Claire B. Willis
I am a clinical social worker and have practiced in the fields of oncology and bereavement for more than two decades.
I have worked in hospice care for many years, both as a volunteer and a social worker. As a lay Buddhist chaplain ordained by Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, I have focused on contemplative practices for end-of-life care. For the past five years, I have been a student of Koshin Paley Ellison, a founding teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
I am the author of Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Green Writers Press, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2014).
I lead bereavement, end-of-life, support, and therapeutic writing groups and maintain a private practice at my home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Photo by Marnie Crawford Samuelson