Presenters / Presentations
Healthcare and Meditation
Contemplative Care is a dimension of healthcare practice that comes out of the great tradition of contemplative practice which is both ancient and universal. Contemplative Care enables the practitioner to develop better self-care, self-knowledge, inner reflection and intuition that informs their healthcare practice, and enlivens their personal presence with the patient.
In this two day seminar speakers from across the healthcare spectrum will dialogue with participants on the many ways Contemplative Care can be used to benefit both practitioner and patient alike.
Psychiatrist, Sleep Specialist, Senior lecturer, Medical, University of Auckland.
The Science of Happiness
Tony will talk about the basic neuroscience and psychology of happiness, common traps our mind does for survival which can make us unhappy and miserable and lastly, practices that can enhance happiness.
Laurence Freeman OSB
Benedictine monk and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation.
Nephrologist, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Auckland
John is a nephrologist at Auckland City Hospital and at Mercy Specialist Centre. His interests include caring for people with chronic kidney disease, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine. Manager, Day Hospice at Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington.
‘Mauri ora’ vs ‘treatment’ and the wairua journey for Māori at the end of life
Vanessa will discuss ‘Mauri ora’ vs ‘treatment’ and the wairua journey for Māori at the end of life. She will give insights into what and who is really sitting in front of a clinician when working with a Māori person.
Tau Huirama, Tainui
Cultural Coaching & Support | Celebrant | Maori Energy Healer | Story Teller
Elder and Te Pou Tautoko representative accompanying Vanessa Eldridge in her presentation :
‘Mauri ora’ vs ‘treatment’ and the wairua journey for Māori at the end of life.
Erice Fairbrother, SCL
Benedictine Oblate and Solitary; Spiritual Companion, Teacher, Poet, Priest
OHC Benedictine Spirituality Centre, Waiapu Cathedral, Napier
Peace – source of our healing and care of others
In this workshop I will share some of my own journey into the solitary contemplative life and the healing that has come from that.
Spiritual Care Coordinator at Harbour Hospice, Red Beach, Auckland.
Contemplative Care of the Dying
Vincent will share his insights into how his particular contemplative tradition & practice enhances presence, intuitive listening and the compassionate companioning of the dying.
Buddhist Chaplain, Managing Director - Amitabha Hospice Service Trust, Auckland
Spiritual Connection Needs Presence
Ecie will discuss what spiritual connection means and how presence is not dependent on religious affiliation. Spiritual presence empowers strength and resilience for patients, clients, carers, staff, and self.
Spiritual Care Coordinator, Mercy Hospice, Auckland
Contemplative Care of the Dying
Alison will share her insights into how her particular contemplative tradition & practice enhances presence, intuitive listening and the compassionate companioning of the dying.
Process work counsellor, palliative care nurse, Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt. .
Accompanying the less-responsive person
David focuses on that window of time when a dying person becomes non-verbally responsive. In this workshop, he introduces insights from process-oriented psychology that help us deepen our ability to accompany and communicate with the dying patient during their non-verbally responsive phase.
Medical Director, Northland Environmental Health Clinic, Whangarei.
The Joy of compassionate healthcare
“He must increase, I must decrease” The joy of compassionate healthcare inspired by stillness, radical detachment, truthful living, courage, and non-violence; some reflections in the second half of life.”
Physician and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Contemplative practice: opening to the gift of our own vulnerability
This session will include both my reflections on my own journey with Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices - but drawing on my experience of having a traumatic brain injury, and how it taught me the gift of my own vulnerability
Family counsellor, writer, WCCM Benedictine Oblate.
Healing others through healing ourselves
This workshop will call us to mindfulness meditation. It is an invitation to embark on a journey of self-development and self-discovery through consciously ‘Seeing and Drawing’ so we can reach out to support and heal others.
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice, University of Otago
From cure to healing – the rediscovery of spirit and hope
Health care has changed greatly in the past fifty years. The expectations of both health professionals and patients have also changed. This will be an exploration of that journey and the need for continued growth...