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COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION with Individuals in Normal, Remote, and Altered States of Consciousness ~ Workshop with Tom Richards ~ Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ~ Albuquerque, NM ~ For information & registration call 847-208-7780
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AWARENESS, POWER, AND PROCESS ORIENTED ACTIVISM ~ Internationally available monthly telephone conference training & supervision class with Stan Tomandl and Ann Jacob ~ For information & registration call 503-223-8188
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An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party: Unveiling the Mystery, Inner Experience, and Gifts of Dementia ~ NEW BOOK

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDED RESOURCE
ANNOUNCING OUR NEW EDITION

In An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party researchers Tom Richards and Stan Tomandl propose that people with Alzheimer’s dementia are not spiraling downward into “mindless pathology” as commonly believed, but are human beings in deep inner states of consciousness, parallel realities, that may reveal important and meaningful experiences for them, their families, and for society.
By applying new sentient communication skills and meticulously documenting their twenty …

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States of Altered Consciousness

States of altered consciousness in regard to palliative, aging, and end of life processes include states of forgetfulness, confusion, high drama, agitation, aggressive behavior, delirium, dementia, and other remote states. Applying Sentient Care to these states helps shed light on their mysterious nature making them more useful and less intimidating to patients, family members, friends, caregivers, and the community.
For patients and care facility residents this means the opportunity of knowing …

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Current Events

COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION
with Individuals in Normal, Remote, and Altered States of Consciousness
Compassionate Communication means lovingly meeting someone in whatever level or state of consciousness they find themselves, and supporting them, thus making connection and enhancing awareness, while lessening the fear of loneliness, isolation, and loss of control.
This workshop will introduce two poignant experiential techniques to enhance compassionate communication from the awareness practice of Process Work developed by Dr. Arnold Mindell and …

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The Healing Power of Awareness ~ NEW RELEASE

How to Recover Faster and Less Painfully Using Sentient Awareness
This new book demonstrates the healing power of sentient awareness when applied in concert with surgical procedures and rehabilitation. The benefits to patients often include faster recovery, diminished pain, and reduced chance of relapse or recurrence.
Tom’s new book has an “Ah Ha!” quality to it that can inspire people to just step into the unexplor- ed a bit further and deeper. …

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Interview with Tom Richards, co-author of An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party

Question:  Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for individuals, caregivers, and families. What message does your research have for these folks?
“Our research explores the mystery, and dispels the stigma, of Alzheimer’s dementia by revealing its potential for meaningful communication, intimate relationship, and spiritual healing. We offer hope and meaning in the midst of one of life’s scariest and most difficult processes.”
Question:   How do you do that? How do you work with …

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An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party Prequel ~ New Volume II ~ Focusing on the Early and Intermediate Stages

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDED RESOURCE
ANNOUNCING OUR NEW SECOND VOLUME
This second volume,  “AN ALZHEIMER’S SURPRISE PARTY PREQUEL”, helps families and professional caregivers hone acute observation skills which aid compassionate awareness of patients’ inner experience of dementia. Researchers Tom Richards and Stan Tomandl present a profound example of an Alzheimer’s patient working on himself psychologically, and communicating in meaningful ways with family and friends. They demonstrate outcomes that include psychological, soulful, and spiritual …

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Classes & News from Stan Tomandl & Ann Jacob

2016 – 2017 Trainings with Ann Jacob and Stan Tomandl
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Anamacara — End of Life  
September 2016 – May 2017
We teach this international course with Marlis Beier, MD + Kevin Dieter, MD
Registration:  Sacred Art of Living Center.  Maryhelen.  541.383.4179
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Grief and Growth through End of Life Transition
September, October, November 2016
Internationally available monthly telephone conference training + supervision class
Registration:  Process Work …

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Eldership and Advocacy in Palliative Care

 
 
ELDERSHIP AND ADVOCACY:
Exploring Personal Barriers
to Social Action and Spiritual Healing
in Palliative Care Situations
Presented by Tom Richards
International Association of Process Oriented Psychology
IAPOP 2010 Conference
Description of Transcript

This Process Work research paper inspires eldership and practical advocacy in senior care situations and institutions; chronicling facilitation experiences, dilemmas, ghost roles, breakthroughs, and practical recommendations. Personal barriers may include:
●working with a senior on a symptom, relationship issue, or deep inner state of consciousness …

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From our readers of “An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party”

“I bought one copy of your book and am so impressed that I am now buying ten copies so that I may have copies available to family members of persons with dementia, and am also going to give copies to the geriatric psych unit, of which I am the medical director, and to the two long term care facilities, of which I am the medical director. Thank you for writing such …

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Training Resource ~ An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party

“Speaking as a professional psychologist, teacher, and trainer, I highly recommend An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party as an exceptional training tool not only for professionals, but also for family members, friends and caregivers.
It is exceptional because Tom and Stan have made it interactive. They do not simply present abstract psychological concepts, but develop detailed reality based personal experiences enhanced with clear concise observations, structure, and …

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