Emily Lauren Burg
Emily provides spiritual care and counseling to people of all faith traditions, religions and backgrounds seeking to make meaning of their life experiences. Using a pastoral care approach drawn from her experiences as a hospital and hospice chaplain, Emily empowers people to make changes and address transitions in their lives. She often combines yoga and meditation with spiritual counseling to help people address stress, anxiety and fear, especially when faced with illness.
Emily currently provides one-on-one hourly spiritual counseling sessions to people with cancer at weSPARK Cancer Support Community, bringing her fourteen years of experience with yoga and her growing knowledge of spiritual care to the wellness community. She also teaches yoga and meditation to people with and affected by cancer at the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center.
Formerly a hospice chaplain at Alive Hospice, one of the oldest non-profit hospices in the United States, Emily provided spiritual care to the dying and the bereaved of all faith traditions. She began her training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, working under the Christian Chaplain and for the Palliative Care Service to provide spiritual care for patients and their loved ones of all religions, which included prayer, spiritual counseling, end-of-life decision making and bereavement support, as well offering yoga and meditation.
Emily maintains her deep interest in working holistically with critically ill patients, their families and the health care workers who support them through her volunteer efforts for the Palliative Care Network, a global knowledge exchange community of Palliative Care professionals.