soundbath-cave-vets-imageOut team members have taken some time to focus on their own wellbeing alongside providing veterinary care.

Both clinical and non-clinical team members recently recharged their batteries with a sound bath, which uses music and instruments for meditation, while colleagues have also beaten a path to a packed reiki shamanic drumming session.

The sessions were the ideal opportunity for our staff to recharge from the busy hospital environment for an hour.

Nele Van den Steen, Clinical Director, said: “The team organised a sound bath event for all colleagues to attend.

“As a business, we are keen to focus on employee welfare and encourage relaxation. The sound bath was fully booked and we received really positive feedback.”

More recently, the reiki shamanic drumming session allowed team members to let off steam and get a deeper understanding of the workings of the mind, body and emotions.

amy-nurse-at-cave-vetsAmy Gardiner, Senior Medicine Nurse, who has helped spearhead the wellbeing drive said:

“We love looking after our patients and helping them get better, but we also need to remember to look after ourselves so we can continue to offer a first-class service.

“It’s great that we can offer these sessions to our colleagues who give so much in making our referral hospital the success that it is.

“Taking time out, such as with the sound bath and reiki shamanic drumming session, provides an uplifting escape for them so they can return to patient care fully refreshed and focused.”