“Coming Home to Yourself: Finding Calm, Clarity and Compassion in the Storm of Cancer and Caregiving”
with Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN
Saturday, October 19 from 5 to 6:30pm (PDT)
St. Andrews Wesley Church
1012 Nelson Street (at Burrard)
In this free presentation, co-sponsored by the Canadian Association for Nurse Oncologists and the Society for Integrative Oncology, Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu explored the use of contemplative practices, like mindfulness and compassion meditation, to foster well-being and stress resilience for cancer patients, family caregivers, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals, and will offer the audience an opportunity to participate in a guided meditation.
Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Kluge Professor of Contemplative End-of-Life Care at the University of Virginia School of Nursing and is currently President of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO). She is a researcher, clinician, educator, and meditation practitioner and teacher whose work focuses on mind-body and integrative medicine, particularly mindfulness and compassion meditation practices in the context of cancer and other serious illnesses, for both patients and caregivers. Dr. Bauer-Wu has received numerous professional accolades and significant research funding for her work in this area. She has been a faculty member for the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society and the Upaya Zen Center’s educational programs and teaches at resiliency retreats and training programs in the US and abroad. Susan has authored dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters as well as a book for the lay public, entitled Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedness (New Harbinger, 2011).
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