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Touch is the most prominent language in the caregiving relationship. Everflowing programs are designed to bring mindfulness to the act of touching as arises in the process of daily caregiving, and to present specific structures for the delivery of massage at the bedside of the dying.

We offer two primary programs and special community events to meet our intention. Touch Awareness in Caregiving is a one-day program for hospice care providers to assist the caregiver in bringing mindfulness to the touch relationship in daily caregiving.

Providing Massage in Hospice Care is for body workers and healthcare providers who want to learn how to provide massage at the bedside in a form that supports the vulnerability of both persons in the touch relationship.

Our founder, Irene Smith, is available for facilitating Touch Awareness in Caregiving, and customized in-service training to hospice organizations and massage schools throughout California.

Everflowing is a continuing education provider under The Board of Registered Nursing, BRN# 13446.

“Irene taught me that simply speaking softly to my mother and holding her hand or rubbing her feet is welcome and enough. Even though my mother no longer knows me as her daughter, she knows on some level that I am a welcomed presence.” — Gail Schweitzer, A Client’s Daughter

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