The most important skill that a professional or a lay caregiver can possess is knowing how to be present for people in pain. How to be comfortable with their experience. How to "get in another person's bucket". Doug takes the reader on a journey through each of the difficult transitions in life--aging, dying, grief, care giving--and outlines how to be a solid and unwavering comfort for those people in your world.
Each chapter has opportunities for learning by writing responses to the scenarios presented. Also included is a trainer's discussion guide so the book can be utilized in professional or lay team training.
Use the book alone or in combination with The Power of Presence DVD to provide a wonderful training or springboard for discussion. The book and DVD are custom designed for trainers with questions and tips at the back of the book with suggestions on when to stop the DVD and have a further discussion. What an easy way to provide quality training for your staff, your ministry teams, or your volunteers.
This is an incredible resource for anyone in elder care, death care, or pastoral care professions.
A 2" galvanized tin bucket is also available. Once you have read the book, the bucket will have a great deal of meaning as a reminder of how to be present to people.
See the Power of Presence DVD and the Power of Presence Book & DVD Combo Package (Combo includes 10 books & 1 DVD)