Instructors: Mary Doane and Loretta Lowrey
$205 for RN CEUs / $200 benefactor / $175 general admission / $90 students or low income
A comprehensive exploration into caring for those with chronic or terminal illness, the Foundations course integrates subjects such as cultivating mindfulness for engaged care, the five virtues of mindful communication, and the three pillars of self-compassion. We also examine personal loss, barriers to expressing compassion, and the importance of self-care. This course supports caregivers in staying grounded, embodying patience and building resiliency. This practice also inspires the courage to be honest and the resolve in acting and reacting conscientiously.
While Foundations of Mindful Caregiving addresses concerns in the daily life of a caregiver, this is a deeper journey into the self. The program includes meditation, self-reflection, writing exercises, experiential activities, personal dialogs, and group sharing. Diving within like this not only reveals our ideal caregiver but also brings out our best selves as we navigate the complexities of life.
Whether you are someone who is new to the role of caregiver, a veteran nursing professional, or someone just looking to develop a mindfulness practice to foster genuine connection, the Foundations course will either launch or further evolve your journey of mindful living.
The Foundations of Mindful Caregiving is special in serving as a peaceful retreat, a chance to deeply bond with like-minded people, and an opportunity for profound personal growth.
- Cultivating mindfulness for engaged care
- Cultivating compassion
- Loss contemplation and exercise
- Healthy boundaries
Continuing education units are available for nurses. This course has been approved for 3 CEUs by the California Board of Nursing. Provider Number 17365.
If you are grieving a major loss, we suggest that you consider taking some time before signing up for this course. Our courses involve conversations and exercises about loss which may be difficult for those still processing a recent deep loss.