Since 2020, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) has adjusted to the new realities that come with COVID-19 by creating their free illuminate Speaker Series – a series which not only addresses aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic but also offers help on how to navigate through this new reality.
One way the organization transitioned to serve these past two years is by providing helpful resources to our community and beyond as they relate to COVID-19 through this virtual series. Past speakers include Roshi Joan Halifax, Frank Ostaseski, Katy Butler, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. BJ Miller, Dr. Sunita Puri, Jenée Johnson, Daniel Goleman, Nora McInerny, and Pico Iyer.
This year, the virtual series continues with the return of Sharon Salzberg who will present A Resilient Heart on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT. The event is free, but registration is required.
In this presentation, Sharon Salzberg will explore the resilience of the human spirit as we look at and practice the tools that help deepen steadiness of mind and compassionate understanding–allowing us to be with the constantly changing and shifting landscape of trying to make a difference in our world. People who care for others play a vital role in our communities, and often it is caregivers (we are all caregivers to those around us) who support the front lines of our society: helping those who face challenges on a daily basis.
However, this support can come at a high cost. How can we best maintain compassion for ourselves while caring for others? How do we infuse our actions with the wisdom that we must do our best, while knowing that we’re not in control of the unfolding of events, of the choices of others, of the rhythm of healing or the pace of change?
This live event will consist of a talk, short meditation practice, and discussion.
“Throughout the pandemic, our illuminate Speaker Series has been a very important way for us to provide the community with hope,” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. “We are extremely grateful we get to continue the series in 2022 and kick off with the return of Sharon Salzberg, whose presentation inspired us all last year. We hope you join us for this free presentation.”
As we all know, people are reeling from this world-wide crisis emotionally, socially, and economically. People have shared a variety of intense feelings they are experiencing during this time, among them: fear, deep sadness, anxiety, grief, uncertainty over the present and what the future holds, vulnerability, despair, anger, hopelessness. HSB will have a new nationally-known speaker every other month.
The series continues through 2022 with Amanda Kloots. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months. Hospice of Santa Barbara would like to give a special thanks to Natalie Orfalea Foundation and Lou Buglioli for sponsoring this event.
To find out more, and register for this free event, please visit: http://www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries.
Para obtener más información y registrarse para el evento, visite: http://www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries.
Interpretación simultanea al español disponsible.
Hospice of Santa Barbara
Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness. Hospice of Santa Barbara also provides counseling in our offices and on fifteen local junior and high school campuses to children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.