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Read about previous guests from EOLU below:
LISTEN NOW: Practices to Prepare for the End of Life with Patt Lind-Kyle
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 13, 2018 at 3:15 PM|
- Why it is important to face the fear of death
- The benefits of meditation for confronting the end of life
- How to start a meditation practice
- How to let go of the need to control death
- How facing death helps us live life more fully
LISTEN NOW: Care of the Body After Death with Olivia Bareham and Music Thanatology with Catharine DeLong
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on December 3, 2018 at 4:45 AM|
- Why it's important for us to know how to care for loved ones after death
- The necessary steps of after-death care
- The benefits of a home funeral
- How to conduct a 3-day home vigil after a death
- How this workshop fits into the curriculum for the Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program
- What is “music thanatology”
- The benefits of music thanatology for dying patients and their loved ones
- How to use music in end-of-life situations when a music thanatologist is not available
- The structure of the Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program offered by the Art of Dying Institute at the New York Open Center
- Who the certificate program is for
- Faculty members who will be teaching in 2019
LISTEN NOW: Coping with Pet Loss Grief with Wendy Van de Poll
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM|
- Why it's important to create an end-of-life plan for pets
- What a pet's end-of-life plan should include
- How to make the dying process easier for a pet
- Common myths surrounding grief after the death of a pet
- Advice for those experiencing pet loss grief
- How to support a loved one dealing with grief over the death of a pet
- Suggestions for helping a child cope with pet loss grief
Wendy Van de Poll is dedicated to providing a safe place for her clients to express their grief over the loss of their pets.
Her passion is to help people when they are grieving over the loss of a pet and her larger than life love for animals has led her to devote her life to the mission of increasing the quality of life between animals and people no matter what stage they are in their cycle of life! She has been called the animal whisperer.
She is a Certified End of Life and Pet Grief Support Coach, Certified Pet Funeral Celebrant, Animal Medium and Communicator. She is the founder of The Center for Pet Loss Grief and an international best selling and award-winning author and speaker.
She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Wolf Ecology and Behavior and has run with wild wolves in Minnesota, coyotes in Massachusetts and foxes in her backyard. She lives in the woods with her husband, two crazy birds, her rescue dog Addie and all kinds of wildlife.
LISTEN NOW: Teaching Children About Death and Grief with Joe Primo
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 9, 2018 at 2:10 AM|
- How Joe's personal experience inspired him to do this work
- Why "Grief is Good"
- What our society gets wrong about children and grief
- How grief changes at various stages of development
- How to talk to children about death
- Why children should be included in funerals
New Voices in Death Education
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on November 6, 2018 at 6:50 PM|
In this series of brief webinars 5 teachers of death and dying classes share excerpts from their courses with us. We hope you will be inspired to create your own community class based on your knowledge, experience and passion for the end of life!
This series includes:
- Cynthia Buckley, soul midwife and end-of-life guide, teaches about the profound beauty of sitting in vigil with the dying
- Malynda Cress, hypnotherapist, hospice volunteer and companion for the dying, discusses her work with the unresponsive dying and how we can best support them during their final days
- Susan Oppie RN, end-of-life nurse and co-founder of One Washcloth, shares the importance of restoring deathbed rituals in medical settings to help with grief and loss
- Dee Dee Turpin, facilitator in end-of-life care, describes the transformative 3-step process she uses to guide people to greater death awareness and serenity throughout the end of life
- Carolyn Van Ness, nurse practitioner and end-of-life doula, discusses the benefits we experience when we honor the entire cycle of life and face our mortality directly
LISTEN NOW: Death Over Dinner with Michael Hebb
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on October 18, 2018 at 3:30 PM|
- The inspiration behind Death Over Dinner
- How the organization tracked over 500 dinners in 20 countries on a single night
- Why the dinner table is a perfect location for important conversations
- How to host a Death Over Dinner event
- The support you'll receive if you sign up as a dinner host on the DOD website
- About Michael's new book: Let's Talk About Death
Michael is the Founder of Deathoverdinner.org, Drugsoverdinner.org, EarthtoDinner.org, WomenTeachMen.org and The Living Wake. He currently serves as a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts; and in the recent past as Senior Advisor to Summit Series, Theo Chocolate, Learnist, Caffe Vita, CreativeLive, Architecture For Humanity, ONETASTE and Mosaic Voices Foundation .
In 1997 Hebb co-founded City Repair and Communitecture with architect Mark Lakeman, winning the AIA People's Choice Award for the Intersection Repair Project. In 1999 Michael and Naomi Pomeroy co-founded Family Supper in Portland, a supper club that is credited with starting the pop-up restaurant movement. In the years following they opened the restaurants clarklewis and Gotham Bldg Tavern, garnering international acclaim.
After leaving Portland, Hebb built Convivium/One Pot, a creative agency that specialized in the ability to shift culture through the use of thoughtful food and discourse based gatherings. Convivium's client list includes: The Obama Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, TEDMED, The World Economic Forum, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, X Prize Foundation, The Nature Conservancy.
Michael is the founding Creative Director of The City Arts Festival, the founder of Night School @ The Sorrento Hotel, the founder of www.seder.today and the founding Creative Director at the Cloud Room. He served as a Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Communication at University of Washington. His writings have appeared in GQ, Food and Wine, Food Arts, ARCADE, Seattle Magazine and City Arts. Michael can often be found speaking at universities and conferences.
LISTEN NOW: Caregiving in the 21st Century: Tips and Tools with Jane Barton
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on October 4, 2018 at 3:10 PM|
NOW AVAILABLE for listening at this link:
My guest Jane Barton serves as the Caregiving Ambassador for AARP Colorado and has a long history of service as a chaplain, bereavement facilitator and director of education for hospice organizations. She will share important information about the coming caregiver shortage and how to navigate as a caregiver for those we love.
In this interview you will learn:
- How serious the caregiver shortage might be in the future
- How to be proactive as we plan for our own later life situations
- Collaborative models of caregiving
- How to overcome caregiver resistance to receiving help
- Tools and resources for caregivers
Jane Barton will present a free webinar on "Bridge Time: Coping with the Consequences of Change" on Tuesday October 30th.
Learn more and register at this link: Jane Barton Webinar.
LISTEN NOW: Death in the Hospital: The Medical Pause with Jonathan Bartels
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on September 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM|
- How Jonathan was inspired to stand up and ask the ER team to pause after a death
- What is a Medical Pause
- How and when to initiate a Pause
- The benefits to the hospital staff of implementing the Pause
- How this practice has spread to hospitals around the world
- Tips for inspiring change in the medical paradigm around death and dying
LISTEN NOW: End-of-LIfe Issues and the LGBTQ Community with Cheryl Jones
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on September 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM|
- Why members of the LGBTQ community access less healthcare than the general population
- Obstacles faced by LGBTQ individuals in receiving care in residential facilities, hospices, hospitals
- Why a durable medical power of attorney is an essential document for all LGBTQ individuals
- How the organization SAGE advocates for LGBTQ seniors
- How to find common ground in end-of-life care even when we don't agree on lifestyle choices
- About post-traumatic growth and why it's important to foster
- Ways to create an LGBTQ-supportive environment in your organization or business
- About Cheryl's novel that addresses the challenges of LGBTQ relationships with family at the end of life
Cheryl Jones is the host of the radio show Good Grief. She is also a grief counselor and cancer educator. During her education as a Marriage and Family Therapist, her first wife was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, which was at the time a uniformly terminal illness with a six month to one year prognosis. In the eight + years that followed, Cheryl engaged daily in the work of preparing for her death. She received training during this period from Stephen and Ondrea Levine (Who Dies and Grieving Into Life and Death) and Richard Olney (founder of Self-Acceptance Training). After her wife’s death, Cheryl immersed herself in her own multifaceted grief, surprised by frequent moments of joy.
Cheryl is a consultant and group leader at the Free Therapy Program of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, where she developed, manages and teachies in their Continuing Education program. She has trained extensively with Erving Polster, leader in the field of gestalt therapy and author of Everybody’s Life is worth a Novel. She was Clinical Director at the Alternative Family Project, which served the therapeutic needs of LGBTQ families in San Francisco. Finally she is the author of the recently published novel: An Ocean Between Them.
LISTEN NOW: Contemplative End-of-Life Care for Healthcare Professionals with Kirsten DeLeo
|Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 23, 2018 at 4:45 PM|
Learn how to develop authentic presence in care of the dying to benefit both patients and providers.
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You no longer have to tune in at a scheduled time or wait for the replay to arrive by email!
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My guest Kirsten DeLeo will share how she teaches healthcare providers the art of presence so that they can work more effectively with patients at the end of life and avoid experiencing burnout. The "Authentic Presence" training she coordinates through the Spiritual Care Program offers continuing ed credits to students and includes an 8-day immersion retreat.
In this interview you will learn:
- The meaning of "authentic presence" and why it is important
- A simple practice for "coming home" to presence
- How having a contemplative practice can benefit healthcare providers
- How to address fears of death and suffering
- About the "Authentic Presence" training: how it is structured; who it is for; when it is offered; how to register
- Advance Care Planning (20)
- Afterlife (6)
- Aging (6)
- Alternative Therapies (4)
- Alzheimer's (2)
- Animal Hospice (2)
- Arts and the Media (22)
- Blog (4)
- Care of the Dying (50)
- Caregiver Support (13)
- Community Outreach (16)
- Conscious Dying (4)
- Contemplative Care (4)
- Creative Arts (9)
- Cremation (3)
- Death Cafe (1)
- Death Expo Keynote (7)
- Death Midwifery (5)
- Death With Dignity (1)
- Documentary (9)
- Dramatic Arts (2)
- Funeral and Burial Options (15)
- Funeral Industry (5)
- Green Burial (7)
- Grief and Bereavement (15)
- Home Funerals (6)
- Hospice (10)
- Last Wish (2)
- Metaphysical Experience (7)
- Natural Dying (1)
- NDE (1)
- Palliative Care (5)
- Pet Therapy (1)
- Podcast (19)
- Prison Hospice (1)
- Rituals (1)
- SDE (2)
- VSED (2)