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a presentation of ... Creative Healing, LLC

                                   Opening The Heart Of Western Medicine

Death Expo 2015 Keynote Speaker:

Stephen Jenkinson

"Die Wise: A Call for Wisdom

in Our Approach to Death and Dying"

Thursday November 19, 2015

1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern

Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Stephen Jenkinson discuss his book "Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul." They will discuss Stephen's passionate belief that "dying well is a right and responsibility of everyone." Stephen speaks candidly about his not always well-accepted views on palliative care and how we die.

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

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
 is a spiritual activist, teacher, author and ceremonialist.

Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is revolutionizing grief and dying in North America.

Stephen is redefining what it means to live, and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former programme director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is also a sculptor, traditional canoe builder whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture.

He is the author ofDie Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (2015), Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions – a live recorded teaching (2013), How it All Could Be: A work book for dying people and those who love them (2009), Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – a live recorded teaching (2009), and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002), and contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).

Stephen Jenkinson is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker (National Film Board of Canada, 2008), a lyrical, poetic portrait of his work with dying people.


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Other Keynote Speakers for Death Expo 2015:

Ira Byock, MD