Death By Design
Neil Beresin, Chaplain & Poet
Neil Beresin has worked with individuals and families in hospitals, hospice, schools, and private practice. Multiple lenses frame Neil's practice, including the work of theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel, Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön, psychologists Francis Weller and Murray Bowen, physician/writer Rachael Naomi Remen and the practice of mindfulness through poetry.
Neil sees radical listening and reverent attentiveness as a spiritual practice. He meets individuals where they are and focus on helping them increase their ability to cope with what are often extraordinary circumstances. The focuses may be to increase ones’ ability to manage change, vulnerability, anxiety, fear, and the overwhelming heartache that emerges. It may include assisting individuals to connect or reconnect to practices, people, and principles that matter most to them. Neil may use poetry to provide additional comfort, deepen the space between us, and encourage reflection and opening.
Neil Beresin helps individuals reflect on, metabolize, and shape their loss in a safe, sacred, meditative space.