This retreat is designed for: anyone interested in exploring conscious dying and how to ease this journey for the dying.
Including: home and family caregivers, hospice professionals, healing arts professionals, clinical leaders, volunteers, friends and family.
The retreat offers opportunities for deeply personal and community oriented learning.
PART ONE ( two days)
Preparing for a conscious dying experience while living consciously.
Understanding the role of the End of Life Transition Guide
• Integrating old and new wisdoms
• Exploring the place of ritual as part of the end of life journey
Redefining what it means to care for our own in modern times
PART TWO ( two days)
• Caring for our own after death.
• Tools for individuals, families and professional care providers.
• After death care, bathing, vigil, preservation and final goodbyes.
• Creating Life Celebrations and Home Funerals for modern times.
• Walking with grief.
For information on speaking engagements, guest lectures, workshops and events please contact Birgitta.
Past event topics include:
Talking about sex won’t get you pregnant and talking about death won’t kill you – An overview of current and changing end of life choices and practices in the US and the importance of planning and communication around death and dying.
Well Be-ing in times of uncertainty and transition – growing your ability for emotional and spiritual (self)healing and compassionate caregiving
The importance of Advanced Health Care Directives – you either have a plan or you have a panic! Preparing for the “WHAT IF’S of life”
Roadmap 101- Advanced planning – A gift to yourself and those you love.
Conscious living – conscious dying – a mindful approach to life and death.
Death literacy – Acceptance of death as a part of the circle of life can transform both our cultural narrative and our personal relationships.
Stories as tools – Creating legacy, sharing wisdom, fostering understanding, and strengthening ties of belonging and unity.
Holistic practices for end-of-life – Old, new and alternative ways of caring for our own at the end of life.
In the end…there is only love – an evening of discovery.
The final goodbye – The inspired funeral – Caring for our own – Alternative after death practices and new developments in how we approach funerals and other final arrangements.