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Mindful Approaches to End of Life Matters  

Life and death define each other. Truly recognizing the fleeting nature of life can help us live with more purpose and joy. It can also motivate us to plan so that the dying process may be lived through with less distraction, and with fewer worries left to our loved ones. In this course, we will discuss cultural variations in approaches to death, our ideas of empathetic care and a good death, and the practical paperwork that will take the guesswork out of decisions for all involved. We start each session with a short mindfulness meditation. We will walk through exercises that gently open the door beyond taboos, highlight our priorities, and inform our decision making as we take up the process of planning for the end of life. This process is also useful in clarifying our values, which not just inform, but transform how we live now. This course is for people interested in or engaged in matters relating to death, dying, bereavement, palliative and end of life care—personally or professionally. Interactive components meant to enrich our relationship to complex topics will be facilitated under guidelines that promote respect and privacy.

 

 

Classes will not be in session

Monday, January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Monday – Saturday, February 15-20, 2021 (February Vacation)
Monday – Saturday, April 19-24, 2021 (April Vacation)

Contact Us

Administrative Office: 2 Clark Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
Email: bacep@psbma.org
Telephone: 617-730-2700
Fax: 617-730-2674

Hours & Locations

2 Clark Road, Brookline 02445
– Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Brookline High
– Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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