Empowering Messages & Support for Healing Practitioners, Care Providers & Health Professionals This Care for the Journey audio resource (Volume Two- The Learning Edition) is a CD of spoken messages from leaders in compassionate care supported by original scored music. It is used by health professionals and healing practitioners as a continuing education tool and for inspirational self-renewal. Developed by the creators of Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, a globally acclaimed palliative care resource, this psychospiritual resource helps strengthen skills and capacity for emotional presence, relational medicine, and healing dialogue. The role and impact of grief and loss, communication skills, and self-care practices are explored. Care for the Journey is an educational initiative strategically designed to respond to the demands and stresses on the healthcare professional of the 21st Century. Programs and resources are designed to rekindle the spiritual and emotional dimension of nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, clinicians and administrators, as well as staff and volunteers from hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices, and medical and nursing students. Participants explore the acceptance of human limitations in medicine as a gateway to deepen and sustain the human connection in healing. Imagine the wisdom of Christiane Northrup, MD, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Joan Borysenko, PhD, Christina Puchalski, MD, Jean Watson, RN, PhD, Angeles Arrien, PhD and other leading experts in medicine, spirituality and psychology, facilitating experiential learning. These inspiring perspectives invite practitioners to explore their inner resources and develop greater capacity to sustain their role as a healer. ___ This ‘alchemical wisdom’, using the same contemplative listening technique featured in Graceful Passages, was designed for the emotionally and spiritually burdened health care worker who is saddled with red tape, enormous patient demands, and the constant need to manage potential burnout. By listening to the healthcare heroes such as Rachel Remen, Christiane Northrup, Jean Watson, Jeremy Geffen, and others in music-infused meditations, healthcare professionals can use these tools and accompanying workshops to refuel, recharge, and remember why they entered the healthcare profession in the first place. These CD’s provide the core curriculum for the workshops, which have been offered nationwide in Care for the Caregiver Programs.