Friday, April 8, 2016

Care givers need care too- Heart of Caring Conference

Compassion and Loving Kindness must begin with the self. 

This conference, organised by The Sanctuary, will explore how cultivating Loving Kindness and Compassion for oneself can be a stable foundation for ‘Carers’ and those working in the Caring Profession. 

There is a growing body of evidence that Loving Kindness Meditation and Compassion are useful in creating the conditions for a more caring and resilient environment both at work and at home. We will consider what is at stake for Carers when Self Compassion and Loving Kindness are absent and why that absence can lead to severe burnout. 
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The cost of the conference is €110, but the Sanctuary has created 'sponsored places' specifically for family carers.  You can become a sponsor to enable a carer to attend at reduced cost, or your company can sponsor a conference place for a carer. 


Are you a full time carer or do you know a carer who you feel would benefit from attending our conference?

For our 7th Annual Conference. 'The Heart of Caring' on May 10th we will reduce 50 conference tickets to €50 each.

This is in the spirit of ensuring that those who are carers who just can not afford to go can join us on a day of caring with and for each other. Cost can be prohibitive for those on Carer's Allowance. Many carers who are on Carer's Allowance and want to come to the Sanctuary Conference possibly have to pay for someone else to spend the day caring. These supportive gatherings based on Loving Kindness and Compassion are essential for carers.

To avail of this discount, please enter the code "carersconfdis16" at the checkout. Tickets are limited to two per person. A max of 50 tickets are available under this discount. Please book early to avoid disappointment. These tickets are offered on a trust system. No proof of payment or occupation is required. We would kindly ask that this system is respected so that those who really need it can benefit.

May 10th 2016, Dublin Castle, 9am - 4pm
Includes lunch and refreshments
Speakers: Sharon Salzberg, Niamh Bruce and Kathleen Neenan

In addition to the above places we are seeking sponsors for additional carer's places. If you or your company would like to sponsor a conference place for a carer, please ring us on 016705419. In association with the Carer's Alliance of Ireland we will allocate these places to family carers. The cost per sponsorship place is €75.00. Full receipts for the donation will be provided. 

From "Into the Light"  by Corina Duyn  (shop)

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