Mindfulness in Medical Settings: Retreat

In March, professionals and volunteers who work in health care are invited to gather at the Garrison Institute in New York to learn contemplative practices to help support their life and work.

The retreat is for anyone who cares for others in hospice, palliative care, critical care, gerontology, oncology, general medicine, nursing, emergency medicine, pastoral care, psychology, social work, health care education and other allied health professions. Emphasizing universal spiritual principles, the training resonates with professionals and volunteers from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

"Compassion and Presence: Skills Training in Contemplative Care for Healthcare Professionals and Trained Volunteers" will be held from March 11 – 14. Faculty members from Rigpa's Spiritual Care Education Program and the 'Contemplative End of Life Care' training at Naropa University will include Christine Longaker, author of Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying, Kirsten DeLeo, MA and Pam Russell, LMSW.

For more information, or to register, visit Rigpa's Spiritual Care Education Program website.

02/25/11

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