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Education.Exploration.

 Empowerment through education. Peace through preparation.

Our mission is carried out through varied means of education delivery and support services.

We provide education and information via classes, workshops, speaking events, discussion groups, seminars, and retreats and private sessions.

For more information, pricing and scheduling, contact Jacki.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. - Max Planck 

For more information, pricing and scheduling: jacki@inthecircleoflife.org

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Scripting End-of-Life Wishes

You may or may not already have Advance Directives completed but there may be details to consider about which you are unaware. This presentation provides critical information for completing advance directives that will represent your end-of-life wishes. 

 

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Ethical Issues at the End-of-Life

There is nearly every way we can be kept alive today, but just because we can, should we?  Would you want kept alive with a feeding tube? Can you withhold food and fluids at the end-of-life? 

These questions and more will be explored with scenarios in group discussion.

Death is Not a Medical Event

Death is sacred. So, why and how has it become to be viewed as a medical event? This presentation seeks to answer this question and explores ways to return death to its natural, sacred place. 

Being with Dying: When Presence is Enough

Many of us are uncomfortable being around someone who is dying. What should I say? What should I do?  This presentation explores what it means and "looks like" to "be" with someone who is dying. 

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Caring for the Dying

Learning about the dying process and what care to anticipate can be beneficial for everyone. An overview of care in the last months and days will be presented. 

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Living with a Mindfulness of Mortality

How might your life be transformed through changing your relationship with death? How might your death be transformed? We delve into how to bring this companion: death, more fully into our lives to create greater peace in life and in dying.

Natural After-Death Alternatives: Home Funerals & Natural Burials

What is old is new again? Or so the adage goes. 

Home Funerals and Natural Burials are making their way back into the mainstream as we in our society look for more, casual and intimate ways to honoring our deceased loved ones. 

Myths will be dispelled and information provided regarding these alternatives. 

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Serving the Dying: The End-of-Life Doula

Fairly new to the death & dying scene, the doula is another layer of support in caring for the dying, with a focus on non-medical care and support of the dying and loved ones. Doula serve at all stages in the process: from advance care planning to funeral celebrants. 

This presentation offers information about their purposes and services available.

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