A free workshop on the use of the Difficult Conversations Workbook will be offered on Thursday, May 9, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT. Participants will learn how to use the workbook as a guide for identifying and communicating about issues and concerns in facing chronic and incurable illnesses. The training is open to patients, family, friends, healthcare providers and clergy. The workshop will be facilitated by CCM founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman and will feature panel discussion with various care-giving professionals, including a palliative care physician, nurse, social worker and chaplain. The workshop is supported by a grant from the Ottauquechee Health Foundation. For information or to pre-register for this free event, call CCM at 802-442-5800 or email SpeakSooner@gmail.com .