Celebrating over 20 years of changing the way we care

Dutch Educator Team

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Annie Birken is a music therapist and Senior Educator with the Spiritual Care Programme. She has been active for Spiritual Care since 2001 and has received training in meditation and compassion practices over the past 15 years. She now co-ordinates the programme in the Netherlands and also works as a palliative care volunteer in Amsterdam.



Chantal Bergers, MD has worked with dying people in her eighteen years as a general practitioner and in recent years in nursing homes. She has been a palliative care consultant and teacher for over ten years and is a member of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) Taskforce Spiritual Care. Chantal is a trainer in Deep Listening and an educator in the Spiritual Care Programme offering skills training and workshops on death and dying in Holland and Germany.