February 22 2016

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, February 22, 2016

We’re continuing this week with the final five tenets of companioning or caring for the bereaved.  For me, each of these tenets supports what I was trained to and do as a spiritual director.  I think it is a beautiful way of being present with others.

7.  Companioning is about discovering the gifts of sacred silence; it is not about filling up  every moment with words.

8.  Companioning is about being still; it is not about frantic movement forward.

9. Companioning is about respecting disorder and confusion; it is not about imposing order and logic.

10. Companioning is about learning from others; it is not about teaching them.

11. Companioning is about compassionate curiosity; it is not about expertise.

Source: http://www.centerforloss.com/companioning-philosophy/#sthash.EOUpLJk3.dpuf

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