self-care

Open Death Conversation: Daylong Workshop

June 6, 2020 (10:00am - 4:30pm PDT/San Francisco)
308 Page Street, San Francisco CA
$155 Benefactor / $130 Standard / $90 Student/Accessibility

A guided journey into our own dying process to help us view the full arc of our lives in a realistic way and promote greater compassion towards others who are going through the end of life experience.

Instructors: Amanda Coggin

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Open Death Conversation: Daylong Workshop

April 25, 2020 (10:00am - 4:30pm PDT/San Francisco)
308 Page Street, San Francisco CA
$155 Benefactor / $130 Standard / $90 Student/Accessibility

A guided journey into our own dying process to help us view the full arc of our lives in a realistic way and promote greater compassion towards others who are going through the end of life experience.

Instructors: Amanda Coggin

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Mindful Family Caregiving Course

December 14, 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
1161 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94102
$160 Benefactor / $130 Standard / $90 Student/Accessibility

Our Mindful Family Caregiving Course helps family caregivers find support and community, and shares resilience-building tools to improve their care experience.

Instructor: Roy Remer

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Learning More About Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation don’t have to be complicated. Our advice: start small, with a few moments daily where you mindfully follow your breath, and grow from there. Below are some resources to support you on your journey.

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Created by meditation teacher Dr. Danny Penman, and Clinical Psychology Professor Mark Williams, this website gives a simple overview of mindfulness and provides resources and apps for those who want to explore further.

Full Catastrophe Living

Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this book offers a step-by-step introduction to the practice of mindfulness and how to cultivate mindfulness in the face of stress, pain, and illness. You can find videos of Kabat-Zinn’s meditation teachings on his website. 

Insight Timer

This free app has guided meditations, a timer, and the option to show who else across the globe is meditating at the same time as you are.

Headspace App

This meditation app offers a free a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.

SF Zen Center

The SF Zen Center has in-person beginner’s introductions to meditation while also sharing videos of talks and teachings online.

Upaya Zen Center

Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers daily Zen meditation, weekly dharma talks, and programs on Buddhist teachings, art, neuroscience, and social engagement. The center also provides professional training for end-of-life-care and Buddhist chaplaincy.

Mindful Family Caregiving, Four-Part Online Series

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020 (3:00pm - 5:00pm PT/San Francisco)
Zoom Live, Interactive Webinar
$125 Benefactor / $100 Standard / $70 Accessibility

Our Mindful Family Caregiving Four-Part Online Series helps family caregivers find support and community, and shares resilience-building tools to improve their care experience.

Instructor: Mary Doane

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Foundations of Mindful Caregiving 4-Part Online Series

April 28 and May 5, 12 & 19, 2020 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT/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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Foundations of Mindful Caregiving Course

May 9-10, 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
San Francisco, CA
$350 general admission / $380 general admission for RN CEUs

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving is a deep immersion into time-tested practices for cultivating mindfulness and compassion in caregivers. This weekend course offers a methodology for maintaining healthy and sustainable relationships through challenging times.

Instructors: Roy Remer and Amanda Coggin

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