Many Faces of Compassion 

When Compassion Comes on Four Legs
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My name is Stacy Murphy and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician;  I have worked in the animal care field for the past 13 years - in both small animal clinics, and the shelter world.  I always knew I would be in a "helping profession" as I grew up with an amazing nurse for a mother, she was an excellent role model of a caring, dedicated and knowledgeable professional.  In the animal world, I have always held a special place in my heart for senior pets, palliative care, and the experience of death and dying in our pets.  

 Working with the Bello Project, a program within the Home Hospice Association has helped me bridge the gap between wanting to help other animal lovers, and to help their pets as well.  Death and dying is something we all experience - often the first loss we deal with, is the death of a pet.  I am excited to talk to you about "When Compassion Comes on Four Legs" - a talk all about our animals, the grieving process involving animals, and the human animal bond.

I am personally inviting you to our discussion about the impact animals have on day to day lives and how they help with the grieving process.  Join me for our conversation the human-animal bond, how animals provide comfort to the hospice patient, how animals grieve owners (and other animals), how animals sense illness, and how they act around those that are sick. We will also discuss how animals also need to grieve the death of their owner.

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“Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”

Many Faces of Compassion is an educational series aiming to provide valuable information and resources for volunteer, family and professional caregivers supporting someone with a life-threatening illness. 

Compassion is what motivates us to go out of our way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and ourselves….  Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?  Would you like to learn more about how to be the most compassionate person towards others AND yourself?

Our days are busier and busier it seems. Each Many Faces of Compassion event is a time for you to “breathe” and through that sense of peace learn, practical ways to care for ourselves and others.  Will it make our days less busy?  Likely not.  It will however make us more aware of how to make time for compassion in the middle of that busy-ness.

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Who is Many Faces of Compassion for: Volunteer, familial and professional caregivers will all benefit from this event. “One in four Canadians aged 15 and older (7.8 million) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging” (Statistics Canada, 2018).  Further “over half (55%) of caregivers felt worried or anxious as a result of their caregiving responsibilities” (Statistics Canada; Portrait of Caregivers, 2012). The theme, “Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”, portrays an important message: “you are not alone”.   

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Why your business's in-kind donation or sponsorship is needed:  Funding through cash sponsorships or donations for items will allow us to have a small suggested donation amount as admission instead of needing to charge the type of registration fee an event of this quality would typically need to charge.

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Your expertise matters: Now recruiting participants for our entire series. If you offer resources or solutions for caregivers we invite you to have a table display.  Perhaps you would like to host an activity room or facilitate a workshop.   Let’s work together to find a way for you to offer your expertise to our audience.