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Mindfulness and Awareness in End-of-Life Care

Autumn Light

An 8-week online training that can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of the Certificate in Contemplative End-of-Life Care Program.

The course offers time-tested and practical contemplative methods in a way that is accessible for contemporary health care. Participants will learn and experience mindfulness and meditation techniques, along with their practical application in self-care, therapeutic relationships, communication and working in care teams.

Through these methods, we develop inner resources that support self-care and our capacity for being present with another. In this atmosphere of acceptance and genuine compassion, patients and families can reconnect with their own sources of strength, meaning and hope.

With presentations by Christine Longaker, Ann Allegre MD, Kirsten DeLeo, Karen Wyatt, MD and John Eric Baugher, PhD.


  • Contemplative approach to end-of-life care
  • Being present with suffering and dying
  • Communicating about death
  • Addressing the fears of dying and responding to the needs of patients and clients
  • Supporting a terminally ill person find meaning, heal relationships and say good-bye
  • Working with family dynamics and supporting families
  • Dignity, spirituality and quality at the end of life
  • Creating a peaceful environment – spiritual care at the bedside