Precision Self-care for Nurses
The Elements of Care® Program for
The Elements of Care® Program Is a Precision Self-care Program
The EOC® Program health culture diplomacy philosophy and the five elements (Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Ether) guide the work of the Self-care League. We give equal consideration and specialize in the integration of energetic, traditional, physiological, and biomedical evidence and resources in Self-care decision making and actions.
The Self-care League consists of professional and lay instructors trained to teach the EOC® Program.
The Self-care League Medical Science Liaison team are licensed RNs and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who train and support the Self-care League.
The Elements of Care®: What It Is and What It Is Not
Rooted in ancient Hermeticism, EOC is a Gentle Medicine philosophy of Five Elements that is universal and foundational to all healing traditions. Hermetic philosophy suits every creed and health belief and clashes with none.
The five elements make up all creation including the Self with a capital "S". The elements are fire, air, water, earth, and ether, which was known as “pneuma” or essence by the ancient Greeks.
We incorporate the five elements in a Self-care plan that addresses the energetic patterns unique to the person and their relationship to the environment in which they live and serve humanity.
The EOC program is a precision Self-care education rather than a biomedical treatment system.
Plants are not “prescribed” in the EOC system. Participants are trained to recognize their own health patterns and make informed choices about the plant partners and other non-drug solutions rooted in the five elements that are best applied in the care of Self and family.
Based on the historical and clinical research and more than 30 years of clinical nursing practice of Dr. Martha Libster and other health scientists, Self-care is complementary to any biomedical treatment. Self-care is foundational to any healthcare system.