Class Times: 9:00 to 5:00
Tuition for licensed professionals is $420. Early registration $395 if paid in full by September 19, 2016.
Required text to be read prior to class: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Location: The very beautiful Unity of Tustin, 14402 South Prospect Ave, Tustin, CA 92780.
Pack a brown bag lunch and picnic blanket to enjoy breaks in the garden.
Please visit Edu Policies for information about payment processing and cancellation policies.
This class is intended for anyone who wants to be of greater service to people living with cancer and other potentially life-limiting illnessess...and particularly to those who are approaching the ends of their lives.
Presented by Healwell
This class is one of those classes that every human should do.
No Orange County, CA, class on the schedule this year but hopefully for 2019.
If you prefer not to wait for 2019 you can attend the class in Louiseville KY March 23-25, 2018
Required text to be read prior to class: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
This course is not about death. It's about life. And it's not about massage therapy. It's about how to invite more joy, more clarity and more simplicity into your life and heart...no matter what your job.
Opening to the Mystery is designed to invite you to deeply consider and even to befriend your own mortality. Lauren will combine a variety of experiential, interpersonal and individual exercises that support deep inquiry and consideration of emotions and ideas about living and dying.
This course provides guideposts that will lead you to embrace an honest relationship with life that will allow you to be more fully present not only with people who are dying, but also with all of the people in your life. This course will be beneficial for any person who wants to have more access to his/her own wisdom and to cultivate deeper, more authentic relationships professionally and personally.
Certainly, if you spend time at the bedside of people who are dying you’ll find you have more comfort there, but this course is not just for people who feel drawn to or already work in hospice care.
Past students have said that their experience in this course enlivened their practice, shifted stuck relationships and helped them to see and to love their family members/spouses in a different, more open way.
About the Instructor
Lauren Cates, CMT, S4OM is based in the Washington, DC area. She works in hospitals across the United States training massage therapists and other healthcare providers as well as providing massage therapy for terminally ill patients and their families.
Lauren has been a hospice volunteer since 2003 and has studied with Ram Dass, Dr. Rachel Remen and others in the cultivation of her practice with people at the end of life. Lauren is a graduate of Metta Institute’s End of Life Care Practitioner Program and one of 6 teachers in the 8-month Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s “Sacred Journey: Being Present with Illness, Aging and Dying” Program.
She is also a certified ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) Trainer. Lauren’s students say that she “teaches with genuine equanimity.” “Lauren can take the heaviest subject and without diminishing the heaviness one bit, infuse it with humor, real-ness and absolute, heartbreaking beauty.”