Healing Nurses Across America
An inspiring collaboration of the Coach and the Artist
by Steven Wentworth, CHt, MCC, DD
When Leila and her mother arrived at my office in Richmond, Virginia for communication and spiritual coaching, I discovered this amazing young woman filled with kindness and creativity. At 17 and a senior in high school, Leila was looking forward to graduation and a career in nursing. She loved to paint and had a fascination with butterflies. Three years earlier at age 14, Leila experienced a traumatic event in her life, leaving her with anxiety. "Steve wanted to know more about my paintings and asked if I ever considered combining nursing and art therapy," she explained. "Something clicked, so I went home and began researching opportunities in this field."
After surviving - and thriving - beyond six different cancers, I know first-hand the care and compassion of nurses. I've dedicated my life to helping others with tools like hypnotherapy, life and communication coaching and spiritual counseling. For the last 27 years, I've been privileged to work with those suffering from anxiety, traumatic events, and one of my most fulfilling roles as a Master Cancer Coach.
Meeting Leila was a breath of fresh air, and it set the stage for introducing the "Healing Nurses of America" T-shirts. 100% of the net proceeds will go to
organizations dedicated to serving the mental, emotional
and spiritual needs of nurses. The statistics are staggering
and could dramatically impact the health care industry.
According to the America Association of Colleges of Nursing, there are an estimated 3 million
Registered Nurses (RNs) across America, and nearly 1 million Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
Angels of the health care industry, it's hard to imagine that more than 1.2 million may be
suffering from anxiety, depression, and PTSD during - and after - the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic
subsides. Mental health experts say those numbers could climb even higher.
You can show your support for all the brave and selfless nurses on the front lines of this pandemic. Tired, stressed, anxious, worn down...and many times putting their lives at risk without the proper necessary safety equipment. With your purchase of a "Healing Nurses Across America" t-shirt, 100% of net proceeds go to the American Nurses Foundation, allowing these heroes and heroines to get the proper mental, spiritual and emotional help they need ...and deserve.
All 5 t-shirt designs are Hanes/Gildan 100% cotton and each comes in 3 colors: white, light gray and light pink.
Sizes S - 3XL.