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Present Through the End

A Caring Companion's Guide for Accompanying the Dying
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
August, 2019
ISBN:
9781611807684
In stock now: 
8
$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Present through the End offers the guidance and essential wisdom we need when we are struggling to support someone who is nearing death. This book helps us meet the many challenges ahead and navigate through difficult times with clarity and kindness—both for the person who is dying and also for ourselves.

Inspired by decades of experience caring for the dying and years teaching contemplative care around the world, Kirsten DeLeo shares down-to-earth advice and offers short, simple “on the spot” tools to help us handle our emotions, deal with difficult relationships, talk about spiritual matters, practice self-care, listen fully, and more. This book offers insight and encouragement when we are unsure what to do or say and shows us how to be present even though we may feel utterly helpless, love when loss is just around the corner, and be fully alive to each moment as time runs out.

This practice has taught me the most important lesson in accompanying dying people and in much of the rest of life: it is not what you say or do that counts, but how you are

 

The practices are most effective if you do them regularly, for short sessions of five to ten minutes. They will help you to stay sane, grounded, and calm in the midst of uncertainty, to be open with all that arises in your experience, and at the same time to hold the space for the dying person…

 

There are skillful ways in which we can grow and deepen the wisdom of the heart to meet the actual moment not empty-handed.

 

This small guide is more than a book. It is a companion you can carry with you.

Publisher’s Description: 
A trusted companion and go-to resource for everyone supporting someone at the end of life--from the moment we first learn that someone is dying through the time of death and beyond.

Present through the End offers the guidance and essential wisdom we need when we are struggling to support someone who is nearing death. This book helps us meet the many challenges ahead and navigate through difficult times with clarity and kindness--both for the person who is dying and also for ourselves.

Inspired by decades of experience caring for the dying and years teaching contemplative care around the world, Kirsten DeLeo shares down-to-earth advice and offers short, simple "on the spot" tools to help us handle our emotions, deal with difficult relationships, talk about spiritual matters, practice self-care, listen fully, and more. This book offers insight and encouragement when we are unsure what to do or say and shows us how to be present even though we may feel utterly helpless, love when loss is just around the corner, and be fully alive to each moment as time runs out.
 

 

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