2020 Burbank Heights Series
Explore, Express and Honor End of Life 

I.D.I.E. Series
Three Series/ Four Workshops Each
Investigate, Design, Implement & Endings
A Comprehensive Approach To Preparing For Our Last Stages

A workshop  series for people of all ages and stages, who want to empower thier last chapter
and who want to provide care to others with knowledge and compassion.  

Four Week Workshop
 
Foundation One- Investigate

What Are The Influences and Values That Shape Your Life?

First Series
January 17-April 17,  2020
One workshop monthly 
Third Friday of the month 12:15-1:45

Burbank Heights and Orchards
7777 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Explore
 Your Choices​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Interactive and mulit-media workshops on what impacts  our choices.


  • Session One: January 17th, 2020

  • Personal and Cultural Perceptions of Death and Dying

  • Session Two : February 21, 2020

  • Grief, Loss and Letting Go  

  • Session Three: March 20, 2020

  • Stewardship of Belongings

  • Session Four: April 17, 2020 

  • Finishing Business




A death denying norm is reinforced by an age denying culture, as well as a perception of dis-ease as a battle.  How do we prepare for a stage  that is hugely transformative and includes multiple levels of loss and change? lHow can we gather our relationships, accomplishments and connections in a way that is meaningful and leaves a positive legacy?  

Transition can be a time when slowing down enriches our life with greater insights and presence.  Our sense of  identity and purpose can evolve.  The way we choose to spend our time can reflect our values more consciously.  Every day we carve the way in setting the ground to die with peace and completion.  This workshop is instrumental to exploring what is possible on the path towards our final chapter. 
How do live your life in a meaningful way?  How will you die?

Four Week Workshop 

Foundation Two- Design The Map

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Second Series 
May 15-August 21,  2020
One workshop monthly 
Third Friday of the month 12:15-1:45

Burbank Heights and Orchards
7777 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Design​
​Setting the Groundwork

A creative and engaging approach
to designing our advanced directives and getting our affairs in order.
 

  • Session One: May 15, 2020

  •  Advocacy and Agency

  • Exploring Agreements, Expectations and Entitlements in End Stage

  • Session Two: June 19, 2020  

  • Advance Medical  Directives:
 
  • What Are The Medical Directives to bee completed for Decision Makers

  • Session Three: July 17, 2020
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  • Important Personal Paperwork in Order

  • Session Four: August 21, 2020

  • Alternative Funeral Arrangements

With the complexities of medical interventions,  longer life spans, and potential loss of personal agency, our wishes are more complex than whether or not to "Pull the plug"  In a culture of self sufficiency, we don't know how to easily function within dependencies.  Medical advocacy may be the most important request we ever ask of others, including medical professionals. 

As we consider an end of life plan that expands beyond medical directives it's helptul to explore the breadth and depth of our wishes.  This workshop series is a highly interactive,  multi-media approach to having a clear understanding of our choices and getting affairs in order that could otherwise create chaos and conflict during crucial decision making moments which could continue after our passing. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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What Do You Have In Order For Your  Loved Ones, Caregivers and Professionals?  

Four Week Workshop Series
 
Foundation Three and Four Implementation and Endings

Developing A Functional Plan 






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Third  Series 
September 18-December 18,  2020
One workshop monthly 
Third Friday of the month 12:15-1:45

Burbank Heights and Orchards
7777 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Implement and Endings

A Dying Legacy
The pathway to implement our wishes  


  • Session One: September 18, 2020

  • ​End of Life Options Act- What does it mean? What are the Qualifications and Protocols?


  • Session Two: Ocotober 16, 2020

  • Medical Options- What is the difference between, Curative, Palliative and Hospice Care? ​



  • Session Three: November 20, 2020
     
  • What Is A Death Doula or Midwife?

    The new movement of professional support to provide sacred space and assistance for final transitions


  • Session Four: December 18, 2020

  • Completions-   Rituals  and Ceremonies  Surrounding My Death.
 We can be empowered at the end of our lives to release and graciously offer what we have accumulated, not only in regard to our material possessions, but also in making choices that reflect our wisdom.  These choices are both complex and consequential not only in the quality of our lives but in the impact we have on those we care about.  

Medical interventions are encouraged during illness and it's difficult to know when it's time to turn our attention towards completion.  This series provides invaluable information from experts in the field on how to get support that is available in a time where both you and your loved ones need it the most.  
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How are you going to make your choices?
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What Will Be Your Dying Legacy?