Supporting the Art of Contemplative Care
Our world’s contemplative traditions arose to help people make sense of life’s challenges. Jonathan Prescott founded Wise Caregiving to help caregivers, patients, and seekers use this contemplative wisdom to become more effective, joyful, and sustainable.
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 offers workshops, retreats, and presentations to help professional and private caregivers thrive in today’s challenging environment. He consults with patients and families seeking to clarify goals, cope with losses, set boundaries, and find meaning in illness and end of life. Private consultations are offered in our Anacortes, WA office and by video conference.