Saturday, November 02
Understanding the dying process helps us be more attuned to deep needs of both the living and the dying. Learn skillful ways to understand what’s happening, awaken compassion, and face our fears with courage.
Presenters: Mary Dixon, CHPN (Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse); Miriam Tutman, RN & End-of-life Care Manager; Annelise Schinzinger, Hospice Caregiver & Author; Lela Carney, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner & Acupuncturist
- Mary explains the physical changes we often see in people at the end of life so that caregivers will be prepared to respond more skillfully.
- Miriam draws on years of experience finding the right caregivers for her terminal clients. She describes her father's passing, all she learned about what can go wrong & how to meet the unexpected.
- Annelise shares experiences, tools & self-care practices from her book, The Art and Science of Caregiving: Stories of Inspiring Elders with an End-of-Life Guidebook.
- Lela describes nervous system resiliency. Self-regulation skills enhance caregivers’ capacity to meet difficult situations: through our voice, eyes, facial expression & body language, we ground ourselves to ease those in our care.
- Mary concludes with the lessons she has learned working with people at the end of life and why these insights can be valuable for all of us.