The Solace Teachings are education and support programs designed to build awareness, fluency and comfort with death and dying. When we are able to face death as a natural part of life our lives, we have the potential to be transformed. Ironically, it is death awareness that puts us into a “right relationship” with life. Many ancient cultures and wisdom traditions experience their relationship to death as a path for spiritual growth and awakening.
The Solace Teachings are intended to support people in doing the sacred and important inner work of bringing oneself fully and responsibly to the bedside of the dying and to our own lives.
The Solace Teachings compliment and serve as cross-disciplinary training for health care professionals, volunteers, family caregivers and as a personal practice.
Living Bridges sponsored two, 3-day; level 1 Solace Teachings trainings in 2014. Participants were nurses, teachers, volunteers, massage therapists and community members. Nurses received 32 continuing education credits for the training, which fulfills the total requirements needed in New Mexico for two years.
Here’s what some of them said about their experience:
For information on the upcoming, May 2015, Solace Teachings Training, see the events schedule. Be sure to sign up for the Living Bridges enewsletter to receive updates, news and articles!by