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SNOCARES REMAINS RESILIENT

In 2017, SNO launched the wellness initiative, SNOCares, to address burnout in its members. Now, SNOCares is reaching beyond burnout and seeks to promote wellness and resilience for SNO members.    

63% of neuro-oncology professionals, have a higher incidence of burnout than those working in other areas of cancer. 

Resilience is defined, by American Psychological Association,  as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. Given the obvious challenges faced by providers and researchers in neuro-oncology and recent world events, it is pivotal to become more resilient.

Through the SNOCares initiative, SNO will incorporate various activities and tools throughout the annual meeting to provide healthy ways to manage stress and harness our abilities to promote wellness and resilience 
 
This wellness initiative will:
  • Work towards awareness and utilization of techniques to improve risk factors associated with stress to improve quality of life and productivity in various aspects of one’s life.
  • Include activities that provide a positive benefit in managing and adjusting to stress-related symptoms that can arise.
SNOCares ACTIVITIES AND ITEMS PLANNED FOR THE 2022 ANNUAL MEETING INCLUDE:

GUIDED MEDITATION (MINDFULNESS CHECK-IN)
Meditation can reduce stress, promote emotional health, and generate kindness. Guided meditation and yoga sessions, led by professional instructors, will be offered on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19 from 6:00 am - 7:00 am. Space is limited, and will be available on a first-come basis.

WELLNESS EVENTS

Body Relax: During the conference, please visit the SNOCares booth and attend a 5-minute body scan relaxation session. You will learn a simple method to help you tune-in to your body and relax the areas prone to stress. This technique can help you manage stressors amid your busy day by teaching your body to invoke a healthy relaxation response instead of a stress response.

Time Management: During the conference, please visit the SNOCares booth to get tips on planning and prioritizing the time and energy you spend on tasks. Learning to utilize your time better can help you be more effective and achieve your goals. You will learn tips to help you focus and complete specific tasks, and how to be aware of your environment and needs for success. These tips should enable you to be in control of your time and ultimately improve your work-life balance.

STRESS BALLS
Repeatedly gripping and releasing will help with the management of tension and stress. Stress balls will be available at the SNOCares booth and the registration desk. 

STRESS MANAGEMENT TIPS
Please pick up a tip card on techniques to incorporate within one’s daily routine to promote relaxation at the SNOCares booth. You can also see our tip of the day featured on the meeting screens.

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SNOCares hopes you find these activities, tips, and techniques helpful. We look forward to more opportunities to implement overall wellness and resilience to improve work/life balance amongst SNOmembers.