Jasna K. Schwind
Dr. Schwind, an award-winning educator, is an Associate Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Guided by constructivist philosophy of experience, arts-informed narrative research, and reflective practice, she explores humanness-of-care within professional and therapeutic relationships in education and praxis. To that end Dr. Schwind has adapted a form of narrative reflection, calling it the Narrative Reflective Process (NRP). NRP may serve as a qualitative data collection tool, a teaching-learning approach, and a professional development instrument. This creative self-expression approach includes mindful self-awareness, storytelling, metaphors, drawing, creative writing, and reflective dialogue.
Based in a person-centered relational framework of mutual inclusivity, respect, and compassion, Dr. Schwind strives to build stronger communities within the context of higher education. She engages students in mindful practices to enhance their sense of wellbeing, thereby supporting their engagement in teaching-learning encounters. These practices further encourage mindful self-compassion, which strengthens empathy for self and for others.