Workshops

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Design your own workshop or event!

Whether to educate and support your own staff, your community, special group, or a combination, I make it easy.
Choosing from a variety of topics, designed to promote knowledge, comfort, and affirmation in a meaningful way, to become effective and compassionate guides for those facing the end of life. It’s a journey we are on together, all of us impacted, all of us learning together.

Full day workshop –
• for your staff and/or your community of helpers, such as healthcare professionals, clergy, volunteers, funeral directors, elder law attorneys, and the like.

Full workshop with evening community event
• an opportunity to also showcase your own work thru your advertisements, information tables, gather data/needs assessments so you can build on this and develop programs based on the data collected.

Two day workshop to allow for more skill building
Add-on options:
• Any of the above with additional monthly support sessions thru the web
• Purchase books or DVD’s for outreach purposes or to provide patients and families. Stamp them with your business name for promotion. 10% discount for orders more than 50.

 

Topics

Topics include but are not limited to:

My Life, My Choice – Navigating the Challenges of End of Life Decision-Making (Lay group)
Decisions based on fear, lack of information or misinformation can have devastating consequences. By understanding the legal, ethical and emotional issues that can complicate end of life decision-making, we will identify resources and methods to overcome barriers. Improved communication and navigation will help assure your rights and choices are upheld.

Balancing on a Shifting Rug – Navigating Challenges of End of Life Decision-making (Professional)
Decisions based on fear, lack of information or misinformation can have devastating consequences. By understanding the legal, ethical and emotional issues that can complicate end of life decision-making, we will identify resources and methods to overcome barriers. Improved communication and navigation will help assure your rights and choices are upheld.

Navigating the Storm – Tools for the Caregivers
We explore the challenges of caring for someone who is terminally ill. Issues of loss, grief, self care and enhancing communication are discussed.

Pain Hurts Everyone – Understanding and Managing Pain
The myths and misconceptions about pain are examined in addition to understanding the physiology and impact of pain and how best to promote comfort.

Transforming Dying, Transforming Ourselves
We will explore issues that people facing a terminal illness may confront, including concerns about quality of life, fear of being a burden, loss of independence, loss meaning, purpose and the impact on patient and caregiver alike. Viewing “Living Through Dying – The Struggle for Grace”, you will witness how others face these issues and examine how both their and our experiences can be transformed to find new meaning.

From Touchy to Touching –Demystifying the Dying Process
This provides the opportunity to face fears about dying as the physical, psychosocial and mysterious aspects will be examined. By understanding the process and body’s wisdom, this provides information for better decision-making, and managing the changes to promote comfort. For the professional, it provides you the simple explanations you can use that diminish fear and promote understanding, acceptance and closure.

More Than Words — Improving Communication Skills in End of Life Care
We examine the role of a healer and the value of vulnerability and respectful initial introductions. Participants will then work in dyads with simple but powerful exercises to strengthen our connection and promote insight and understanding of the person we are serving.

Through the Fire
Experience a powerful dying exercise to raise awareness and compassion.

Healing Partnerships: Improving Communication with Your Healthcare Team and Family
Progressive illness can create many complex issues as you adjust to the impact on your life. For both patient and caregiver, excellent communication with your healthcare provider and loved ones is critical to assure your concerns are addressed and your values and wishes are honored.

Worst Fear Meets Best Friend – The Hospice Alternative
Understand the comprehensive benefits of hospice, dispel the myths and misconceptions, recognize the timing of a referral, and learn how to select a hospice program. We will explore the many benefits of this comprehensive program that supports those facing a terminal illness. We will also examine your choices and ways to overcome common barriers.



 

Additional Titles

• Preparing Your Legacy – Living Well and Dying well
• Before their time or right on time? Exploring the Impact of hastened deaths
• How our own grief impacts our work
• Overcoming Fear as the Silent Decision-Maker
• Demystifying and Transforming Dying – in Pursuit of the Good Death
• Overcoming Failures and Misconceptions of Advance Directives
• Just One More Bite — Understanding Changes in Eating and Drinking Near the End of Life
• More Than Words — Improving Communication Skills in End of Life Care
• Through the Fire — A Dying Exercise to Raise Awareness & Compassion
• The Role of Healer and the Value of Vulnerability
Still not sure?
Sample workshop agendas available.