Mindfulness and Awareness in End-of-Life Care

An 8-week online training for professionals and trained volunteers currently serving in end-of-life care or interested in entering this field.

With Christine Longaker, Kirsten DeLeo, Ann Allgere, MD, Karen Wyatt, MD, Rosamund Oliver, Ian Gawler, John Baugher Phd, and Youske Eto LMSW

The course offers time-tested and practical contemplative methods to care for people at the end of life. Students learn and experience mindfulness and meditation techniques along with their practical application in self-care, how to build therapeutic relationships with dying patients and families, communication and working with care teams.


  • Contemplative approach to end-of-life care

  • Being present with suffering and dying

  • Communicating about death

  • Addressing the fears of dying and responding to the needs of patients and clients

  • Supporting a terminally ill person to find meaning, heal relationships and say good-bye

  • Working with family dynamics and supporting families

  • Dignity, spirituality and quality at the end of life

  • Creating a peaceful environment – spiritual care at the bedside

This course is part of our Certificate in Contemplative End-of-Life Care Program.


CE contact hours

This course has been approved for 8 Continuing Education Contact Hours by the Association of Professional Chaplains and by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15607. The Association for Death Education and Counseling® has deemed this program as counting toward the continuing education requirements for the ADEC CT and FT program.

How does online learning work

This program may be the most important I have ever taken. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to skillfully bring a deeper dimension of spiritual life to their caregiving.
— Dennis McCann, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, graduate

Winter / Spring / Fall Sessions

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

Fee: $295