Pause. Connect. Heal.

It's been a tough few years. Countless lives have been lost. Healthcare workers are suffering from grief, loss, and trauma. Employee burnout and turnover are at an all-time high.

As a community of care partners, we need time and space to heal. And we need the tools and support that make it possible.

Join us for a 5-week interactive learning experience that blends self-directed learning with LIVE, online group sessions.

Learn how to support your own healing and well-being, as well as the healing of others.

Participants will . . .

  • Understand the difference between grief, loss, and trauma

  • Discover how grief, loss, and trauma are unique to each person

  • Identify the role of self-care in supporting healing and resilience

  • Gain specific communication strategies and techniques that support healing

  • Learn how to create both SAFE and BRAVE spaces for discussing grief and loss

  • Explore how ALL of us can be leaders in helping our organizations transform, process, and cope with the grief, loss, and trauma experienced by many

Join Us...

Tuesdays, April 4 - May 2, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET

Earn up to 9.75 NAB/NCERS approved CEUs (hours)

This Course Includes...

  • Thirteen Pre-Recorded Video Lessons

    Includes foundational information about grief, trauma, self-care, non-violent communication, and leadership's role in supporting
    the experience of grief
    and loss in teams.

  • Five 90-Minute, Online
    Interactive Sessions

    Each session is topic specific and includes the opportunity to explore new tools and techniques and deepen learning and support
    through group discussion.

  • Dedicated Course Community Group

    Participate in the private course community group. Post success stories and challenges as you
    work with the new tools and techniques. Build community
    with others from around
    the world.

Here's how it works...

A blended learning format is the best of both worlds.

It combines learning on your own, at your own pace with dynamic LIVE group sessions that deepen support, your knowledge base, and the opportunity to connect with others in community.

  • Register and set up your student dashboard

  • "Getting Started" video content will become available on your student dashboard a week before the course begins

  • One week before each LIVE group session, your video "pre-work" will appear on your student dashboard.

  • Watch the video pre-work and join each scheduled LIVE session ready to explore, reflect, and learn practical tools with others.

  • After the course ends, you have lifetime access to all video content.

Course Agenda

  • Session 1:
    Non-Violent Communication

  • Session 2: Grief

  • Session 3: Trauma

  • Session 4: Self-Care

  • Session 5: Leadership


This Group Learning Experience Takes Off Nov. 29th

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Hope Carwile has over 20 years’ experience in Long Term Care, starting as a certified nurse assistant. Now an Innovations Specialist with Vivage Senior Living, she takes action and advocates through several boards and committees focusing on person directed care, innovative practices and the significant value of direct care partners, while guiding Skilled Nursing Homes with their culture change journey. A Certified Eden Associate, Eden Educator, and Green House CORE Educator, Hope explores humanistic ways to navigate modern day health care challenges.


Rebecca Hubbard changed her career path from law to eldercare while at Harvard University. She made the leap after volunteering in several Boston nursing homes.  She has intentionally explored many roles - from assistant administrator to social worker - but she loves being an educator best of all because each class brings exciting possibilities for sharing growth and well-being.  She is a Certified Eden Associate, Eden Educator, and Empowered Teams Guide.  Outside of teaching, Rebecca gets joy from being in nature with her four children.

Lisa Kendall is an experienced social worker and gerontologist who transforms ideas about aging, Elder care, trauma, and grief by harnessing the wisdom, intuition, and creative spirit of adults, Elders, and organizations. Her passion is to cultivate growth across the lifespan and facilitate well-being for every member of the care partner team. Retired from her award-winning therapy practice, Lisa continues to advocate for person-directed care as an Educator for The Eden Alternative®, speaks widely on the impact of trauma across the lifespan, and mentors other innovative professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the course format?

    This event is a "blended learning" experience. This means that the course involves a combination of some self-directed, pre-recorded material and live, online, group coaching sessions where participants come together at the same time to learn new content and engage in interactive discussion.

  • Will I be able to pause the video in the middle of a video lesson?

    Absolutely. This makes it possible for you to make notes, as you wish, and absorb the concepts shared at your own pace.

  • May I share my login credentials with other colleagues in my organization?

    No. Course registration is per individual. Sharing your login privileges with individuals who have not paid for the course is considered a copyright violation. Individuals who are not appropriately registered for the course are also not eligible for a Certificate of Completion or CEUs. We track each student's learning journey, so that we may better support your learning goals. On a shared account, it would be hard for an individual to keep track of their progress through the course. The system is designed to track student progress and resume course content where they left off. As such, it's impossible for the experience to be replicated for more than one individual.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Our goal is to make sure that you have the best learning experience possible. If Evolve Online Learning isn’t for you, then email us within 10 days of the date of your purchase, and we’ll offer a full refund for your course. Courses that are more than 50% complete are exempt from the refund policy. Send refund requests to [email protected].

  • Are CEUs available for this course?

    Yes. This course is pre-approved for 9.75 continuing education hours available through the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) provided all LIVE sessions are attended and all video content is completed.

  • Who do I contact, if I have questions along the way?

    Send your questions to [email protected].

The Eden Alternative is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on creating a world that celebrates aging and human potential.

Dedicated to creating quality of life for elders and their care partners, wherever they may live, we offer person-directed training and consultation services designed to create revolutionary shifts in the culture of care.

From the nursing home to the neighborhood street, The Eden Alternative provides a flexible framework for personal and organizational transformation that honors each individual and supports empowerment, growth, and purpose. For more information, visit

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