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Posted by: Barbara Goldschmidt
Date: May/06/2016

Workshop on End of Life Care



"When I am gone only love can take my place." Yogananda

There is nothing simpler than holding someone's hand when they are worried, ill or in pain. We may, however, need some encouragement and guidance when we choose to engage during vulnerable times. Will touch be safe? Will it make any difference? Do I need to do anything special?

As part of a workshop entitled "Working with Aging, Illness and Dying", Barbara Goldschmidt will introduce the use of focused touch as a way to provide comfort and connection during times when words may fail.The workshop leader is Jeanne Denney, a body psychotherapist, hospice worker and author of The Effects of Compassionate Presence on the Dying. The workshop will be taught on Friday, June 10 through Sunday June 12. 

The training is part of the New York Open Center's Art of Dying Institute, offering new perspectives on the energetic changes that take place during various stages of illness and end of life. Details about the training can be found on the Open Center website.