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Cultivating Compassionate Presence


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From Thursday 30 January 2014 -  00:00
To Thursday 20 March 2014 - 23:59


Where: Online course

Fee: $175

CE's available

This course is closed for registration.Please sign up for the Spring or Fall sessions.

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Integrating Meditation in Care

7-week professional on-line training for professionals working in healthcare, social and human services, education and trained volunteers

What patients and clients really want is to feel truly heard and cared for by those who care for them. Cultivating Compassionate Presence is a new on-line course that teaches professionals exactly this. Inspired by The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, participants learn how to integrate the practices of mindfulness, meditation and Loving-kindness and other contemplative tools to foster a greater sense of awareness and well-being, prevent burnout and enhance professional skills and competencies.

Recent research shows on-going contemplative practice can improve attention and memory, increase compassionate responses, reduce stress, increase confidence in challenging situations and renew enthusiasm.

Join this new course and study together with like-minded professionals wherever you are, whether you are new to meditation or experienced.

Topic outline

Week 1 - The Heart of Care
Introduction to the Contemplative Approach & Working with our Intention

Week 2 - Cultivating Presence through Mindfulness and Meditation
Practical Application and Benefits of these Contemplative Tools

Week 3 - A Framework for Compassionate Presence
Sustaining a Compassionate Attitude

Week 4 - What is Suffering?
Reflecting on the Nature of Suffering in Modern Care Systems

Week 5 - Caring for Ourselves and Caring for Others
Finding the Right Balance – The Practice of Loving Kindness

Week 6 - Caring for Difficult Patients and Clients
Transforming Difficult Care Situations - Enhancing Empathy and Compassion

Week 7 - Being a Compassionate Presence
Simple Steps to Continue Practicing Compassionate Presence in Life and Work

Cultivating Compassionate Presence-accreditation

This program has been approved for 4.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours by the Association of Professional Chaplains and by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15607.

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Spiritual Care Programme
Non-denominational education and care for living and dying inspired by the wisdom and compassion of Tibetan Buddhist teachings.


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We offer ongoing events in:

  • Australia
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  • The Netherlands
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Alumni said:

"The methods taught in this course are very powerful and have really shifted myself around my husband and his journey. We have had some really deep conversations and even breakthroughs in our relationship during this time. He is entering another phase of his illness that is bringing up a lot of...

Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves, 2013

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