At Death’s Door: End-of-Life Care with Wisdom and Compassion with Rev. Andrew
Woody Allen said, I’m not afraid of dying; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
When you work with people approaching death’s door, you encounter both the distress and fear surrounding death. By grounding yourself first, through the skills of mindfulness practice, you will develop everyday approaches that develop “mindful presence” that deepen your capacity to be with the suffering, both yours and others. Through “mindful listening” practices, you will experience how the neural pathways wire you either to fatigue and burnout or open you to the skills of compassion. Finally by contemplating your own relationship with death, you face the complex issues surrounding end-of-life care, including hastening death.
DATES: Thursday Nov. 10- Friday Nov. 11, 2016
At this workshop, you will explore how to:
- Use practical and everyday applications of mindfulness practice, supported by neuroscientific research, that are necessary in remaining grounded and present;
- Experience empathic listening techniques that sustain self-other awareness, which prime us for compassion in our interactions with patients, coworkers and self;
- Encounter your own beliefs/fear of death and develop fearlessness in the presence of illness, suffering and dying;