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Amitabha Hospice Service needs more volunteer caregivers now!
THE NEXT FREE TRAINING STARTS
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

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…

How to Talk About Death

Not all of these can be covered at one time. The following are only suggestions. Each person is unique and needs to be treated with respect and kindness. The timing and setting is most important. Make sure the place is appropriate – somewhere quiet where other things or other people won’t disturb the conversation. Ask…

Meditations

There are two essential experiences that we can achieve through this meditation: wisdom and method. The wisdom experience is intensive awareness of your own consciousness. .. OM AH HUM Meditation by Lama Thubten Yeshe Purification of body Place your hands in whatever position is comfortable for you and close your eyes. Visualise a white OM…

Mindfulness

What’s the buzz with “Mindfulness”?