Chris Griffin, PhDc, RN-BC, CPN
Christine Griffin is a board certified nurse at Children's Hospital Colorado matching expertise in adult learning with a passion to heal the healers in healthcare. Chris received her nursing degree and master of nursing at Regis University and is currently enrolled in a PhD program at University of Colorado in the Caring Science track. Chris became a Caritas coach in 2010 and a HeartMath trainer in 2011 and has develop resiliency curriculum, presented at national and international conferences on resiliency and offered resiliency workshops with healthcare organizations and hospitals around the country. In her PhD program Chris is studying effective compassion fatigue interventions to decrease burnout, mediate secondary trauma and increase compassion satisfaction for healthcare providers. Chris has a passion to help other healthcare providers build a practice of self-care and compassion through a shared narrative and experiential learning opportunities to decrease the suffering of those who are called to care for others.
Sasha Jacobs-Lowry, BSN, RN, CPN
Sasha has been a nurse at Children's Hospital Colorado, where she has worked for 13 years. Sasha has worked in many aspects of inpatient, outpatient nursing, safety department. Currently, Sasha serves as school nurse consultant to some schools and childcare's in the metro area. Sasha became certified as a Caritas Coach, learning the methods of Jean Watson in real life application, but helping the nurses on the unit stay present with medication preparation. Sasha focused on the connection between the humanness between patients and nurses. Sasha then went on to become a HeartMath trainer. Sasha completed the training in HeartMath, while she was raising a 6 month old baby who had colic issues. Sasha learned to not only use the stress management techniques at work, but also at home. She is a wife, mother and daughter and recognizes all these things are wonderful assets, but also provide plenty of opportunities to practice stress management techniques shes learned through her training of HeartMath and Caritas.