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End of Life Planning & Paperwork Workshop

Two Part Workshop Series with Lee Warren

End of Life Planning & Paperwork Workshop

Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death!

Join us for this two-part ONLINE series.

 

8 Hours at the following times:

Part 1: Saturday, September 3, 2022. 2-6pm 

Part 2: Saturday, September 17, 2022. 2-6pm 

Times are Eastern Time Zone.

Contemplate important end-of-life questions and prepare the necessary documents in a supportive group process. 

Detailed Description:

Join me for this sacred journey to contemplate end-of-life intentions and prepare the appropriate documents.

Whether for yourself or for a loved one, intentionally preparing for death honors life and greatly increases the likelihood of having a good death.

Creating clear end-of-life paperwork is important for all stages of life and health. Written documents help loved ones know what to expect, guide our own inner and outer processes and, when the time comes, allow us to turn our attention to the mystery and magic inherent in the dying process. As we make the time and space to contemplate important end-of-life questions, we become more comfortable considering, discussing, and deciding on all aspects of the ideal journey.

This workshop series will focus on death literacy and provide an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. The Five Wishes document is an internationally renowned advanced directive often described as a “living will with a heart and soul.”

We will address:

  • The Five Wishes
  • Addendum to the Five Wishes
  • Dementia Directive
  • MOST & DNR
  • After Death Considerations 
  • Home Funeral & Home Burial Overview
  • Financial Considerations

During our time together, you will receive an overview of the entire spectrum of end-of-life paperwork, focus extensively on end-of-life directives, dive into after-death options, and come away with a profoundly expanded understanding of end-of-life options. 

Expect expert information, real-life examples, one-on-one and group discussions, opportunities for contemplation, resources galore, and easy discussions, as well as active encouragement for next steps. Working in a group context allows for a depth of sharing that is not accessible in an individual process. The supportive group atmosphere offers an exchange of ideas, experiences, stories, and support as you work through your process. And you may join in a movement that ultimately builds death-literate and death-positive communities.

A minimum of 8 hours together is needed to cover these topics and engage in the paperwork involved.

Sharing, conversation, contemplating, and discussion are an important part of this process. 

Schedule

Part 1
September 3, 2022. 2-6pm:

  • Overview & Intro
  • Death Philosophies
  • Introductions & Intentions
  • Five Wishes – Wish 1, Health Care Agent
  • Go Wish Card Game
  • Five Wishes – Wish 2, End of Life Measures
  • Addendum for Wishes 1 & 2
  • Detailed Discussions & Breakouts
  • End of Life Checklist
  • Homework Assignments
  • Check-out

Part 2
September 17, 2022. 2-6pm:

  • Five Wishes – Wishes 3, 4, and 5
  • Addendum to Five Wishes
  • Signature, Notarization, Next Steps
  • Advanced Dementia Care
  • MOST & DNR
  • Checklist Revisit
  • After Death Options
  • Home Preparations
  • After Death Options
  • Financial Overview
  • Community Next Steps
  • Closing

Instructor

Lee Warren has been fortunate to learn from the dying in the context of a village. Over the course of two years, from 2016 to 2018, there were six deaths at Earthaven Ecovillage, the place she’s called home for more than two decades.

Those deaths, and the generous people who experienced them, were incredible opportunities for service to the great mystery. From end-of-life paperwork preparation, to working with hospice and sitting with the dying, to collaborating with blood families on all aspects of the death process, to tending our beloveds for after death services, to creating home wakes, home funerals, and home burials, the village came alive with cooperation and the magic of synchronized flow.

These end-of-life ceremonies and rituals weave together the fabric of community, which gives meaning to every aspect of the death process. People, both from within and from outside the village, expressed how life-changing and heart-expansive these experiences were for them.

What Lee learned during this sacred time is the following:

  • Death is a gift for all involved.
  • We have everything we need internally for a good death.
  • Conscious and positive death experiences are possible.
  • Preparing in advance, both internally and externally, makes a good death more possible.
  • A village context is by far the best way to depart. So let’s build the village. Everywhere.
  • Tending to the dying creates a bond with the whole in a way that nothing else does.

Lee has woven end-of-life education into her community building work as foundation to becoming alive, present, and embodied humans. 

End of Life Planning & Paperwork Attendee Testimonials

  • “An incredibly helpful workshop. Lee helped me prepare for my own death as well as prepare to serve the dying and their families in my immediate family and others in my death doula work.”

  • “From the opening moments of the workshop, Lee’s wisdom is apparent. Even through zoom, she connects and inspires as through she is in your room. It’s clear that she is a master of all the materials she presented.”

  • Lee’s teaching style has a lovely blend of organizational fortitude and down-to-earth compassion. She’ll keep everyone on task while being warm and genuinely open to input. I particularly appreciated the treasure trove of well-researched resources/experiences that she shared with us, the space she made for us to connect with each other, and her patience while we all navigated new technology.”

  • This topic has been avoided for years. Lee made it palatable: Engaging! I’m motivated to continue! I needed this!”

  • “I highly recommend this workshop. It’s deepest value is in providing an experience of community connection around the often challenging subject of dying and death.”

     

  • “Lee’s experience around death and dying lends to thorough and clear direction for exploring and documenting one’s final wishes. Participation in this workshop is invaluable for peace of mind around your death and for those left to carry out your intentions.”

     

  • “The workshop was as thorough as it was spacious. It covered difficult topics with grace and neutrality. Lee is gifted at managing group process while insuring she attended to individual needs and desires. I highly recommend Lee as a resource for the topic and encourage you to attend the workshop if it speaks to you.”

     

  • “This workshop offers a bounty of resources, including the participants who lend support, education and direction. It’s truly a beautiful unfolding of community in process! I feel so much more well-equipped to address the issues of approaching my end-of-life.”

  • “I highly recommend this workshop to absolutely everyone. And ASAP too! None of us can know when the moment will come that we must leave our body (and life as we know it) behind forever. Being as prepared as we can be for such creates more grace and ease in one’s living.”

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Objectives/Outcomes:

  • Develop a comfort with end-of-life discussions
  • Understand our end-of-life philosophies
  • Engage with death-positive cultural mindsets
  • Discuss examples of external and internal preparations for death
  • Share about a deceased loved one
  • Experience inspiration for end-of-life preparation
  • Contemplate end-of-life issues
  • Discover the categories of end-of-life paperwork
  • Distinguish end of life paperwork that pertains to pre- and post- death
  • Discuss health care agents and their ideal characteristics
  • Contemplate personal health care agent choices
  • Understand the range of life-prolonging measures
  • Discuss personal desire for life-prolonging measures
  • Experience the Go Wish Card Game
  • Practice conversations with loved ones about end of life topics
  • Experiment with an end-of-life checklist
  • Engage with Five Wishes addendums
  • Discover the Dementia Directive, Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST), and DNR options
  • Discuss and contemplate choices for disposition of the body
  • Learn from the home funeral and home burial practices at Earthaven
  • Learn from others’ experiences
  • Understand end-of-life financial choices
  • Build capacity for end-of-life conversations
  • Learn about the movement and share the possibilities for death-literate communities
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Sliding Scale Donation Structure:

Sliding Scale is a type of fee structure where people with fewer resources can pay a lower price and people with more resources can pay a higher price. In this system the student determines the rate, no questions asked. There is an inherent trust, allowance, and collaboration in this system that honors both the time and experience of the teacher as well as intuition, income, and ability of the client.

That being said, PLEASE choose the highest level on the sliding scale that you can. A good rule of thumb: Pay at a price point that is a stretch but not a strain. Grassroots educators are akin to artists and farmers. We rely on receiving a livable wage to continue to offer high quality education at an affordable price. If all of our students choose the lowest price point, these offerings become unsustainable. 

Other Details:

This workshop is offered with the spirit of community in mind. The minimum suggested donation is $65. 

There needs to be at least 12-15 people for this workshop to run. If we don’t meet the minimum you will be refunded in full. 

When you click the PayPal button, you will see a window popup for you to enter your PayPal information or a credit card. PayPal keeps your transactions safe.

There are no refunds for this workshop.

If you’d like to attend but don’t have the funds, please contact me via the contact form in the right sidebar. No one turned away for lack of funds.

This workshop is offered approximately twice a year. Stay tuned for future dates if you cannot make this one.

Special Offer

For Previous Attendees

For folks who have previously taken this workshop and want to do another round, below please find special pricing. Some people take this workshop multiple times and get a lot out of it each time. Also, previous attendees are able to contribute much to the group process. 


Sliding Scale Donation Structure:

Sliding Scale is a type of fee structure where people with fewer resources can pay a lower price and people with more resources can pay a higher price. In this system the student determines the rate, no questions asked. There is an inherent trust, allowance, and collaboration in this system that honors both the time and experience of the teacher as well as intuition, income, and ability of the client.

That being said, PLEASE choose the highest level on the sliding scale that you can. A good rule of thumb: Pay at a price point that is a stretch but not a strain. Grassroots educators are akin to artists and farmers. We rely on receiving a livable wage to continue to offer high quality education at an affordable price. If all of our students choose the lowest price point, these offerings become unsustainable. 

Other Details for Previous Attendees:

This workshop is offered with the spirit of community in mind. The minimum suggested donation for previous attendees is $40.

When you click the PayPal button, you will see a window popup for you to enter your PayPal information or a credit card. PayPal keeps your transactions safe.

There are no refunds for this workshop.

If you’d like to attend but don’t have the funds, please contact me via the contact form in the right sidebar. No one turned away for lack of funds.

This workshop is offered approximately twice a year. Stay tuned for future dates if you cannot make this one.

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  • Patrick Davis, MA

    Hospice Chaplin & Leadership Coach

    “After 25 years of coaching leaders and teams, I have found Lee’s Relational Leadership workshop to be a unique and powerful combination of both practical tools and effective leadership  principles. Her proven experience leading different causes makes for an approach that balances both head and heart.” 

  • Evalena Rose

    Meta Therapist & Channel

    "Lee is an experienced and truly competent guide in the vast landscapes of end of life plans. Her thoughtful pacing helps us navigate the territory of decisions to make, who to involve, emotions and choices. Being supported in preparing for this rite of passage by creating our death care team settles a lot in me. I highly recommend. Everyone involved will benefit."

  • Teri Grunthaner

    Re: Thriving in Community Workshop

    "This course covers the vital social-emotional aspects of community that just isn't talked about openly enough. I so appreciated Lee's candid sharing of her own experience and warm encouragement of our own self-reflection. I truly believe that if more folks did the kind of personal and interpersonal work Lee outlines in this course, more communities would thrive!"

  • Keary Jenkins

    Executive Vice President & Wellness Coordinator

    "When I heard Lee say, "functional teams demonstrate communication, transparency, and trust," in her Relational Leadership workshop, it changed everything for me. I'm being that change in my workplace and finding others who resonate with that change. It is having impact with everyone in the entire organization, including the CEO. Employees who felt powerless in the past are now starting to light up. Our work ecology is changing and the transformation is beyond powerful."