Death:OK (Let’s Talk About It) is a day of inspiration, information, and connection taking place October 17, 2015 on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. As part of an ongoing series profiling our presenters, we’re pleased to introduce you to…
Selene Seltzer, presenting “The Heart of the Matter: Mindfulness Tools for Thriving & Surviving Caregiver Stress.”
- struggling to balance being a compassionate, effective caregiver with self-care?
- trying to “do the right thing” yet feel ground down, depleted and demoralized?
- feeling at the end of your rope?
Caregiving stress often leads to neglecting your own needs, which negatively impacts your immune system and health, and interferes with your ability to connect with your loved one. In your desire to serve, you must include yourself. This presentation introduces simple practices to build your personal inner resources, and helps quiet your mind, calm your nervous system and keep your heart open.
Selene Seltzer, Clinical Healthcare Chaplain, offers psycho-spiritual counseling and somatic support to individuals, their loved ones and professional caregivers facing dying and loss. She served as a caregiver for 14 years for family members and as a Chaplain in hospice, ICU/CCU/medical oncology before establishing a private practice. With specialty certificates in Palliative-End of Life Care, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, 40 years training in mind-body healing and stress-relieving somatic therapies, she is passionate about providing “whole-person”, palliative-spiritual care to people from the time of diagnosis, not just at the brink of death. Her approach is experiential, body-based and grounded in the present moment.