Zen Hospice Project's Discovering Mindful Caregiving: A Daylong Immersion I
Friday, September 15, 2017
This daylong immersion introduces Zen Hospice Project’s model of care and provides tools for developing a more conscientious approach to caregiving. Through expert instruction, group discussion, and engaging exercises, we explore inspiration, loss, compassion, and other elements of the caregiving experience. We also practice mindfulness meditation, a cornerstone of conscientious caregiving.
Cultivating Mindfulness for Engaged Care
A foundational approach to using our role as caregiver as an opportunity to grow as human beings. This practice gives us a framework and language to understand our experience of weaving mindfulness into our caregiving.
Imagining the Mindful Caregiver
We’ll identify key qualities we aspire to in our own roles as caregivers and consider ways to assimilate the qualities into our caregiving in a deeper, more meaningful way. This is a good way to identify those who have inspired us in our role as caregiver.
Loss and its Influence on the Caregiving Experience
Examining how we relate to loss – an inevitable part of life – allows us to recognize when our emotional response influences caregiving in unhealthy ways. We also learn how to attune to the experience of loss unfolding in those for whom we care.
We learn the four-step process of experiencing compassion and identifying common obstacles to offering and receiving compassion. We also reconnect with the importance self-compassion.
Attendance & Cancellation
Attendance for all sessions of the course is extremely important. This is a courtesy to other participants. Each session is carefully timed to lead up to later session. or build off of earlier sessions. Please consider enrolling for another date if your calendar requires a late arrival or early departure.
Credit toward another course is offered at any time for up to one year. For a full refund, we require a notice within 7 business days. If cancellation notice is received after 7 business days, a 30% service fee will apply.
For more information
After reserving your space in the course, you will be asked to fill out an online pre-course registration form. You will receive further course details within 30 days before class begins. For any other questions or concerns, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you register.