The Effects of Compassionate Presence with Jeanne Denney
Most people experience a nonverbal, coma-like state before death, yet all too often medical workers, even hospice workers and family, withdraw attentive presence when a patient enters silence. Perhaps we wonder if they know we are there. Perhaps we are uncomfortable. In this workshop we will discuss what work and research with the non-communicative has taught us about their needs. How can we be both fearless and sensitive in service to the dying? Together we will practice “finding” this state within ourselves and being present with another as we explore the jewels within the silence.
This lecture is part of The Art of Dying Conference Workshop Series Collection recorded at the Art of Dying Conference in NYC in April of 2015
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