Providing companions for the dying and nurturing new and seasoned companions through contemplative training programs which support the integration of their service into their inner lives ...

… offering retreats, workshops and programs to support those who attend the dying and collaborate with institutions that share this purpose ...

… reaching out to the general public through programs to assist in the exploration of the meaning of death and offer support for family care-givers...

Our Core Program, Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living, was created to empower and support persons both in companioning the dying and in living fuller, more courageous lives.

 

Since its founding in 2009, Companioning the Dying has been deeply committed to nourishing those who feel called to serve the dying. Our contemplative programs are designed to support them in integrating the full impact of this service on their own inner lives, thus deepening their capacity to be present to themselves, to the dying, and to all of life. Since its founding, over one hundred twenty people have participated in our Core Program, serving the dying in hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, in their families, and in many other settings.”

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Core Program, Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living, is currently taking a sabbatical through 2017. We will resume taking applications in April 2018 for the program year beginning September 2018 for both the Baltimore and Washington locations.

During this sabbatical time, which we are calling “Watering Our Roots,” we are focusing on nurturing our graduate community through opportunities to gather for support and enrichment. We will also be exploring ways of making the heart of our program more available, including expanded outreach and possible collaborations with like-minded organizations.  

Please stay tuned to this web site for announcements about future program offerings. 

CEUs AVAILABLE!  The Core Program has been approved by National Association of Social Workers – Maryland Chapter for up to 53 Continuing Education Units (Category I) for social workers who complete the program.

Testimonials

The “Companioning the Dying ” course was so helpful in my role as a Parish Nurse. It gave me new insights and  a deeper understanding of the needs of terminally ill parishioners and their families. It showed me what a  privilege it is to walk this road with them! –Parish Nurse