Conference 75-Minute Workshop SA9
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Workshop Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Frank Modic III, MA, BCC
San Diego, CA
One way of creating an opportunity for transformation in the hospice environment, especially for patients with dementia, is by identifying ways to use the ordinary in our lives to remind them of how we all connect to the divine. In many spiritual traditions the butterfly is a living symbol or metaphor for physical and/or spiritual transformation. This presentation will demonstrate how butterflies can become a useful tool to help us engage and celebrate with dementia patients before and after their deaths.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand how butterflies can be a useful tool to help them engage with dementia patients.
- Experience how comforted families know that their loved ones are being treated as still able to engage with nature/others.
- Be able to incorporate butterflies in their Celebration of Life Ceremonies.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
– None provided by the workshop presenter