Preparing both internally and externally for our own death can help our loved ones know what to expect, guide our own process, reduce worry, and allow us to devote our attention, when it’s time, to the mystery and magic of the dying process. Contemplating our end of life wishes in a group builds a death literate community that be supportive at every stage of the life and death process.
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 cover:
Expect discussion, examples, engagement, stories, resources, slide show, and active encouragement in this supportive environment. You will start and/or finish much of the paperwork listed. Join me for this sacred opportunity to contemplate your end of life intentions. Honor yourself and your loved ones.
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.
“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!”
This workshop is now being offered through the School of Integrated Living (SOIL). Information and registration can be found there.
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"Lee conveys the importance of end of life planning with humor and wisdom. Together our community group was able to thoughtfully explore these decisions we tend to avoid. The sense of relief many of us felt at the end of the day was palpable. What a gift for our friends and families as we take the burden of hard decisions off their shoulders by ensuring our wishes are known ahead of time! So grateful."
"The End of Life workshop with Lee Warren helped me to organize my thoughts while also inviting me to honor my feelings and hopes for that time of life. Lee is an excellent facilitator."