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1) Choose your Soul & Science Series.
Feel free to watch the introductory videos for information about the topics covered in each Soul & Science Series. Click on the series of your choice.
2) Choose your Learning Guide Track:
-The Individual Learning Guide Track is for individual use (which could include either family caregivers or professional providers).
-The Professional Group Learning Guide Track is for Professional Care Providers who wish to participate in the Soul & Science group study process*
-The CEU Professional Group Learning Guide Track is for Professional Care Providers who are investing in continuing education credits and are part CEU included Soul & Science memberships. See our registration page or contact Soul & Science for details about this option.
3) You will find that every Soul & Science series is composed of five distinct lessons.
Go through each lesson sequentially. Be sure to click on the “start this course” button at the top of the page to gain access to the full material.
4) If you are part of a Professional Group Learning Track for a Soul & Science series:
If you are part of a Professional Group Learning Track, you can partner with a colleague or small group of family and friends. The unique three step ACT process offers easy-to-use recommendations which can be adapted for a variety of group study. Optimum Learning Group size is 5-8 (with no less than 3 or more than 8 participants).  ACT Learning Groups can also be created for virtual meetings using a variety of electronic options.
5) Learning Guides for each lesson have an option to print responses to questions, polls and personal reflections.
Soul & Science participants also have the choice to share their personal data anonymously in order to contribute to the Soul & Science National Data Project.  Participants within a subscribing health care organization would also have options for contributing their responses in order to create an internal data base with comparisons to national scores and averages.
6) Following each Soul & Science lesson there are recommendations for best practices that translate instructions into everyday living.
Learning Groups will bring their experiences with these tools to future Soul & Science study groups as an important component of on-going learning.
7) Each Soul & Science lesson also includes a practical Resource Guide for further learning based on timely books, publications, videos and related websites.
Resources are linked to active sites for preview, including the Amazon store for on-line purchasing of books and materials.

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Compassion fatigue affects 40-60% of healthcare workers during their practice.  Of those at least 20% will go on to more severe burnout and leave their profession.  The medical model would have us believe that it is some sort of illness to be treated and cured.  Instead we are all hardwired neurologically to respond in a way that automatically leads to compassion fatigue.  Our training education fails to equip us with skills and awareness to manage ourselves in the face of other’s suffering.  Rather than fighting or resisting or avoiding compassion fatigue, we must learn first to befriend it and then to learn skills that allow each of us to better manage ourselves while remaining connected and present to those who are suffering.

Befriending Compassion Fatigue
Introduction Video

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Emotional and spiritual pain impacts our health and well-being as much as physical illness.  Growing research from the health care sciences points to measurable benefits when the underlying causes of suffering are diagnosed and responded to.  This series offers lessons and simple practices for choosing healing attitudes in the face of illness and suffering. Total person wellness always includes a sense of meaning, hope, healthy relationships and the capacity for forgiveness.  These same qualities are the antidotes to emotional suffering and spiritual pain.  Here are some important ways that caregivers and those we care for can become medicine for each other.

Transforming Suffering
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Healthy Aging is a key issue in today’s culture.  Aging is not an option.  Unless we die prematurely, we will all experience the aging process.  How and whether we age successfully is a matter of choice even if we are faced with issues of decline in our physical condition.  This series offers insights and best practices for caregivers, family members and those they serve to support our elders in the process of healthy aging.

Aging and Wellness
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Effective caregiving requires both technical and emotional skills.  While caregivers deal with the inevitable emotions of those they care for― anger, anxiety, sadness and guilt ― the same realities show up for the caregiver as well.  This series offers insights and practical ideas designed to give caregivers a hand in both understanding and working with those we care for.  The goal is a more reciprocal approach to caregiving and care receiving.  In rebalancing the caregiver relationship we will recognize what is most deeply human in each other.

Healing Emotions
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Marlis Beier MD, teacher spent 20 years in Obstetrics and Gynecology before facing her own loss and redefinition due to MS, which changed her focus to end of life care. Her passion for finding the gift in times of transition led to this series about how to find wisdom and how to accompany another in the challenges in life.  Every patient faces a transition when admitted to hospital or hospice. The series teaches about the gifts possible while accompanying others and a shift in perspective about how to be with a person in an altered states of consciousness.  Attention to dreams and life review during big life events offer insights and greater understanding of ourselves. As a health practitioner, it is our ability to pay attention to the story that keeps us engaged and effective.

Possibilities in Life
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