Zen Hospice Project’s Mindful Caregiving Education Program teaches contemplative practices and skill-based approaches for successfully navigating the challenging caregiving environment. Our approach has demonstrated success for improving care through increased well-being for caregiver and care recipient.

Exploring such topics as communication, compassion, and loss, our education incorporates meditation, writing exercises, experiential activities and thought-provoking discussion. Every course is designed to cultivate awareness, compassion and resilience in everyday efforts.

While the focus of Zen Hospice Project is on end-of-life care, our Mindful Caregiver Education reaches further into the caregiver's world. 

Our methods provide an internal support structure for caregivers. Classes are a great opportunity to develop a personal practice that improves interactions not only with those in our care, but also with others in our lives. Participants have shared that Mindful Caregiver Education courses have improved relations with their children, spouses, co-workers and employees.

Learning to improve our caregiving abilities is an opportunity to become better human beings as a whole. This growth process enhances all our relationships, including with our own selves.

Participants can expect to enjoy restful days of self-reflection and connection with like-minded people in shared situations.

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Join us for an evening orientation to our Mindful Caregiver Education (MCE) program. As our guest, you will have an opportunity to meet our staff, learn about our program offerings, ask questions, and participate in an engaging MCE course module. To enroll in this free program click here.

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving offers a deep immersion into the proven practices for cultivating mindfulness and compassion as tools for supporting caregivers.  For more information click here

Discovering Mindful Caregiving introduces Zen Hospice Project’s model of care and provides tools for developing a more conscientious approach to caregiving. For more information, click here

Mindful Dementia Care is an introductory course specifically designed to support persons in the role of caregiver for people living with various dementia illnesses. Click here for more information

Following the introductory Daylong I, Embodying the Mindful Caregiver is an experiential class that develops caregiver skills as we look at ways to refine our approach and brings our understanding to the next level.  For more information click here

This is the next step following either the Daylong II or Foundations course. Designed as both a check-in with our personal practice and a straight look into real life experience, Deepening Your Practice is just that – a further exploration into Mindful Caregiving. For more information, click here