Celebrating over 20 years of changing the way we care

International Educator Team

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Christine Longaker, International Trainer and co-founder of the Spiritual Care Programme.
Former director and staff trainer of the Hospice of Santa Cruz County in California, Christine has provided hospice training internationally since 1978. She is the author of Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying, which is translated into nine languages.



Kirsten DeLeo, International Trainer

Drawing on over 20 years of experience in accompanying the dying, Kirsten leads seminars and retreats for healthcare professionals and the public around the world. Kirsten is on the faculty for "Contemplative End-of-Life Care", a professional certificate launched at Naropa University in 2003. She is trained in the Hakomi mindfulness-based somatic approach to psychotherapy and has been immersed in contemplative practice and study for many years including attending a three-year meditation retreat. Kirsten has published numerous articles on the contemplative approach to care.



Rosamund Oliver, BA, Dip Psych, ECP, International Trainer
Rosamund is qualified as a UKCP registered psychotherapist working in private practice, offering supervision, and supporting elderly bereaved patients in psychiatric care. She co-led the first Buddhist psychotherapy training in South Africa. A Senior Educator in the Spiritual Care Programme, she regularly gives courses in many countries. She has practised meditation since 1979 and attended a three-year meditation retreat. Using this contemplative method, she tutored nurses at St Joseph's Hospice for several years and created a prison meditation project. In 2003, she founded the Deep Listening Training, which is now accredited in Netherlands and Ireland.



Andrew Warr has had a regular meditation practice for 40 years and has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation since 1982. He has been teaching meditation for over 20 years and since 2001 has been leading courses, seminars, and retreats, principally on the subject of loving kindness, in Europe, Australia, and North America.