Supporting the Art of Contemplative Care
Anyone can learn to be a contemplative caregiver. All it takes is a commitment to serve with an open heart. This site is dedicated to helping professional and personal caregivers learn the art of meeting diverse needs with appropriate responses.
Contemplative care leads with the heart and responds with expertise. It is rooted in an intention to serve, a commitment to explore the human condition, a willingness to be with suffering, and a desire to understand the nature of life and death. It is expressed in the most ordinary ways: kind speech, gentle care, patient listening, and with the skills unique to each caregiver's history and life. There is no checklist of contemplative skills. Each act arises to meet the need at hand, even if that takes the caregiver outside their comfort zone.
Jonathan Prescott founded Wise Caregiving to help you become a more effective caregiver. He offers retreats, classes and individual guidance to show how the wisdom of contemplative practice can make your caregiving more joyful, sustainable and responsive.