The purpose of the Hospice Annual Fall Symposium is to provide learning opportunities for the public and for professional caregivers in the fields of palliative/end-of-life care, grief and bereavement, and caregiver wellness.
This fall’s symposium focuses on caregivers – personal and professional, and the challenges they face in maintaining personal wellness and quality of life. The speaker is Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Those interested in this day of learning may include:
- Doctors, nurses, care aids, and others working in the health care field
- Counselors, therapists, clergy, social workers
- Teachers, support staff, and school administrators
- Family members caring for a spouse, child, sibling, or other family with a chronic/palliative condition
- Volunteers who provide support to individuals/families with chronic/palliative conditions
- Cancer patients and those who support them
The Day's Schedule:
8:15 - Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Intro and setting intention
9:30-9:45 What's been most difficult?
9:45-10:30 Mindfulness and deep relaxation exercise
10:50-11:30 Working with Stress
11:30-12:30 Reframing difficult thoughts
12:30 to 1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Art therapy
2:15-2:30 Qi Gong
2:45-3:30 Letting go ritual
3:30-4pm Closing circle