makeawish

Being fully present with people who are dying

How can I stay fully present with a terminal patient or family member, without loosing myself? How do I deal with my own insecurities and emotions? How do I deal with the fears and the suffering of the dying?

Being fully and compassionately present means to be sensitive for the needs of the dying, while at the same time taking care of yourself. By recognizing the suffering of the other in yourself, an authentic connections becomes possible. That way the dying feels seen and heard, and you are equally listening to yourself.

This workshop consists of a series of exercises (dialogues, roleplaying, meditations). You learn the skills of deep listening, constuctive and vulnerable communication, authentic presence, and recognising your own needs.

Dates are forthcoming.