Webinar Recording: Helplessness and Hope in Parkinson’s

with Judy Long

Many people with Parkinson’s and their care partners feel helpless. Helpless when it comes to controlling their health, getting the care they need from the right people and navigating a complicated disease process. Because we carry helplessness in our bodies, it’s important that we learn how to relieve it.

This Webinar was recorded live on December 17, 2019.

In this webinar, Judy Long addressed:

  • How to transform helplessness
  • How to manage the feelings of helplessness in each moment
  • How to reframe and embrace helplessness
  • How to deal with the daily losses of living with Parkinson’s
  • How to embody constructive engagement
  • How to cultivate compassion-based practices to serve the self and others
  • And much more

Your Instructor for the Webinar

Judy Long is a palliative care chaplain with UCSF’s Parkinson’s Disease Supportive Care Clinic and UCSF’s Symptom Management Service. She provides interfaith spiritual care with a deep commitment to care for caregivers, both family members and clinicians, that grew out of her experience as a hospital and hospice chaplain and facilitating grief and family caregiver support groups. As a chaplain and educator, she provides evidence-based training in compassion and mindful resilience to make caregiving sustainable and reduce burnout.

Judy is a certified senior teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) through the CCARE program at Stanford Medical School and the Compassion Institute, a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance through the Center for Mindfulness at UCSD Health. She also teaches the G.R.A.C.E. protocol, developed by Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Upaya Institute, to train clinicians and caregivers in compassion and resilience, as well as UMass Medical Center’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Judy is a member of the San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force working group.

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