Stan has presented new and unique material on caregiving, hospice, grief, and grief recovery throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Currently, three types of presentations are being made: For the general public, for staff and volunteers, and volunteers. The material is related to his internationally award-winning book Lessons for the Living: Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Live and his forthcoming book Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers. Leaning Into Sharp Points will be available March, 2012 from New World Library. Each of the following workshops can be modified to meet your needs.To learn more about the workshops, contact him directly at 415 566-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the reviews of his past workshops. _____________________________________________________________________ CAREGIVING FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC Ideas Caregivers Can Use to Serve Loved Ones, Preserve Their Own Sanity, and Ease Their Grief (can be delivered as a workshop or short presentation) The world of caregivers and loved ones often diverge as illnesses progress. Understanding how to bridge the differences can ease the acceptance of the changes, preserve the sanity of caregivers, avoid unnecessary placements, and ease the grief experienced by the loss of loved ones. In this workshop, Stan will present more than 100 ideas from his new book on caregiving, Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers (available in March, 2012 from New World Library). Hospice: Easing the Death of Loved Ones, Reducing Grief, and Living More Meaningfully The experience of serving someone who is dying can be transformative. In Stan Goldberg’s internationally award-winning book Lessons for the Living: Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Live, he explains how serving the needs of the dying taught him lessons about forgiveness, letting go, communicating from the heart, compassion, hope, love, and forgiveness. In this presentation, he explains how his eight year journey as a hospice volunteer enabled him to accept his own cancer and live each day as if it was his last. CAREGIVER TRAINING FOR FOR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS Integrating Family Caregivers Into the Hospice Team Many hospices view family caregivers as needing as much care as their patients. The relationship is one in which staff address the needs of both. While it’s important to care for the needs of caregivers, in this workshop, they are placed in a more active role: an integral part of the hospice team. The result is that loved ones have easier deaths and both duration and severity of the grief experienced by family caregivers is reduced. Suggestions based on the principles of change are offered for training and integration. FOR VOLUNTEERS-HOW TO SERVE PATIENTS The Role and Importance of Volunteers Volunteers have the potential for being one of the most important members of a hospice team. You are viewed by them as someone who serves, not because you are being paid to do so, but because you want to. A very special bond can be formed and you will be able to provide compassionate service and grow beyond your wildest expectations. In this workshop, you’ll learn specific techniques for serving patients and leaning how to live better.