You Are Here: A roadmap for the end of life

“I’ve got time…”

“I feel alone in this…no one else wants to talk about it…”

“I know I’m feeling stuck in my life right now, but I don’t know how to get a jump-start…”

“Where do I even start with all these big questions?”

Life is short…and most people don’t have a plan for the end of it.

So what matters most to you? And how might you live your life differently if you only had a short time left?

 

Many people know that it’s important to talk about end-of-life care planning – and probably have experiences of how hard it can be when people don’t talk within families about advance directives and end-of-life priorities. But for most of us, it’s easy to put that kind of thinking and conversation on the back burner.

We understand these feelings and questions.

As longtime hospice nurses, end-of-life doulas, and educators, we’ve seen close up how hard these conversations and reflections can be. Talking about our mortality – what matters most to us – how to live more intentionally – that takes energy and focus. Talking about end-of-life wishes within our families can feel like an uphill struggle. And we also know what a difference it can make to have a plan and to move forward with energy and focus. It can be life-changing and transformational for some people.

Most of us haven’t been taught how to die – how to live out the last part of our lives in a way that honors who we are and what’s most important to us. Perhaps you’ve seen how many families come to the end of life unprepared and unfamiliar with death and dying. And what happens when we’re not clear about what we want. Additionally, we may not have examples in our lives of people dying in a more conscious way, based on their priorities and values. So it’s hard to imagine what’s possible.

That’s why we have created a safe and supportive space to engage with these ideas of living and dying more consciously, more creatively. We know what a difference it makes to encourage this conversation.

You Are Here: A roadmap for the end of life

Sept. 7-28
Weekly from 6:00-8:30pm EST
$199
*Institute members and friends use code BBDFRIENDS and receive $50 off!

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In this course, you will explore rich content and contemplate reflection questions in many dimensions of life.

You will also experience a live group exchange of ideas as you make an action plan for yourself. For most people, this process is transformative and full of discovery.

Examples of great resource documents that will be available to you include:

  • A variety of advance directive templates
  • Non-violent communication tools for holding challenging conversations
  • Rituals and spiritual practices to support the dying process
  • Information on innovative after-death care – home funerals, green burials & death midwives
  • Ideas for legacy projects and ethical wills
  • The basics of hospice and palliative care
  • Resource list of books, films, podcasts & online videos

By the end of the course, you will leave with:

  • A clear, practical & detailed plan for moving forward with your end-of-life wishes
  • A deeper understanding of what matters most to you
  • A commitment to specific action steps that you have created for moving forward
  • Resources that will support your ongoing exploration of end-of-life priorities
  • Video recording examples of new ways to imagine the end of life
  • An experience of group support & validation for the important questions of your life
  • The offer of (1) discounted individual coaching session of 45 min. to keep you focused and on track with your plan

Imagine how good you’ll feel to have completed something important that you’ve been putting off for months or years, and to have done this work with caring, experienced nurses you can trust to support you.

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“The beauty of the practice is that we can evaluate our lives even before we are on our deathbed. If we are not living the life we wish to live, how can we change that now, while there is still time?”

~Ondrea Levine

 


Trish Rux is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse, End-of-Life Doula, and Conscious Dying Educator. She has over eight years of experience in an inpatient hospice unit caring for people and their families during active dying. Along with Institute classes, Trish also teaches focused awareness meditation and mindfulness and uses those practices in her daily life.  She is passionate about community death care and when she is not exploring ways to normalize talking about death she enjoys playing with her grandchildren, gardening, and reading. Trish offers both group and individual coaching with regard to end of life preparation. Learn more here.


Jan Booth is a Registered Nurse and has worked for many years at the intersection of quality of life and end of life, as a hospice/palliative care nurse and as an end-of-life coach and educator. She served as faculty for the Conscious Dying Institute, and is current faculty for both the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy and the New York Open Center’s integrative thanatology certificate program. She loves to present workshops on the transformative possibilities of exploring end-of-life care, grief and loss. Additionally, Jan is the author of Re-Imagining the End-of-Life: Self-Development & Reflective Practices for Nurse Coaches, and one of the co-authors of Bold Spirit Caring for the Dying.