Better Caregiving Through Mindfulness

We teach practices that help navigate the challenges of caregiving

We know that providing care can be rewarding and life-enhancing, but can also bring significant challenges and emotional strain.
Our courses introduce mindfulness-based approaches and tools to help caregivers provide better support to those in their care.

Mindful Caregiving Education

We teach mindfulness-based approaches to build emotional resilience to work skillfully with stress and loss.
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Volunteer Caregiving Program

We train volunteers in practices that help them provide compassionate support to people in palliative and hospice care settings.
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Exploring Loss

We host workshops to talk about loss and death to promote compassion for those going through the end of life experience.
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Course Highlight

Our Foundations of Mindful Caregiving Course is online!

Our Foundations of Mindful Caregiving Course, which has been available for over three years, is now also offered online. The 4-part online series introduces mindfulness-based tools and approaches to caregivers in shorter 4-week 2-hour sessions.

This format now offers caregivers access to our Foundations course, regardless of where they are. Through accessing the 4-part series online, we're providing flexibility to caregivers with busy schedules. Our goal is to help them build emotional resilience while supporting them to maintain delivery of high-quality and compassionate care on a timeline they can work with.

We hope that through the online Foundations course, we can enhance the experience of care for caregivers and their care recipients and inspire each other to live fully in the face of the universal experience of loss wherever the caregiver or care recipient resides.

Partnership Highlight

Working with CACCC to reach Chinese-speaking family caregivers

We have been working closely with the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC), training a group of their volunteers to deliver a version of our Mindful Family Caregiving in Mandarin. The volunteers have completed a number of days of training, and after a few more sessions will be ready to share their skills and knowledge with Chinese-speaking family caregivers in their community.

We have learned so much from each other through this process - about mindfulness, compassion and cultural differences in approaches to caregiving and end of life and we are excited to see the impact these fine trainees will have on the lives of caregivers they reach.

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Foundations of Mindful Caregiving 4-Part Online Series

February 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020 (3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
Zoom live, interactive webinar
$160 CEU / $155 Benefactor / $130 Standard / $90 Student/Accessibility

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving 4-Part Online Series introduces mindfulness-based tools and approaches to caregivers, helping to build their emotional resilience and supporting them to maintain delivery of high-quality and compassionate care.

Instructors: Mary Doane

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Touching Moments: The Therapeutic Power of Touch

March 21, 2020 (9:00am - 6:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
San Francisco School of Massage - 475 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA
$175 general admission

Through lecture, discussion, personal reflection in both group and dyad exercises, participants will have the opportunity to discover and define the impact of touch as it pertains to daily caregiving. This course is for professional and family caregivers, doulas, and anyone thinking they may be in a caregiving relationship in the future. No need for previous touch training for personal integration of this day.

Instructor: Irene Smith

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