Mindfulness, Meditation, and Coping with Death: A One-Day Retreat for Professional Staff
|Date(s):||May 9 (Wednesday)|
|Time:||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Description:||Seeking a creative solution to the "compassion fatigue" of caregivers of critically and terminally ill children and their families, Children's Hospital Los Angeles PICU Family Centered Care Committee created a daylong retreat for nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, social workers, unit assistants and chaplains caring for severely ill and dying patients.|
Drawing on a variety of respected contemporary sources this program of contemplative Mindfulness was developed for use in a one-day format. Since October 2004 the retreat agenda has included experiential exercises, introduction to meditation techniques and relaxation, group support, lunch, and self-care activities engaging participants in a process of transforming their experience of death. The unique surroundings emphasize the non-threatening, safe aspect of Mindfulness, the core of the training.
Predominantly geared for pediatric personnel, the discovery that caregivers of adult patients also found the Mindfulness retreat meaningful and healing has opened the retreat to professionals who care for either children or adults. Please apply only if you are a professional health caregiver.
CHLA offers 7.5 continuing education credits for Nurses, MFTs and LCSWs for Mindfulness, Meditation and Coping With Death. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 183. Provider approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE 570.
|Location:||Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino|
4316 Lanai Road
|Contact the teacher||Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)|
|Registration Information:||Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino|
|Enrollment Limit:||32 | There are still openings for this class.|
|Items to Bring:||optional cushions, comfortable clothes|
|Contact Information:||For more information, go to www.mindfulcaring.org|
To register by phone contact: