A practical, compassionate end-of-life resource that explores the reciprocal and healing relationship between the living and the dying.
THE NINE COMMITMENTS
COMMITMENT 1: I Will Listen from the Heart
COMMITMENT 2: I Will Speak from the Heart
COMMITMENT 3: I Will Act from the Heart
COMMITMENT 4: I Will Treat You with Empathy
COMMITMENT 5: I Will Value Small Acts of Kindness
COMMITMENT 6: I Will Listen to Your Stories
COMMITMENT 7: I Will Use My Pain to Connect with You
COMMITMENT 8: I Will Allow Love to Sustain and Heal Us Both
COMMITMENT 9: I Will Accompany You as Far as We Can Go Together
After four decades of training health professionals and volunteers to sit at the bedsides of the dying, psychologist and Shanti founder Charles Garfield has created an essential guide for friends and families who want to offer comfort and ease their loved ones' final days.
Life's Last Gift is an indispensable emotional lifeline to hand to the grief-stricken, offering compassionate, practical advice on reaffirming connection and acquiring skills to be of the greatest service to those at the end of life. By focusing on the reciprocal and healing relationship between the living and the dying, which continues until the last breath, Garfield offers a path toward clarity and wholeness, and even growth.
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