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Surviving Ourselves - Change, Loss and Self-Compassion

Title: Surviving Ourselves - Change, Loss and Self-Compassion with Rex Allen

CE/CME Offered:

No CE/CME Credit Available

Member Price:  $105.00
Non-Member Price:  $210.00

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Length: 1.0 hour

This session was recorded at NHPCO’s Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference (VLVC) July 30 2012

To effectively hold the stories of others requires a hospice volunteer to have a significant understanding of their own personal story — particularly as it relates to change, loss and grief. This session will offer participants the opportunity to explore the concepts of the wounded healer, disenfranchised grief, compassion fatigue and self-compassion in relationship to personal loss history.


  • List the contexts of disenfranchised grief
  • Explain the relationship between the archetype of the wounded healer and personal story
  • Describe the axioms of compassion fatigue and their relationship to self compassion

Rex Allen, MA

Rex Allen is the Grief Support Services Manager for Providence Hospice of Seattle. He came to the field of end-of-life care over 20 years ago as a volunteer. Rex is the Bereavement Professionals Section Leader of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals (NCHPP).  He has presented at local, state and notional hospice conferences. Most recently, he served as faculty for Mt Ida College's continuing education class entitled Bereavement Care: Current Concepts and the Application to Practice.


Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Faculty: Rex Allen has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Completion: You will have access to this course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
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