Date & Time
03/19/2016 - 03/20/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Psycho-Spiritual support is every bit as important as good pain management during the dying process, but it’s rarely offered in any meaningful way, so too many people die in distress and fear. There is an opportunity for growth in the encounter with death, for the dying person, his or her family, and for the health-care professionals.
In this session we will: explore the profound psycho-spiritual transformations that frequently occur at the edge of life and death; discover contemplative practices of stability, compassion, and equanimity we can use with the dying and their families; understand similarities between the process of dying and patterns of transformation described by the world’s wisdom traditions; learn how to facilitate rituals before, during and after dying and support others in altered and non-ordinary states of mind; and develop greater openness and competency in discussing the dimensions of spirit, mystery and awe with colleagues, patients and family members. Whether you’re a professional or anticipate having to care for family members or friends facing life-threatening illness, these skills could prove invaluable.
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 10am-5:30pm
Price: $450 (No Member Discount)
Location: Adelante Studio, 25 West 31st Street, Studio 6-7,
New York, NY 10001 (between 5th Ave. and Broadway)
This workshop is part of the New York Open Center’s Certificate in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology. Click HERE for more information.