How can we become more empowered at our end of life?   
A series of three semin​ars  providing the support you need to explore that territory.

Training Seminars- Phase one
Awakening to Life and Death
What factors shape your quality of life?

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Four Week Seminar Series 
Fall Dates TBA
Contact Speakingofdeath@icloud.com

 
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Investigation​​​​​​​​​​​​

Interactive and mulit-media seminars on the perceptions and influences that impact  our choices.

  • Perceptions Of Death and Dying
  • Grief, Denial and Loss 
  • Agency and Advocacy 
  • Unfinished Business
  • Our Relationships
  • Purpose In Aging and Death
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 seminar is a highly interactive,  multi-media approach to having a clear understanding of our choices.
How Do You Make Your
Most Important Decisions? 

Training Seminars- Phase two
 Thursdays, May 17th - June 7th
Designing Advanced Directives
Setting the Groundwork 

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Design​

A creative and engaging approach
to designing our advanced directives and getting our affairs in order.
 
  • Quality of Life In Medical Choice
  • Medical Advocacy 
  • Communicating Your Wishes 
  • Legal Entitlements
  • Creating Your Exit Box
  • Our Final Wishes




Dates: Thursdays, May 17th - June 7th, 5 -7 PM
Cost:  $100 for a Four Week Seminar  
Location: Sebastopol Area Senior Center

Contact: Speakingofdeath@icloud.com





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Advanced Directives or a living will gives direction to the medical treatment we want at end of life, in particular if we can no longer advocate for ourselves.   A health care power of attorney is appointed by us to make health care decisions.   The health care agent (also called an attorney-in-fact or proxy) becomes our spokesperson on a range of medical treatments.  Aside from advanced directive there is other paperwork that our loved ones need in case of an sudden death or lack of an ability to communicate. This seminar provides the opportunity to get all our information in order and to assure we have the right conversations in regard to our advocacy. ​​​​​
What Do You Have In Order For Your Doctors, Loved Ones, and Caregivers?  

Training Seminars- Phase three
 Thursdays, September 6th - 27th​
A Dying Legacy
The Path Towards Our Final Passage



Dates: Thursdays, September 6th - 27th, 5 - 7 PM
Cost:  $100 for a Four Week Seminar  
Location: Sebastopol Area Senior Center
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Contact:  Speakingofdeath@icloud.com


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Implimentation:​​​​

Comprehensive support for an empowering our final stage.   

  • Balance and Tranquility 
  • Stewardship and Completions
  • Positive Rites of Passage
  • Choices in How We Die
  • Physical Aspects Of Dying
  • Facing Into The Mystery Of 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 honoring our relationships and the wisdom of our unique journeys.  Our final rights of passage can last years and yet can also be a very meaningful time.  In this phase, the social expectations change and we are more interdependent.  The circumstances that previously sustained our sense of purpose can change.  There may be no greater opportunity to share than when we say goodbye. And there may be no greater legacy to leave than in how we make our final farewell. This seminar provides the personal and social structures of support that will help you transition with greater ease. ​​​​
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How Can You Leave A Positive Legacy In Your Final Transition?