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Hospice Society of Camrose and District – Volunteer Training
May 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Being with Dying – Volunteer Training Program
The Hospice Society of Camrose and District offers a comprehensive hospice training program over three weekends. Presented by a team of educators, counsellors, and nurses from the Camrose community, the course provides participants with a deeper understanding of how to face the dying process oneself and how to accompany others. Our training approaches hospice work by emphasizing one’s own inner peace as the basis for being with another. In the training, caregivers explore their own relationship to loss and suffering and, through engaging their own process, are more able to offer a presence of quietude and grace. As volunteers will be working with people from all faith traditions, an openness and acceptance of other beliefs is integral to our work. It is of equal value that volunteers be grounded in and develop their own spiritual practice.
Grief & Loss: The journey to acceptance and understanding
“Grief and Loss” presents the
process of grieving and offers ways of moving through our own losses and accompanying
grief in others.
Sessions are Fridays (7–9pm) and Saturdays (9–4pm). Except for the introduction, Friday evening sessions are optional and will emphasize the contemplative elements of hospice care. Those who wish to become volunteer caregivers will complete all sessions.