Caregivers Forum – Why Are We Doing This?

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December 8, 2016

Why Are We Doing This? Helplessness in the Face of Suffering

In our next Forum, we’ll collectively focus attention on how to reframe and work with the debilitating effects of feeling helpless in the face of suffering. Having reframed our experience, we’ll explore how we can deliberately shift away from a ‘reactive’ level of over-or under-engagement (hyper-or hypo-engagement) with our loved ones or patients towards a more measured ‘response’ that is balanced, constructive, compassionate and sustainable.

Whether you are a professional caregiver, a family member or friend attending to a loved one, or have served as a caregiver (in any capacity) and have an ongoing interest or experience to share, please join us. Light refreshments will be provided.  While not required, registering for the evening helps us plan accordingly. You can sign up by clicking on the link below. Additionally, you can sign up on our email contact form to be notified about Caregivers Forum information.

About the Facilitator
Robert Cusick - new jpgRobert Cusick trained at Stanford University in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and has studied extensively in a number of different contemplative traditions. He is a Certified Stanford CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) Instructor and teaches at Stanford University, the University of CA, San Francisco (UCSF), Kaiser Hospitals and in multiple other venues. As a former monastic, he ordained in Burma under the renowned meditation master, Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, and trained with him from 2003 to 2012. He provides bereavement support for adults and children at Kara where he also teaches and co-facilitates ongoing trainings for Adult Services, Youth & Family Services and for the Caregiver’s Forums. Robert also sits on the board of directors of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.