A home from home at the end of life

Feedback from the training

“I found the course extremely helpful.  Having lost (and accompanied beforehand) several loved ones, I found it all very therapeutic.  It’s good to speak with others who have been there too.  Thank you very much for everything.” 

”I appreciated the opportunities to work through exercises in pairs so that we experience how it feels to do our own work on grief and loss.  I also appreciated the chance to journey together as a group so that we had the time to get to know each other better through sharing and also through lovely pot luck lunches.”

“In essence, the course enabled me to personally deal with my personal issues.  It also helped me too better understand why some things happen and to deal better with life in general.  The practices also enabled us to put ourselves in the residents’ and volunteers’ shoes and enabled us to know how to cope with certain situations.”

“The practical exercises were extremely helpful.”

“The teachers were most helpful through their ability to share and be open in a well-coordinated professional and genuine (human) fashion.”  

“Overall excellent course and very well taught.”  

“Always learning new things…”

“The most helpful aspects of the course included excellent teachers, and the group bonding and sharing.”  

“I enjoyed the meditation, especially as I am not used to doing it.”  

“Meeting such wonderful people has opened up my giving side.  I loved being around accepting, open-minded people.  I would like to carry on with the meditation but I don’t find it easy on my own.”

“All the topics were covered adequately.  Plus the reference readings, by being given in advance, enabled one to prepare for the next training.  Having done this course, it has opened my mind. Looking back I now appreciate and understand the needs of the dying.  So much of the training relates to everyday life and applying these skills is a wonderful experience.”  

“The most helpful aspects were the accessibility of the trainers and the down-to-earth approach, plus the opportunity to do a mindfulness course.”  

“Some of the exercises were very powerful.”

“The most helpful aspect was the constant emphasis on the practical aspects of how to help.  What I learned will help me in many other situations too.”

About us

La Maison de Tara was founded in Geneva in 2007 as a public utility charity in the lineage of the Hospice Movement. Its goal is to provide patients and their family, with care and support during the last days of life.

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