PEP at Evergreen Hospital Medical Centre Kirkland WAHospice staff and volunteers are a special breed of healthcare providers, who offer not only skilled care and practical advice, but also provide emotional support to the patients and their loved ones. Understanding the challenges people face emotionally at this stage of life, Becky Resnick, social worker at the Evergreen Hospice near Seattle, offered PEP to a mix of staff and volunteers.
After the PEP concluded, two participants, Sheri and Criss, Hospice Volunteer Coordinators, requested to facilitate the next PEP with Becky. So then it was offered to all staff and volunteers throughout the entire hospital system, not just the hospice staff. The announcement about the class went out in an email and hospital newsletter sent out to 799 hospital volunteers, and the new PEP began in September 2013. Becky comments, “The PEP program is the most incredible thing I have ever been a part of, and I am so grateful to know Prem Rawat!”
North York Senior Centre – Toronto, Canada“I feel that Prem is reminding us to focus, that is to focus on what is really important, focus on what is inside of us.”
“I was stuck on the subway for an hour today. I decided to just go inside myself to feel peace and appreciation. It was more fun than feeling stressed, and very helpful.”
“What he is talking about is everything from birth to death. It is all about what happens in between your 1st breath to the last breath.”
The Centre (survivors of trauma) – Toronto, Canada“These talks are something you could listen to every day and never tire of.”
“It is so refreshing to come to something like this and not be given a sales pitch or have to buy anything because, as he says, we already have it.”
“His words are so simple but what he says hits me in a place that I recognise as truth.”