Crossing Over with Dignity, Death with Dignity, Grief & Loss on Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Jay Westbrook, on-air from October 1st
Because of Jay’s deep, long, and intimate relationship with suffering, he has been able to comfortably bear witness to the suffering of the dying, to do so with a compassionate presence, and has been able to develop & cultivate tools to help people die more tenderly and their families to grieve more gently.
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Jay Westbrook, MS, RN is a multiple award-winning clinician, author, speaker, and Visiting Faculty Scholar at Harvard Medical School’s Palliative Care Department.
He has worked bedside with the dying & the grieving for over 30 years, is nationally recognized as an expert on the constellation of issues surrounding End-of-Life, and is highly skilled in working with the spiritual, emotional, & physical suffering of people approaching the end of their lives, and their grieving families and caregivers.
He has also served as Senior Grief & Loss Counselor for multiple Southern California treatment centers, assisting in breaking the pattern of grief-related substance abuse and relapse.
He is Clinical Director of Compassionate Journey, an End-of-Life Clinical and Education Service, and lectures nationally at both the keynote and breakout levels.
“Westbrook employs a narrative style, in the Native American tradition, to provide riveting, amazingly inspiring, and powerful presentations on the transformative aspects of suffering and on using suffering to awaken compassion.”
“Your stories & grace have haunted my thoughts & helped me tremendously.” – E. Richardson, M.D.
“Your heart is so beautiful, your courage endless. In 90 minutes you filled my heart, renewed my soul, and changed – forever – the way I will approach & perform my work. Thank you” – C. Downey, M.D.
“Extraordinary care & teaching & modeling, Jay … You did an amazing job.” – S. Block, M.D.
Compassionate Journeys: Lessons From My Work With the Dying
By G. Jay Westbrook
“An amazing, profound, moving, & inspirational collection of powerful stand-alone stories – shared in the narrative style of Native Americans – each of which illustrates a tool for co-journeying with the dying, and which can be used equally well with the dying, their families, or to train clinical professionals.”