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Book Dr. Smink to speak at your next workshop, retreat, or convention. Looking for an engaging speaker for your podcast? Ed has presented at the Pacifica Graduate Institute Myologium, The National Association of Catholic Chaplains annual Assembly, Coalesce and Chaucer’s Book Stores, Retreat center for the Friars of the Sick Poor of Los Angeles, The Veterans Center of San Luis Obispo, Parish Centers of Nativity of Our Lady and the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. More information about Dr. Smink’s presentation topics and how to book him for your event can be found on this page. There is a way, a path, to recover from Compassion Fatigue.

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Past Programs

Strengths and Pitfalls of Caregiving

This seminar explores the universal, archetypical, and mythological underpinnings of caregiving that increases awareness of self-care.

Hospitality: The Heart Of Caregiving

This talk focuses on the caregiver's necessary practice of hospitality and the effects of this practice on both the caregiver and the one receiving care.

The Dance of Caregiving: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

This talk emphasizes the ability to avoid compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary stress through building compassion resilience.

Caregiving as a Spiritual Practice

Caregiving demands an openness in welcoming the other. No time for a bad hair day. This talk explores how caregiving is a spiritual practice.



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Past Speaking Engagements & Podcasts

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