Today Dr. Karen Wyatt thanks her new Patron Leslie Robertson for her support of EOLU on the donation page at patreon.com/eolu . Leslie is working on a project to train unemployed women in their 40’s-60’s to do end-of-life work. If you become a patron, as well, Dr. Wyatt will mention your name and your work in a future episode.
Next Dr. Wyatt talks about the stresses endured by hospice workers in this time when both healthcare and death have become a business. She discusses the impact of late admissions to hospice on the workers who must care for patients and their families when there is only a short time to meet their needs. This talk includes:
- Finding meaning in dying even when you work for a “business”
- The sacredness inherent in the dying process
- A helpful mindset for dealing with the stress of end-of-life work
- How to be a channel for love and compassion rather than generating them from your own heart
- Body/Mind/Spirit practices for self-care to ensure that you can help create sacred space for patients
- The Lovingkindness Blessing:
- May I be at peace.
- May my heart remain open.
- May I realize the beauty of my own true nature.
- May I be healed.
- May I be a source of healing for this world.
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