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Communication in the Final Hours of Life with Malynda Cress

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on June 18, 2017 at 10:35 PM

Learn how this "interpreter for the unresponsive" works with hospice patients.


Thursday July 13, 2017

10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern


My guest Malynda Cress will discuss her work as a hospice volunteer who has the ability to interpret the messages of unresponsive patients at the very end of life. She will share stories of the patients she has worked with and how her ability to "hear" their needs has made a difference in their dying process and how she teaches caregivers and loved ones to interact with patients.



In this interview you will learn:

  • How Malynda developed the ability to communicate with the dying
  • How she perceives the messages that come to her
  • Why certain types of music are not helpful for the dying
  • A resource for free music online that supports the dying process
  • How to weigh the "benefits vs. the burden" of certain types of care in the final hours of life
  • Tips for caregivers and loved ones on offering "mindful presence" to the dying patient

Malynda Cress is a clinical hypnotherapist who is also trained as a Reiki Master in both the Usui and Karuna traditions. Following a prolonged severe illness that left her bedbound Malynda had a near-death experience, which resulted in her gradual recovery. As her strength slowly returned she discovered that she had acquired the ability to feel, hear and know the thoughts of the unresponsive dying. She has been serving as a hospice volunteer for the past 10 years where she has brought a calming presence and comfort to many dying patients.

Malynda is also a speaker and teacher who helps others develop their abilities to communicate with the dying. She is happy to connect with anyone who would like to learn from her or share stories. Contact her at [email protected]

Learn more about her work at:


Categories: Care of the Dying

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2 Comments

Reply Karen M. Wyatt
2:26 PM on July 7, 2017 
Hi Diane,
I think you'll benefit from listening to this interview with Malynda on July 13th. She talks about how she kept her gift hidden for many years as a hospice volunteer. When she finally came forward and mentioned that she could communicate with the dying she was told that wasn't appropriate for the hospice and they asked her not to use her skills. She eventually found another hospice that has embraced her work and she can be fully open about how she helps patients. I think it's important that we discover the language to use with hospices that won't trigger or alarm them. Talk about things like love, forgiveness, and meaning and point out transformation in patients and families when you see it. You can email Malynda directly at [email protected] if you would like to ask her for her input. I hope you get to listen to her interview!
Karen
Diane Adams says...
I am a 6 year Hospice Volunteer and I am also a trained Reiki Master and a student of the Ageless Wisdom for 20 years. The Hospice group I am affiliated with are sometimes reluctant to expand their spiritual views about death. There is much christianity practiced but the spiritual essence is blocked. I have often wondered how to broaden the spiritual values of my Hospice group. Do you have any suggestions? I am also interested in your techniques for communicating with those persons who are preparing to leave the physical world.
Reply Diane Adams
12:29 PM on July 7, 2017 
I am a 6 year Hospice Volunteer and I am also a trained Reiki Master and a student of the Ageless Wisdom for 20 years. The Hospice group I am affiliated with are sometimes reluctant to expand their spiritual views about death. There is much christianity practiced but the spiritual essence is blocked. I have often wondered how to broaden the spiritual values of my Hospice group. Do you have any suggestions? I am also interested in your techniques for communicating with those persons who are preparing to leave the physical world.