Caring for Others,
Caring for Ourselves

8-week online course for family caregivers and anyone who cares for a loved one.

Accompanying an aging parent, ill partner, child or friend can offer profound opportunities for personal growth and transformation, as well as challenges.

This online course delivers step-by-step, how to use contemplative resources, such as mindfulness, meditation, and compassion reflections to inform and nurture personal self-care and the support you give.

Join this course, whether you are caring now, or anticipate caring for a loved one in the near future. Students receive support from a community of like-minded people and learn effective contemplative methods to:

  • Nurture a sense of inner well-being and confidence to stay present with an open heart.

  • Strengthen resiliency to prevent stress and to heal exhaustion.

  • Understand and heal difficult relationships.

The course draws from contemplative practice, particularly from Buddhist contemplative practice. It is suitable for people of all faith traditions and people who do not identify with a particular spiritual tradition. No previous experience in meditation is required.

How does online learning work ?

Weekly Topics

Week 1

Being on the Journey
Introduction to the Contemplative Approach and the Practice of Mindfulness of the Body

Week 2

Let's Take a Break
The Healing Power of Meditation - Practical Application and Benefits

Week 3

Caring for an Elderly Parent
Navigating the Challenges

Week 4

Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves
Finding our Balance – The Practice of Loving Kindness

Week 5

Opening the Heart
Deepening Self-care and Dealing with Loss and Change

Week 6

"I don't know what to say"
Unblocking Communication with a Loved One

Week 7

Finding Forgiveness
Healing Relationships

Week 8

Caregiving as Spiritual Practice

That in the middle of all the “to do’s” and the challenges, here was a course that was helping me participate in it all in a conscious, clear, loving way!!
— Family Caregiver, course participant

Winter / Spring / Fall Sessions

Next course: Winter Session, Jan 14 - Mar 9 / 2020

Fee: $99