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Wednesday 11th of October 2017

Self Care Workshop

Self-care is an essential social work survival skill. Self-care refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our short- and longer-term health and well-being.

The Elephant In the Room

Learn how to recognise the stages in the development of every dispute, and what can be done to defuse the situation at each stage. Doing nothing is not always the best option! To register Click HERE

Dementia

Dementia is a general term for decline in mental ability sever enough to interfere with daily life. Kees Lodder will be giving a brief overview of dementia and will discuss both the challenges and rewards of looking after people with this devastating condition. Amitabha Hospice monthly event will be held on the 26th of September….

ACT: Introduction and Applications

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life.To learn more about ACT /Grief and Coping come to our monthly event on the 30th of August

Pet Assisted Therapy

Pet-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with many health problems.      

Aromatherapy

Essential Oils: What are they? How are they successfully incorporated into hospital and hospice care overseas? How can you incorporate them into your daily life? Presented by Annie Prince To register now for the programme- Please click here a

Volunteer Stories: Caring for Ann

I first met Ann early December when she was admitted to hospital. I was told that she probably would not make Christmas; she passed away three months later. Ann had Scleroderma, a progressive disease that affects the skin and connective tissue. It would eventually attack her respiratory system due to thickening of the small blood…

Compassion Mantra

Mantra of Compassion – Om Mani Padme Hung The Meaning of the Mantra Excerpted from Chenrezig Lord of Love by Bokar Rinpoche (Chapter One, The Nature of the Deity) Mantras are a sound manifestation coming from emptiness. They are the authentic sound of emptiness. From the point of view of the absolute truth and of…

Responding to the Needs of the Dying

Psychological Needs Everyone needs these, not just those sick or dying Understanding – openhearted listening – let go of self- be the other person Freedom – holding on versus letting go (may be assisted by any of the following) having permission to die from family and friends gaining reassurance that survivors will be OK receiving…

Self Care for the Bereaved

Be kind to yourself. If you have been the primary caregiver for the dying, often there are feelings of relief, as well as deep pain, sadness, anxiety, loneliness, lack of concentration, tiredness, anger, guilt, regret, anger, waves of emotions, ideas that seem true, truths that look like fantasies. You may want to be alone; you…

Volunteer Stories: The business with Bill

 By Paul Protheroe Volunteer stories: The business with Bill NB: Names have been changed out of courtesy for the patient. Bill was my first client under the Amitabha Hospice caregiving scheme. When I was allocated a role with Bill, my imagination went into a spin. I imagined a cranky, skeletal man like the father in…