THE GENTLE JOURNEY



 Palliative and Spiritual Care  Education

Testimonials ~ Education and Workshops 


Brenda has assisted me with various educational sessions over several years. Her compassion and broad experience provides a   depth to her practice.  Whether speaking to a crowd or relating one-to-one, her openness and sincere interest in people is   obvious. A truly caring person.  I love working with Brenda!

                                                                                                      Necia Kaechele, RN, BSN, MN, CHPCN(c)

                                                                                                      

The workshop on Palliative Care Ministry, facilitated by Brenda for Spiritual Directors, Health Care Workers/Volunteers and Chaplains          in September  2012 was eagerly anticipated by those who attended.  We gained personally in our understanding of the dying and               grief  process.  We were also fortified in our skills for our particular ministry to others.

                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                         Marlene Miller

                                                                                                                                         Spiritual Director 

                                                                                                                                         Archdiocese of Regina


Brenda is amazing as an educator, and as an end-of-life support and resource person. As a nurse who works in the home with palliative clients,     I have been fortunate enough to be involved with Brenda.  She brings compassion, experience, and engaging dynamics to her presentations.       We are indeed fortunate to have her here in Campbell River.

                                                                                                                            Barb Boniface, RN


Brenda offers compassion, clarity and a genuine love for what she presents.  She has a unique and gentle way of connecting with people of all ages.  

   Her knowledge of, as well as her experience with her subject matter, attest to her popularity as a presenter.  We love her in Regina!

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                             Stephanie Molloy, Campus Minister

                                                                                                                                                                             Director of Pastoral Studies

                                                                                                                                                                             Campion College at the University of Regina                                                            


Brenda approached a sensitive topic with humor, realism and a deep thoughtfulness that inspired me to talk to my own loved ones about our end of life choices. – Misty, Chef at Evergreen Seniors Home

 

We all try to deal with our work experiences in one way or another - but getting together with Brenda as a team has been an enlightening experience for me - looking forward to our next workshop with her. – Kevin, HCA at Evergreen Seniors Home


"You do an amazing job Brenda, in helping us  better understand how we may assist our patients through their end of life journey…                    I am so appreciative of the work you do and your commitment to helping others."

                                                                                                                                                              Susan McCormac RN, BSN, CHPCN(c)                                                                                                                     

Workshop participants comment  . . .

    

~  "I most appreciate Brenda's knowledge and her ability to share the way she does."                                                                   

~  "Learning about hope, and how it can be re-lit." 

~  "The safe environment you create. How non-threatening you make your workshops."   

~  "I feel encouraged about the techniques I have learned."                                                                                                               ~   "Easily relatable information presented with compassion and care" 

~   "I loved the non-clinical aspects of taking care of the soul."                                                                                                          

~   "I am not afraid anymore."