(1 credit)  This course will focus on developing practical contemplative care and counseling skills, applicable in therapeutic, organizational, and interpersonal contexts. Using techniques such as role-plays, self-assessment exercises, and other forms of experiential learning and skills building, students deepen self-awareness and its influence on their role in working with others. Special topics will include Buddhist and Western approaches to suffering and healing, how to form a helping relationship, difficult emotions, grief and loss, chronic illness, pain, conflict resolution, and multicultural issues.