethics). After the presentation is over, navigate to the CEU page on the top menu (or click here) to complete and submit the evaluation forms for the CEUs you need.

Vendor Hall

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7:30am – 8:30am

Welcome & Introduction

Take a tour of the virtual space with Roger Courville.
Sharyn Fein, EDUCARE Executive Director, Welcomes You.

8:30am- 9:45am

Intensive Care: Holding Fatigue, Grief and Joy Through the Arts

KEYNOTE: Tara Rynders: MFA, BSN, BA, RN-BC

Recognizing myths about grief, discussing the ways we cover our own suffering from grief and how it leads to the inability to recognize suffering in others, and learning the tools to practice self-compassion in the moment of suffering.

9:45am- 10:00am


Visit Vendor Gallery, Play Scavenger Hunt (live only)

10:00am – 11:15am

Grief Stories, Moral Injury, Confession and Racism at the Bedside

KEYNOTE: Tara Rynders, MFA, BSN, BA, RN-BC

Discussing the ethical consequences of caring from a place of burnout, defining our personal bias and how they are upheld in our healthcare systems.

11:15am – 12:00pm

Movement as Medicine for Systemic Healing and Resilience

Jule Aguirre, M. Ed., LPC, NCC, Certified Nia Trainer

Engaging the mind with tracking movement patterns, cross-patterning for right/left brain stimulation, using movement as a tool for calming and releasing the stress, tension, and fatigue associated with Compassion Fatigue.

12:00pm – 1:00pm


Visit Vendor Gallery, Play Scavenger Hunt (live only.)

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Creative Expression, Freedom to Choose Pleasure, Leaving Behind Guilt & Shame

KEYNOTE: Tara Rynders, MFA, BSN, BA, RN-BC

Discussing how creative caregiving can be implemented into our daily lives, demonstrating how the arts and movement can help process trauma.

2:15pm – 2:30pm


Visit Vendor Gallery, Play Scavenger Hunt (live only.)

2:30pm – 3:00pm

HandPan Sound Bath

Saffire Bouchelion, Embodyologist, 1st Degree Black Belt Nia Instructor, Author

Relaxing the nervous system and calming the mind to promote deeper learning, integration and embodiment of resilience.

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Moral Injury, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience, in the Time of a Pandemic

Dr. Casanova, MD, FAAHPM

Discuss the ethical challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, and models for moving forward with advanced care planning for patients affected directly and indirectly by pandemic.

Thank you for joining us!

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