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Workshops

Workshops are offered through out the year on varied topics, for professionals, volunteers, and caregivers. Participants can delve deeper into topics like cultural humility, Alzheimer's and dementia, harm reduction, grief and bereavement to name but a few. Most sessions can run between an hour to 3 hours depending on topic. Our full schedule for the year will be up shortly.

Location

Margaret Bahen Hospice, 653 Queen Street, Newmarket, ON

Fee

Volunteers/Caregivers $30 Professionals $60

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Course

Description

It will be like a book club, but instead of reading you will be asked to watch a short movie, ted talk, podcast about living with a life limiting illness, grief, bereavement, death, etc. This will be on zoom so following the video we will hold a discussion to hear your points of view. Through this process we will learn from each other and hopefully receive some golden nuggets we can use in our professional and volunteer lives.

Dates

Tuesday, August 8th

Tuesday, September 19th

Tuesday, October 10th

Tuesday, November 14th

Tuesday, December 12th

Time

12:00 - 12:45 pm Via Zoom

Fee

Free

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Straight Talk

Course

Facilitated by

Susanne Urzendowsky

Objectives 

  • Informs about access, philosophy and advantages of hospice palliative care

  • Discusses the importance and benefits of Advance Care Planning

  • Provides viable information for individuals and families about dying and the grieving process  

  • Offers space for discussion and inquiries 

Dates

Tuesday, April 18th, 2023

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Time:

2:30 - 3:30pm 

Fee

Free

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Let's Talk about MAiD 
(Medical Assistance in Dying)

Course

Facilitated by

Dr Harold Yuen

Objectives 

  • Understanding what MAiD means

  • Understanding the process

  • The impact on family and friends

  • Why communication is important

  • How to reply when asked about MAiD

Dates

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

Time:

2:00 - 3:30pm 

Fee

Free

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Therapeutic Touch Training®,
15 hours  

Course

Facilitated by

Jim Metson and Nancy Hall

Description

This training is for those who will be offering this modality to hospice clients/residents.

Therapeutic Touch® is a wholistic, evidence-based, modern interpretation of several ancient healing practises that promotes balance and well-being. This gentle form of energy healing is used to provide comfort and relief to others as well as oneself, touching people at all levels of their being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Foundations of Therapeutic Touch® is an interactive workshop designed to introduce participants to the principles and practice of Therapeutic Touch®.

 

Part 1 of a 2 Part Training

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the history, underlying theory and research supporting Therapeutic Touch®

  • Understand the role of compassion in Therapeutic Touch®

  • Distinguish between centering and grounding

  • Understand how to assess, clear and rebalance the human energy field

  • Give and receive several Therapeutic Touch® sessions with supervision

  • Learn the benefits of Therapeutic Touch® for others and oneself

Dates

Foundations of Therapeutic Touch®

Saturday, April 29, 2023 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Wednesday, May 10 , 2023 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Saturday, May 13 , 2023 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

The Transpersonal Nature of Therapeutic Touch®

Saturday, November 4  – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

Wednesday, November 8  – 6:30 to 8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Wednesday, November 15  – 6:30 to 8:30 pm (via Zoom)

Saturday, November 18, in person – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (in person, Margaret Bahen Hospice)

 

Fee

$225 per person each level.

(Participants must attend all sessions to complete the program)

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3 day Grief and
Bereavement Training

Course

Facilitated by

Louise Leblanc, Katherine Valkanas and Juliet Irish

Description

These sessions are open to individuals who are interested in supporting people through there grief journey.

More Information

 

Time

9:00am - 3:00pm

Dates

  • June 2, 3, and 10, 2023 - In Person

  • October 13, 14, 21, 2023 - In Person

Fee

$50

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Spirituality - From a Buddhist Perspective

Course

Facilitated by

Linda Hochstetler

Description

End of life is often associated with spirituality and meaning making. Buddhism has a

variety of end-of-life rituals and actions that reflect the underlying beliefs and values of

this kind of spirituality. With the increase in popularity of mindfulness and other nonreligious belief systems, more people are curious about Buddhism as it applies to end of life. This session will introduce you to some of the Buddhist end-of-life beliefs, rituals, and activities that promote love and openness that help one accept natural death and promote a clear minded transition to the next rebirth.

 

Time

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Date

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Fee

$30

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Advanced Care Planning (ACP)

Course

Facilitated by

Susanne Urzendowsky

Objectives

  • Discuss the importance and benefits of ACP

  • ACP and the role of Substitute Decision Makers(SDM's) in Ontario

  • How to confirm your SDM's

  • Discuss and Differentiate the concepts of ACP & Gaols of Care

  • Practical Strategies to Support the Conversation

 

Time

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Date

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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