14th Annual Conference ~ September 8-11, 2022
THEME: Nurturing the Heart of Holism
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Wounded warriors, come back to yourself and remember you are already whole. Pilgrimage home after three long years to the serenity of Breitenbush; the trees, hot springs, sacredness, and protection from digital distractions. Rejuvenate your body with deep self-care and more opportunities to feel nurtured than at previous conferences. Fuel the light at the center of your practice as a healer through evidence-based learning opportunities and connections with other compassionate holistic practitioners in our OHNA family. Then, go back out into the world and be more authentic, powerful, and present – maybe even transformed.
Astrologically, the full moon in Pisces will bring deep awareness through intuition and feelings, and can illuminate ways forward we have previously been unable to see. The Sun in Virgo guides us towards learning and growth through keen self-reflection. Finally, Mars in Gemini squaring the Full moon reminds us to retain a sense of curiosity and wonder through this journey. This cosmic alliance will facilitate transcendence of barriers and empower us to roll up our sleeves and do what needs to be done.
OHNA’s theme for the 2022 conference, “Nurturing the Heart of Holism,” holds space for these intentions and energies to flow. Antonio Porchia, an Argentian poet, wrote that “In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.” Since March of 2020, the limits of human resilience have been stretched to the point where burnout has become ubiquitous. Our presenters are excited to fill your cup with wisdom and practices that can balance the mind, body, and spirit and thus unlock the sense of wholeness and wellness that we seek – both for ourselves and in our service to the community.
The OHNA Board of Directors (BOD) received feedback from some of our members around the COVID-19 requirements for the 2022 conference. Our primary concern is to create and maintain a safe space for all of our attendees and guests, as well as comply with regulations that are set forth by the State of Oregon.
After careful consideration, including a discussion of current COVID-19 testing and vaccination trends, we have decided to revise our COVID-19 conference policy to align with Breitenbush’s policy: Self-screening for exposure risk and symptoms, social distancing, and masking while indoors.
In accordance with COVID-19 prevention measures, OHNA also requests that attendees and guests do not join us at Breitenbush if:
– You are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough, and shortness of breath).
– If the attendee or guest has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or believes they have been exposed within the 10 days prior to the conference.
As part of self-screening efforts, we encourage attendees and guests to obtain a rapid or PCR test within 48 hours of the conference, though we do not require you to report those results to us. Free self-administered rapid tests will also be available at registration upon request, or if you develop symptoms during the conference and would like to test.
Should a public health emergency status be declared in the state of Oregon again, we also reserve the right to transition the conference to a virtual format. Please refer to the conference registration website for information on COVID-19 related refunds.
The OHNA BOD welcomes additional feedback from our members on this topic. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and public health trends and will re-evaluate this policy in advance of the conference.
Please contact us here with any additional question/concerns:
Lodging & Conference Registration:
This year OHNA is managing lodging and conference registration through RSVPify.
Conference Registration Fees
Early Bird Discount through July 8th, 2022
OHNA members $325 Non-members $375
After July 8th, 2022
OHNA Members $365 Non-Members $415
⇒⇒⇒Please review all information found on the registration site here
1.)The required deposit for the event includes your choice of Breitenbush lodging and a $30 event fee per adult, even if they aren’t attending the conference. Conference registration can be paid at the same time or added on by August 25th, 2022.
2.) Additional roommates may be added as a separate purchase item during initial lodging registration, or individuals can specify they are sharing with you under a separate RSVPify account and pay for their own lodging.
*** Please note: Each conference attendee must register separately to buy their own conference ticket and pay their own $30 Breitenbush event fee.
∼See the main lodging section on the registration site for specifics on Breitenbush refund policy.
∼OHNA Conference registration fees are non-refundable if you cancel within 14 days of the conference unless you test COVID+, in which case you will be refunded the conference fees minus $35 and service fees.
Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursing that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses Association, 1998, Description of Holistic Nursing). Holistic nursing is a relatively new specialty in nursing. The Oregon Holistic Nurses Association (OHNA) serves as a bridge between the traditional medical paradigm and universal complementary and integrative practices. Holistic nursing practices include such healing arts as aromatherapy, herbal therapy and nutritional counseling, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Healing Touch, Pranic Healing, meditation, Guided and Interactive Imagery, art and music therapies, hypnotherapy, dance and movement therapies, as well as stress management, to name a few.
OHNA embraces holism as a lifestyle as well as a profession. We understand true healing originates from within, and recognize that as health professionals we must first heal ourselves. It is important to practice self-healing on an ongoing basis before we begin to tend to the healing of others. Because there are many roads to healing, we understand that we must seek our own path. We are a professional group that honors and cherishes the diversity and unity we share. The OHNA Conferences offer opportunities to integrate self-care practices, reflection, and spiritual practices into our everyday lives, as much as it expands our awareness and enhances our nursing practice. Most classes earn CNE contact hours for registered and licensed practical nurses. The 2022 conference is our fourteenth community event.
Non-members and holistic practitioners who are not nurses are all welcome.
OHNA is a 501c6 federal tax-exempt organization