The essence of our care for the dying is a compassionate presence. This training seeks to help participants open their hearts to a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional and spiritual issues surrounding the end of life. Through experiential exercises and shared experiences, the training encourages participants to be a mindful presence with intentional touch. The fundamental aspects of compassionate touch are taught through lecture, video, and demonstration.


This training is appropriate for anyone who is part of the care team for individuals at the end of their life.


The following continuing education hours are approved:

Licensed Massage Therapists: 20 CE hours through NCBTMBin Heart to Heart Care: Touch at End of Life

Course Content:

The Hospice Model

Dying, Death and Grief


Compassionate Presence

Touch Techniques




October 11-13, 2019

Friday      5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM



Hospice of Chattanooga

4411 Oakwood Dr.

Building 1

Chattanooga, TN


Cost: $300*

Payment due upon registration.


*Scholarships available.

We offer partial/full scholarships to participants who commit to a minimum of 24/48 volunteer hours with one of our hospice service partners. For more information, call Pam 423-718-8925.

Heart to Heart Care at End of Life

  • A refund, less a twenty dollar ($20) administrative fee, will be given if cancellation is received greater than two (2) weeks prior to workshop date. No refund will be given if canellation is within two (2) weeks of workshop date; but payment may be applied toward another workshop.

    If Heart to Heart cancels a workshop, a full refund will be given.