From the Heart Through the Hands


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In-Service Trainings & Seminars

In-Service Trainings for care facilities are individualized to meet staff and departmental needs. One and two day Seminars are also available for organizations, agencies and caregivers of all kinds. Sample topics:

  • Benefits and Effects of Compassionate Touch
  • The Power of Touch in Dementia Care
  • The Power of Touch in Relating to the Dying
  • Reducing Challenging Behaviors
  • How to Avoid Caregiver “Burn-Out”
  • From the Heart Through the Hands: a Model for Caregivers

Participant Responses

Ms. Nelson has given several in-service trainings to our staff members and a stress reduction workshop to our family support group. She is able to relate to whatever “audience” she faces on their terms and applies her knowledge and experience to individual needs. I recommend Ms. Nelson’s services to other facilities with highest regard.
B. Allen, Executive Director, Multi-Level Care Facility

Dawn Nelson, CMT, MFA, has conducted several training sessions for our volunteers and helped them learn new and innovative skills. Dawn has brought refreshing perspectives and new ideas to our entire staff during off-site events. We have been deeply moved by her sensitive presentations.
K. Praetorius, Hospice Volunteer and Spiritual Care Coordinator,
Kaiser Permanente Medical Cente

Thank you so much for the wonderful seminar at Hearthstone. Your program, your heart, your work and your love are unsurpassed.
V. Belknap, L.M.T., Medford Oregon

Dawn provided a series of in-services for our staff in conjunction with our Care Of the Dying Program. The knowledge shared and her gentle presentations were pure gift. The sessions proved to be both professionally and personally helpful to all the participants, especially those who provide hands on care.
Sr. Elizabeth Davis, SNJM, Spiritual Care Services
Mercy Retirement and Care Center

Contact Dawn
for rates or to schedule a Seminar or an in-service training for your group, facility or organization.