Counselling Education

Buddhist Counselling Education Program:

Buddhist Contemplative Care at End of Life
Taught by Linda Hochstetler, MSW RSW, Stephen Hudecki, MA RP and Kitty Wong, RN and other speakers

First Saturday, Jan 11, 1:30-4:30 pm
Orientation to Buddhist Hospice Palliative Care  – Hart House (Debate Room), University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
9 Saturdays, Jan 18 to Mar 21, 2020, 1:30-3:00 pm (no class on Feb 15) – 33 High Park Gardens

The curriculum of this module will follow the training guidelines of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario for volunteers. It will help people to better prepare themselves to serve their Buddhist Sangha as well as friends/family needs. Students are expected to have completed or are completing the Introduction to Buddhist Counselling Module or its equivalent.

Registration fee is $50. Please send completed Application Form to by December 31, 2019

Introduction to Buddhist Counselling Module
Taught by Linda Hochstetler, MSW RSW
10 Saturdays; January 18 – March 28, 2020; 3:30-5:00 pm (No class on Feb 15)

The Fall 2019 module is designed to provide basic Buddhist counselling skills to individuals with little or no clinical experience or training. It is intended to prepare participants to volunteer with Sangha members, friends, and family. No previous training is required.
This module includes learning about the following skills: attending, rapport building, use of silence, paraphrasing, reflecting, showing empathy, focusing the conversation, clarifying, appropriate questioning, and summarizing. Participants will learn to integrate Buddhist concepts into their supportive counselling conversations and will be encouraged to practice these skills in their many conversations. 
Registration fee is $50.
Application Form Due December 31, 2019

Grief Counselling Workshop

Program Sponsor: Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada