About Ginny Chappelear

M.Ed.,FT Fellow in Thanatology

Accompanying The Dying On Their Final Journey

Companions on the journey, accompanying the dying.

As caregivers, we are sometimes required to accompany the dying on their final journey. At those times, it is important that we welcome everything  and push away nothing. In welcoming everything, we don’t have to like what’s arising. It’s actually not our job to approve or disapprove. It […]

By |August 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Salvation And Redemption In Caregivers

As a caregiver, did you realize that you give salvation?

Are you aware that you are involved in redemption?

These terms may have strong religious undertones for some people. But I see them being used for what happens in the work of a caregiver.

Salvation is the act of saving a person or thing, and relief of […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grief And Stress In Professional Caregivers

Several factors which contribute to the development of grief and stress in professional caregivers are:

The intimate care leads to a trust relationship and touch is bonding
We may identify with the pain of the family
The unmet goal of health care workers
Loss of the assumption that good work = good out come
Our own past and/or future losses
Cumulative […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choices and Invitation to the Butterflies

Many things in this earthy life give us butterflies in our stomachs. These events can range from a public performance, evaluation by ones boss, prediction of disaster, as well as the disaster happening, or the illness and death of one we love.

The butterflies arrive to give us a chance to think and choose our […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments