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a presentation of ... Creative Healing, LLC

                                   Opening The Heart Of Western Medicine

Welcome to the 2015 End-of-Life

University Access Pass Archives

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Thank you for purchasing the 2015 EOLU Access Pass! You will now be able to listen to these interviews loaded with information and inspiration whenever you like. All new interviews will be posted here within 48 hours after broadcast, so check this page frequently to see the new postings.


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  • Death Expo 2014 Resource Book
  • PDF Transcripts of Keynote Speakers from Death Expo 2014
  • MP3 Recording of the Get It Done Conversation Starter Workshop
  • Top 10 EOLU 2014 Interviews (Scroll down to bottom of the page for this bonus)

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2015 Death Expo Keynote Interviews:

Stephen Jenkinson


"Die Wise"

In this interview you will learn:

  • What are the roots and the consequences of death phobia in our society
  • Why learning to die is the antidote to death phobia
  • The downside of hope at the end-of-life
  • How grief counseling can go wrong for patients

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Ira Byock, MD


"The Best Care Possible:

Revolutionizing the Healthcare System"

  • Why "geography is destiny" when it comes to end-of-life care
  • The greatest issues facing end-of-life care in the U.S. at this time
  • Changes that need to be made: in Medicare laws, medical education, caregiver support, and staffing in medical facilities
  • Why we need an ethical approach to technological advances in medical treatment

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MD Panel Discussion:

"Changing the Medical Approach

to Death and Dying"


Monica Williams-Murphy, MD

Kevin Haselhorst, MD

Karen Wyatt, MD

In this interview you will learn: 

  • The most pressing issues in Western medicine regarding end-of-life care
  • What (if anything) is working well in our current system
  • Obstacles physicians face in helping patients at the end-of-life
  • What changes need to be made in the medical profession to improve end-of-life care for patients

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Kate Kalanick


"The Green Burial Movement:

The Wave of the Future"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • The history and mission of the Green Burial Council
  • The definition of "green" burial according to the GBC
  • What it takes to be certified by the GBC
  • How to promote green burial in your own community

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Caleb Wilde


"Confessions of a

Funeral Director"

  In this interview you will learn: 

  • Why funerals are important
  • The benefits and burdens of being a funeral director
  • How the funeral industry needs to change to keep up with current trends

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Donna Belk


"A Guide to the 'New' Home Funeral"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • The role of end-of-life and home funeral guides
  • An overview of the training necessary to become a guide
  • The benefits of receiving this type of training
  • How to promote home funerals in your own community

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Heidi Connolly


"Crossing the Rubicon:

Poems of Love & Grief"

In this interview you will learn:

  • How Heidi experienced after-death communication with her husband
  • The impact of this communication on her grief and healing process
  • How others suffering from loss and grief might benefit from her story

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Jeffrey Marks

"The Afterlife Interviews"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • How Jeffrey conceived of and conducted this project
  • An overview of the questions Jeffrey asked during the interviews and the type of answers he received
  • The most important lessons learned from the interviews

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Terri Daniel


"Conscious Grieving"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • The role of sacred ceremonies and ritual in the grief journey
  • How she learned a mystical approach to grief
  • How art can support us through our most difficult times and help us find hope and new beginnings

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Sarah Treanor


"Still, Life: A Photographic Journey Through Grief"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • How Sarah came to start the Still.Life project in the midst of her grieving process
  • What she learned about grief on her one-year journey
  • How art can support us through our most difficult times and help us find hope and new beginnings

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Jethro Heiko

"My Gift of Grace"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • How Jethro and his partners conceived of My Gift of Grace
  • How the game is played and who can play it
  • Results of a study involving the My Gift of Grace game
  • Stories and feedback from those who have benefitted from the game

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Moran Zur


"Safe Beyond: Leaving a

Digital Legacy"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • What inspired Moran to create Safe Beyond
  • Why a digital legacy is important
  • The features offered by Safe Beyond
  • How Safe Beyond can help survivors deal with grief

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2015 EOLU Interviews:

Pashta Marymoon

"Bedside Singing and Death Midwifery"

In this interview you will learn:

  • what "bedside singing" is and how it can be used for patients in the dying process
  • how patients benefit from bedside singing
  • about the Post-Death Care at Home Video Series that can be used to help educate home caregivers
  • what the "pan-death continuum" means and why it is important

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http://iTeleseminar.com/77929707

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Holly Pruett


"Death:OK - The Making of a Groundbreaking Community

Death-Positive Event"

In this interview you will learn:

  • How the idea for Death: OK originated
  • How to bring together interested parties to create a community event
  • The community response to a largescale event focused on death
  • Lessons learned from this groundbreaking experience

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Sarah Kerr


"In Praise of Funeral Directors:

A Death Midwife's Perspective"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • Why it is important for home funeral guides and traditional funeral directors to find ways to collaborate
  • Why two aspects of the home funeral process should be viewed separately: body care and ceremony
  • Ideas for "hybrid" types of after-death care that might involve both a death midwife and a funeral director
  • Why "Celebrations of Life" should not substitute for funerals

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Anita Brikman


"Moments of Life: Made Possible

by Hospice"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • How the Moments of Life campaign is changing misperceptions about hospice care
  • How cultural barriers to hospice care are being broken down by the Moments of Life videos
  • What tools are avaiable on the Moments of Life website for patients and providers
  • How you can help spread the word about this campaign in your own community
  • How to submit a story to the NHPCO to be part of the campaign

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Kevin Haselhorst MD

"Wishes to Die For"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • the role of Advance Care Directives in the emergency room setting
  • how proper preparation can ensure dignity at the end-of-life
  • how "Omega Care" would differ from traditional hospice care and why these differences are important

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http://iTeleseminar.com/74320437

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Carol Jones

"Through Kenny's Eyes: A Magnificent Journey from Illiness to Ecstasy"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • an inside look at the patient and caregiver journey through terminal illness
  • how Ken managed to find joy and excitement within the dying process
  • why grief can be a transformational experience when embraced as an act of sacred service
  • how Carol continues to be inspired by Ken's love and messages to her

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Molly Stuart


"Art and Conversations About Death"

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to engage communities, medical teams and families in conversation about the profound changes surrounding the end-of-life
  • How art can help individuals explore their own feelings about death and dying
  • Helpful resources for the dying such as music, chanting, praying, photography and massage

Read more ...

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Lee Webster


"National Home Funeral Alliance"

  • the history and mission of the National Home Funeral Alliance
  • how NHFA has become a thought leader in the home funeral movement
  • the importance of partnerships in the home funeral movement
  • why home funerals matter and who can do them
  • the benefits of being a member of the NHFA (even if you're not a home funeral guide!)

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http://iTeleseminar.com/70334616

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Kirsten DeLeo


"The Contemplative Approach to Care for the Dying"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • The meaning of spiritual care for the dying and why it is important for every patient
  • How the contemplative approach benefits both patients and providers of care
  • The professional and public courses available through the Spiritual Care Program, including the "Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate"
  • Read more ...

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Ella Bittel, Holistic Veterinarian


"Hospice Care for Our Animal Companions"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • What it takes to give hospice care to an animal family member including dogs and cats
  • How we can create conditions to allow for a peaceful hospice assisted natural death of our pet
  • How you can prepare so that giving hospice care to your animal becomes an option

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Magnum-Facility Dog

(and his human partner

Carol Mestemacher)


"The Power of Pet Therapy

for Hospice Patients"

  In this interview you will learn: 

  • How hospice patients can be helped by the presence of animals during the end-of-life
  • What kind of training is required for a dog to become a therapy dog
  • How to start a pet therapy program at your hospice or nursing home

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Kimberly Paul


"Begin The Conversation -

Advance Care Planning Resources"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • How the BTC Toolkit can be used to introduce the concept of Advance Care Planning to people of all ages
  • The 7 step process recommended in the BTC Workbook
  • How Begin the Conversation differs from other advance care planning resources
  • How to access the tools offered by BTC 

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Kees Veldboer


"Ambulance Wish Foundation: Making a Last Wish Come True"

In this interview you will learn:

  • How this non-profit in the Netherlands began granting wishes for dying patients
  • Stories of patients who have been helped through Ambulance Wish
  • How to start a wish-granting foundation

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://iTeleseminar.com/67724841

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Conscious Dying Symposium


with John Wadsworth, Rev. Olivia Bareham, Karen Wyatt MD

In this interview you will learn: 

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://iTeleseminar.com/69252780

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Rev. Olivia Bareham


"Conscious Dying: Preparing for a Peaceful Transition"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • a practical definition of conscious dying
  • steps to prepare for a conscious death
  • how a death midwife can assist a patient and their family in this process
  • why home vigils and funerals are an important factor in conscious dying

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Ken Wilber


"Grace and Grit: Conscious Love and Conscious Dying"

In this powerful and heartfelt interview Ken and Karen will discuss the subject of "Conscious Dying" and how the life and death of Ken's wife Treya so beautifully teach us to live and die consciously, as told in Ken's book Grace and Grit.

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Mitcheal Metzner, PhD


"Anam Cara: The Non-Medical

Social Model for Hospice Care"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • the history of the non-medical social model for hospice care
  • the difference between the non-medical social model and the medical inpatient model of hospice care
  • how to overcome community resistance to neighborhood hospice care
  • guidelines for starting a social model hospice house
  • how Anam Cara is meeting the challenges of being a small stand-alone non-profit organization                

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Nina Manolson


"How to Nourish Yourself

While Caring For Someone Else"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • how a "green smoothie" can energize your day and change your life
  • healthy, easy snacks for busy caregivers
  • a simple daily strategy for healthy eating
  • how to stock your pantry and refrigerator for quick and healthy meals

Read more ...

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Shelley Sparks

"Feng Shui for the

Hospice Environment"

You will learn:

  • the basic principles of Feng Shui and how to apply them to a modern hospice environment
  • tips for placement of the bed in a hospice room
  • the use of color and lighting in hospice settings
  • the importance of organizing and managing clutter in a patient's room

Read more ...

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Jessica McCannon, MD


"The Conversation Project"

In this interview you will learn:

  • How and why The Conversation Project was started
  • The value of telling stories about the end-of-life
  • Benefits of The Conversation Starter Kit and The Pediatric Starter Kit
  • How doctors might utilize The Conversation Starter Kit

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

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Choices and Dignity in Dying Symposium

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Arline Hinckley


"Why We Need Compassion and Choices"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • Why physician assisted "suicide" is not considered an accurate term
  • The end-of-life options offered to patients during a consultation with Compassion and Choices
  • The process patients must follow to utilize the Death With Dignity law
  • The statistics for Washington: how many people actually seek assistance with dying and how many follow through
  • How Death With Dignity laws can offer peace and reassurance to dying patients

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=65702541

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Blyth Lord


"Caring For A Child With

Life-Limiting Illness"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • What factors are most helpful to families coping with the devastating loss of a child.
  • The benefits of Pediatric Palliative Care from a parent's perspective.
  • How the Courageous Parents Network is offering support to parents caring for terminally ill children.
  • How the Pediatric Starter Kit from The Conversation Project is helping parents have important conversations with their ill children.

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=65473536

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Tom Murray, Filmmaker


"Love in Our Own Time"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • How Tom Murray was inspired to create this film after living and working amongst the Yolngu Aboriginal people
  • How this film is being used in medical education settings to increase awareness about the end-of-life
  • How you might arrange a screening of Love in Our Own Time for your own community

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=63505038

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Ashley Benem, LMP


"How to Plan an End-of-Life Event

for Your Community"

In this interview you will learn: 

  • The basic template Ashley used for planning her event
  • A step-by-step approach to putting on a large community event
  • The benefits of engaging your entire community in an educational, inspirational event about the end-of-life
  • Tips for hosting your own event

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=62427486

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Bart Windrum

"Overcoming the 7 Deadly Obstacles to Dying in Peace"

In this interview you will learn:

  • Tools for advocating for a hospitalized loved one
  • Why having an advance directive and medical proxy may not be enough to ensure a peaceful death
  • Everyday circumstances that neutralize Do-Not-Resuscitate orders
  • What steps should be taken to overcome the 7 deadly obstacles to dying in peace

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=60789171

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BONUS #4:

Top 10 EOLU 2014 Interviews

Rochelle Martin, RN


Sudden, Unexpected Death in the ER

  • how the One Washcloth Initiative hopes to help families say goodbye to loved ones who have died in healthcare settings
  • about the challenges facing ER staff as they deal with traumatic deaths
  • what changes are needed in the medical system to improve the care offered to dying patients and their families in the ER and hospital

Read more ...

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http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=60789171

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Phyllis Shacter


Choosing Natural Death by VSED

In this interview you will learn: 

  • factors that must be considered before making a decision for VSED as a means of dying with dignity
  • the role a caregiver must play in this type of decision
  • a personal perspective on the process of dying when a choice for VSED has been made

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

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Sarah Kerr


Nature-Based Rituals for the End-of-Life 

In this interview you will learn: 

  • the role of rituals at the end-of-life
  • how art can help heal grief
  • tips for creating meaningful rituals to commemorate life's transitions

Read more ...

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Esmerelda Kent


The History and Use of Shrouds

for Green Burial

You will learn:

  • the history of shrouds in various cultures
  • when and why to use a shroud
  • how to properly prepare a body after death

Read more ...

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Amy Browne

Brian Wilson

Amy Browne and Brian Wilson Film:


A Will for the Woods

In this interview you will learn: 

  • what inspired 4 young filmmakers to spend 4 years filming this end-of-life journey
  • what the movie teaches us about death and burial customs
  • how this film can change the funeral industry
  • how to plan your own green burial and create a "green will"

Read more:

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=57728001

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Cassandra Yonder


Home Funeral and Natural Burial

on a Homestead

In this interview you will learn:

  • why meaning-making is important for healthy grieving
  • how stories are an important tool for healing our grief
  • why a "hands-on" approach to disposition after death is helpful

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

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Deanna Cochran, RN


Beyond Hospice: Palliative Care

In this interview you will learn: 

  • the differences between palliative care and hospice
  • the advantages of palliative care for patients and families
  • what services an end-of-life doula can offer
  • about Deanna's online initiatve the End-of-Life Professionals Collective and how to get involved

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=52981581

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Terri Daniel


Mysticism and Experiences of the Afterlife

In this interview you will learn: 

  • Terri's thoughts on "radical mysticism" and how it pertains to death and dying
  • how her personal experience with grief led her to become involved with end-of-life care
  • about the Afterlife Awareness Conference and why you should attend

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=53059260

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Betsy Trapasso


Death Cafe, Grief and

Talking About Death

In this interview you will learn:

  • How and why Betsy started Death Cafe LA
  • The benefits of hosting a Death Cafe
  • How to plan and promote a Death Cafe in your own community
  • How Death Cafe can help with grief

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=52095045

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Cheryl Parker


The Grief Recovery Process

This interview will cover:

  • What you need to know about grief
  • How to help a grieving loved one
  • The most common myths about grief

Read more ...

1. Listen by clicking on this link:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=50865159

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