The first step in hosting a program is to contact Everflowing Director and Founder Irene Smith.

Irene Smith
41 Carl Street, #C
San Francisco, CA 94117

Mobile: (628) 227-4101
Land Line Phone: (415) 564-1750 (NOT FOR TEXTING)
Email: everflowing@earthlink.net


You will receive upon request

A sponsor's information packet by email which includes: sample flyer for promotion; list of sponsor's responsibilities; check list of supplies and equipment; sample agreement and program curriculum.


Programs Available for Hosting

Touch Awareness in Caregiving

For a full description of this one-day program for hospice care providers click here.

Touch Awareness in Caregiving may also be offered in customized formats for your organization or staff [information listed below].


Who Should Host This Program

Touch awareness in Caregiving is a valuable addition to hospice volunteer training, as well as continuing education for CNAs, nursing staff and chaplaincy programs.


A One-Day Program

Fees: $750/day in the Bay Area; $1000/day out of Bay Area covering Northern California; $1500/day + airfare out of state.

• Fee includes: Touch Awareness in Caregiving handbook; CEU’s for nurses and/or certificates of attendance if pre-arranged by the host.


Customized Formats for Your Organizational Staff or Volunteers

• 1.5 hours minimum in Bay Area

• 3 hours minimum outside Bay Area (Northern California only)

• Fee: $150/hour written materials, CEU's for nurses, and/or certificates of attendance will be provided at an extra cost if prearranged by the host.


New 2 Hour Webinar

Touch Awareness in Caregiving is now available in a two hour webinar for your organization. The format includes forty five minute dialogue on touch awareness and its value in hospice care, the science of touch and our sense of touch. Following the dialogue Irene Smith will lead the attendees through interactive exercises to put the theory into experience. Debriefing and questions will close the webinar.

• Fee: $350, includes digital copy of Touch Awareness in Caregiving handbook.

• Fee: $500 with a copy and permission to replay webinar for 2 years.


Also Available for Hosting

The Therapeutic Application of Lotion

Touching Moments

"This one-day workshop is perfect for hospice volunteers and staff, as well as massage practitioners who work with the sick. Irene's 'hands-on' exercises as well as her sharing of practical and psychological aspects of the dying person are extremely valuable for hospice caregivers." — Jean Tokarek, Volunteer Coordinator, Visiting Nurses and Hospice of San Francisco

"It is crucial that our volunteers are aware of the power and healing properties of touch." — Stan Stone, Maitri AIDS Residential Care and Hospice

This was an in home customized 1 day Touch Awareness and Massage workshop sponsored by It Takes A Village In Home Support Services. We were in the home of one of my massage clients. The intention of this day was to teach sensitive touch and a basic back massage to the caregivers. The caregivers took turns caring for the client so everyone could attend.

Maitri AIDS Residential Care and Hospice Volunteer Training, 2010, Photos by Stan Stone.