Workshops & Trainings

Hospice staff and volunteers offer diverse educational presentations and workships to community members and health professionals.

An 8-Session Class beginning on Thursday, September 7

We focus on listening to our inner wisdom and guidance, writing and sharing in intimate conversation circles and listening to the collective wisdom of the small group. This class will meet every other Thursday from 4:00 p.m. –  5:30 p.m. at Hospice SLO County.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Conscious Aging
  • Self-Compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Life Review
  • Transformative Practices
  • Death Makes Life Possible
  • Surrender – Letting Go
  • Creating a New Vision of Aging

Class meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 7, 2017
  • September 21, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • November 30, 2017
  • December 14, 2017

There is a one-time workbook fee of $10 collected in advance.

For more information or to register for the class, please call Roslyn Strohl, LMFT at (805) 544-2266


A FREE 6-Session Caregiver Education and Support Course

Empower yourself to face a changing future knowing you are not alone on your journey. This practical road map to caregiving provides you with the tools and techniques to handle the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one, including one with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia or cognitive impairment. Includes emotional grounding exercises, coping skills for ongoing grief and loss, real-life caregiving techniques, dementia tips, and resources for self-acceptance.

You are not alone.  Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope. 


  • 10:30 a.m. Welcome and check-in
  • 11:00 a.m. Opening
  • 11:30 a.m. Screening of The Journey & discussion
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch break (light lunch provided)
  • 1:30 p.m. Art Workshop (Requires preregistration)
  • 3:30 p.m. Closing meeting

Preregistration is only required for the art workshop, however registration through American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or by contacting Tony Huffaker at (805) 544-2266 greatly helps us with our planning.

Survivor Day Film

The event features a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, an AFSP-produced documentary that traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss through the eyes of a diverse group of loss survivors. The film shows how those left behind navigate the aftermath of their loved one's suicide to find meaning and even joy, and takes an intimate look at how their healing journey evolves over time.