Celebrating over 20 years of changing the way we care

Dutch Educator Team

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Annie Birken is a music therapist and Senior Educator with the Spiritual Care Programme. She has been active for Spiritual Care since 2001 and has received training in meditation and compassion practices over the past 15 years. She now co-ordinates the programme in the Netherlands and also works as a palliative care volunteer in Amsterdam.



Chantal Bergers, MD is a general practitioner and has been a consultant and trainer in palliative care since 2003. She has years of experience teaching palliative care to medical students, nurses, and doctors. She is a member of several workgroups on spiritual care in palliative care, and has been faculty of the Spiritual Care Programme since 2007.