Mindful caregiving

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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"My healing started the moment I began the course"

In our latest blog, a family caregiver talks about her experience of attending MCE.

"I’m from San Francisco, am the elder of two daughters and have been blessed to be happily married for over thirty years. Two and a half years ago, my father suffered a massive stroke, and I was thrown into the “world” of family caregiving. Last year I learned about the Mindful Caregiver Education program. Until then, I hadn’t even identified myself as a family caregiver! My healing started the moment I began the course..."

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Curious About MCE? Watch Our New Video

Our Mindful Caregiving Education courses are open to anyone who is interested and/or involved in caregiving. The courses teach mindfulness-based approaches that help build your emotional resilience and reduce stress.

Whether you are a family caregiver, professional caregiver, clinician or someone who wants to learn more about caregiving, the topics and tools will be relevant and of lasting value. Watch our new 1-minute video to learn more!

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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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