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Self-Healing for Caregivers with Dr. Michael Kearney and Dr. Radhule Weininger

Friday, November 18  
9am-4:00pm Lecture
4-4:30pm Book Signing
Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College of NJ                                                

Michael Kearney & Radhule Weininger


In this one day seminar for clinicians and caregivers of all disciplines (including parents and those caring for the elderly or chronically ill as well as healthcare professionals) who are interested in formulating an ongoing practice for resilience and self-care, Drs. Kearney and Weininger will examine the different occupational stress syndromes–burnout, vicarious traumatization and moral distress syndrome.

Participants will explore ways to experience healing through the inner-path of mindfulness meditation and the outer-path of sensory engagement with nature.  They will formulate their own customized self-care plan and discuss how to bring these insights back into the clinical setting.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 hours (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Nursing contact hours application has been submitted to NJSNA.

Copies of  A Place of Healing: Working with Suffering in Living and Dying, Spring Journal Books (2009) and  Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death and Healing, Spring Journal Book (2007) will be available for purchase from 4-4:30pm.

For more information on Michael Kearney, MD., FRCPI and Radhule Weininger, MD, Ph.D

Michael Kearney has over 30 years experience of working in end-of-life care. Having trained at St Christopher’s Hospice, London and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, he worked at St Christopher’s Hospice, London and later at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. His particular interest is in integrated whole-person healthcare and in psychological and existential aspects of end-of-life care. He has written two books, which explore these issues. He has worked with Professor Balfour Mount as Visiting Professor at McGill Medical School, Montreal helping to develop teaching programs on Healing in Medicine in the undergraduate curriculum. He is currently based in Santa Barbara, California where he works as Medical Director of the Palliative Care Service at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Associate Medical Director at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care.

Radhule Weininger was trained as a physician in Germany and as a clinical psychologist in North America. She has worked for the past 20 years as a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. Since staying in a monastery in Sri Lanka in 1981, she has been studying Buddhist philosophy and Mindfulness Meditation. She has a special interest in bridging Western and Buddhist psychology. Radhule teaches meditation and dreamwork in individual as well as in group and retreat settings and has just completed a book entitled, “Heartwork: Practicing Compassion in Daily Life.”

Cost: Full day workshop cost including lunch, tea and coffee is $120. Ramapo students cost is $25.

Selected Publications:
Kearney M, et al. (2009), Self-Care of Physicians Working at the End-of-Life, JAMA. 2009; (11) 301: 1155-1164. .
Kearney, M., (2009), A Place of Healing: Working with Suffering in Living and Dying, Spring Journal Books, New Orleans.
Kearney, M., (2007), Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death and Healing, Spring Journal Book, New Orleans.
Weininger, R (2016) Heartwork: Practicing Compassion in Daily Life. 

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In order to cover the costs of our outside speakers, the Krame Center must now charge a small fee for speaker events. We still offer a number of free programs. We hope to see you at a Krame Center event soon. Please note, we are unable to give refunds if you are unable to attend for any reason.