Workshops & Trainings

Hospice staff and volunteers offer diverse educational presentations and workships to community members and health professionals.

Hospice SLO offers a training course to prepare volunteers to work in the homes of those with terminal illness. Participants must attend all classes below to be eligible to volunteer. 

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

*Space is limited, so if you are interested be sure to call the office to get your name on the roster (the last training filled up quickly). Also fill out the attached pre-training questionnaire and return ASAP. We must have that prior to the start of the training.*

SURVIVING AND THRIVING AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER

A FREE 6-Session Caregiver Education and Support Course

Empower yourself to face a changing future knowing you are not alone on your journey. This practical road map to caregiving provides you with the tools and techniques to handle the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one, including one with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia or cognitive impairment. Includes emotional grounding exercises, coping skills for ongoing grief and loss, real-life caregiving techniques, dementia tips, and resources for self-acceptance.

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.

Topics Include:

  • Setting boundaries
  • Working through denial, anger, and loss
  • Creating your own safety nets
  • Dealing with present and future grief
  • Practicing self-care
  • Handling difficult behaviors
  • Developing a personal caregiver bill of rights
  • Overcoming caregiver guilt
  • Accepting peer support-you are not alone!

Two Sessions are available:

Session 1

  • October 4, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • November 29, 2017
  • December 13, 2017

Session 2

  • December 27, 2017
  • January 10, 2018
  • January 24, 2018
  • February 7, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 7, 2018

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.

SURVIVING AND THRIVING AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER

A FREE 6-Session Caregiver Education and Support Course

Empower yourself to face a changing future knowing you are not alone on your journey. This practical road map to caregiving provides you with the tools and techniques to handle the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one, including one with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia or cognitive impairment. Includes emotional grounding exercises, coping skills for ongoing grief and loss, real-life caregiving techniques, dementia tips, and resources for self-acceptance.

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.

Topics Include:

  • Setting boundaries
  • Working through denial, anger, and loss
  • Creating your own safety nets
  • Dealing with present and future grief
  • Practicing self-care
  • Handling difficult behaviors
  • Developing a personal caregiver bill of rights
  • Overcoming caregiver guilt
  • Accepting peer support-you are not alone!

Three Sessions are available:

Session 1

  • September 7, 2017
  • September 21, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • November 16, 2017

Session 2

  • November 30, 2017
  • December 14, 2017
  • December 28, 2017
  • January 11, 2018
  • January 25, 2018
  • Februar 8, 2018

Session 3

  • February 28, 2018
  • March 8, 2018
  • March 22, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • May 3, 2018

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.

An 8-Session Class beginning on Thursday, September 7

We focus on listening to our inner wisdom and guidance, writing and sharing in intimate conversation circles and listening to the collective wisdom of the small group. This class will meet every other Thursday from 4:00 p.m. –  5:30 p.m. at Hospice SLO County.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Conscious Aging
  • Self-Compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Life Review
  • Transformative Practices
  • Death Makes Life Possible
  • Surrender – Letting Go
  • Creating a New Vision of Aging

Class meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 7, 2017
  • September 21, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • November 30, 2017
  • December 14, 2017

There is a one-time workbook fee of $10 collected in advance.

For more information or to register for the class, please call Roslyn Strohl, LMFT at (805) 544-2266

You are not alone.  Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope. 

Program

  • 10:30 a.m. Welcome and check-in
  • 11:00 a.m. Opening
  • 11:30 a.m. Screening of The Journey & discussion
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch break (light lunch provided)
  • 1:30 p.m. Art Workshop (Requires preregistration)
  • 3:30 p.m. Closing meeting

Preregistration is only required for the art workshop, however registration through American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or by contacting Tony Huffaker at (805) 544-2266 greatly helps us with our planning.

Survivor Day Film

The event features a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, an AFSP-produced documentary that traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss through the eyes of a diverse group of loss survivors. The film shows how those left behind navigate the aftermath of their loved one's suicide to find meaning and even joy, and takes an intimate look at how their healing journey evolves over time.

SURVIVING AND THRIVING AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER

A FREE 6-Session Caregiver Education and Support Course

Empower yourself to face a changing future knowing you are not alone on your journey. This practical road map to caregiving provides you with the tools and techniques to handle the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one, including one with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia or cognitive impairment. Includes emotional grounding exercises, coping skills for ongoing grief and loss, real-life caregiving techniques, dementia tips, and resources for self-acceptance.

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.

Topic Include:

  • Setting boundaries
  • Working through denial, anger, and loss
  • Creating your own safety nets
  • Dealing with present and future grief
  • Practicing self-care
  • Handling difficult behaviors
  • Developing a personal caregiver bill of rights
  • Overcoming caregiver guilt
  • Accepting peer support-you are not alone!

Two Sessions are available:

Session 1

  • December 15, 2017
  • December 29, 2017
  • January 12, 2018
  • January 26, 2018
  • February 9, 2018
  • February 23, 2018

Session 2

  • March 9, 2018
  • March 23, 2018
  • April 6, 2018
  • April 20, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • May 18, 2018

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.