Are you ready for some thrilling news? We’re absolutely ecstatic to announce the launch of our brand-new podcast, the Dishing Doulas Podcast! 🚀

Join us, Jo-Anne Haun and Karen Hendrickson, on an incredible journey as we delve into profound discussions about life, death, and everything that lies in between. As the co-founders of Death Doula Network International, our mission is to cultivate connection, provide education, and empower individuals within the death-caring realm.

This podcast isn’t just about end-of-life planning; it’s a platform where stories are shared, expertise is exchanged, and connections are forged. Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the field, a compassionate family caregiver, or simply curious about this vital topic, our podcast is tailored just for you!


In our inaugural episode, we delve into the significance of these conversations and offer a sneak peek into what you can expect from our series. We’re overjoyed to bring forth an array of diverse guests, covering topics that are both thought-provoking and groundbreaking.

We not only have one episode ready for you, but we also have THREE others already lined up, each packed with captivating stories just waiting for you to dive into.


Get ready for a journey filled with learning, growth, and yes, even moments of laughter. Tune in, subscribe, and join us as we navigate the intricacies of life and death together.

🔊 Streaming Now: Dishing Doulas Podcast on PodBean


Don’t miss out on the conversation! Be sure to subscribe and share the news with your friends and loved ones.



PAST EVENTS


HOW TO HELP AFTER A SUICIDE DEATH

JUNE 8TH – 6:30 PM (PT)

WITH KAREN WYATT, MD END OF LIFE UNIVERSITY


While less than 2% of all deaths in Canada and the USA occur by suicide, the aftermath of such a death is traumatic and overwhelming to the survivors, who need special support as they cope with shock and grief. The intent of this presentation is to raise awareness about suicide, break down the stigma that surrounds it, and prepare participants to support those impacted by suicide.

Agenda:

1. Facts about suicide

2. A simple perspective on suicide

3. Challenges faced by survivors of suicide death

4. What to do after a suicide death

5. Tips and tools for supporting a survivor of suicide death

6. Summary and Conclusion

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

1. Describe the major risk factors for suicide, including childhood trauma

2. Recognize the complications faced by survivors of suicide death as they grieve

3. Utilize tools to assist survivors of suicide death in their grief process

Register Here!


MAPPING YOUR MEMOIRS

MAY 11 – 6:30 PM (PT)

There are many ways to capture our legacy stories, and capturing them in a Memoir Film might just be the answer for you or those you’re supporting.

Portrait photographer, memoir coach, and documentary filmmaker, Wendy McAlpine will guide you through the process of creating readable, or watchable memoirs. The beauty of a memoir is that it is not a biography. It is a snapshot in time, not the story of your whole life. It all starts with curating your memories and then shaping them into stories. In this interactive workshop, we will revisit your best moments, and your life highlights and begin the journey of memoir creation.

Register Here!


Seriously Let’s Talk! Death Talk Won’t Kill You – A  4 PART SERIES

All sessions are via Zoom

In support of Reimagine these events are complimentary to attend.

REIMAGINE: LIFE, LOSS AND LOVE – A WORLDWIDE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

Death Doulas Jo-Anne Haun, End of Life Alternatives   and  Karen Hendrickson, Take the Journey, Coaching for Success, are  presenting a complimentary 4 part  on line series called Seriously Let’s Talk – Death Talk won’t kill you – at the   World Wide Life, Loss & Love Festival. .

Each session is a stand-alone so if you miss one don’t worry, the next session is totally different than the previous..

PART 1:   DEATH CONVERSATIONS, FEATURING THE DEATH DECK

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable as we discover lively and surprising conversations around death and dying.

When:  August 5th 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PDT – Register Here


PART 2:  EXPLORING YOUR BELIEFS, VALUES AND WISHESAs Licensed WillowEol Facilitators, we will guide you through heart work to discover your beliefs, values and wishes so you can create end of life plans that are both valuable and meaningful for you and your loved ones.

When:  August 12th 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PDT –  Register Here


PART 3:  LOVE LETTERS

As Licensed WillowEol Facilitators, we will guide you as you explore your hopes and fears, and discover a create approach to leaving lasting legacy messages that will live on for future generations.

When:  August 19th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PDT – Register Here


PART 4:  DEPARTURE DIRECTIONS

How are you checking out? 

As Licensed WillowEol Facilitators, we will share 9 things to include in your plans for how you wish to be cared for and remembered after you die.

When:  August 26th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PDT – Register Here


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SERIOUSLY, LET’S TALK!

DEATH CONVERSATION GAMES

A Virtual Event Series In partnership with Karen Hendrickson

Join us in a fun light-hearted gathering as we explore the TABOO topic of  Death, Dying – and life!  

Featuring Death Conversation Games  

April 22, 2020 – 12:30 pm (PDT) – The Death Deck part 3

April 29, 2020 – 12:30 pm (PDT) – The Death Deck part 4

May 6, 2020 – 12:30 pm (PDT) – Death Conversation Games

May 13, 2020 – 12:30 pm (PDT) – Death Conversation Games

June 4th 6:30-8:00 pm (PTD) – “Death Conversation Game”

June 25th 6:30-8:00 pm (PTD) Featuring the “Death Conversation Deck”



Reality of our Mortality Learning Circle: Anchor, Ground & Stand Strong ONLINE ONLY

ONLINE EVENT ONLY APRIL 28 – 12:30 pm (PT)

Anchor, Ground & Stand Strong: Exploring how to be rooted in this time of crisis

There is solace and power in coming together. This virtual community gathering will include a chance to connect and opportunities to share tools, activities and resources that serve to ground, anchor and root us in these tender and tumultuous times.

Facilitated by, Licensed Willow EOL Facilitators,  Karen Hendrickson, and Jo-Anne Haun, End of Life Alternatives, these gatherings are a safe, open-hearted place to explore, in community, the reality of our shared mortality. 


Seriously Let’s Talk! Advance Care Plans & Representation Agreements.

About this Event

Join us as we help to remove the mystery and confusion around end of life planning.

Let’s get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and explore our shared mortality, so that we can be encouraged and inspired to take action on our end of life plans.

Let’s begin with Advance Care Plans and Representation Agreements.

What are they? How do they work? and how can you make sure you have them in place.

Let us show you there is more to building a strong Advance Care Plan than just filling out paperwork.

Facilitators, Jo-Anne Haun, End of Life Alternatives and Karen Hendrickson,  create a safe and open-hearted space to gather, explore and learn.

We will help you to gain a better understanding of Advance Care Plans and Representation agreements, so that you can take the necessary action to ensure you have meaningful end of life plans in place.

The greatest gift to yourself, is a life well lived. The greatest gift to your loved ones, is a death well planned for.

May 19, 2020 – 6:30 pm (PDT)


Reality of our Mortality Learning Circle: The Holistic End of Life Planning Checklist

On-line Event

MAY 26th  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (PDT)

The Holistic End of Life Planning Checklist: 

Exploring your planning priorities, what’s stopping you, how to move forward, and how to get sh*t done!

Join us as we gather in conversation and the exploration of our shared mortality.

We take a unique approach to self-reflection and discovery, as we uncover your end of life planning priorities, what’s in your way, and how to move forward to get things done.

Facilitated by Licensed Willow EOL FacilitatorsJo-Anne Haun, End of Life Alternatives and Karen Hendrickson, you will experience and enjoy a safe, open-hearted place to explore, in community, the reality of our shared mortality.     

This event is offered as a pathway for self-reflection, conversation and connection.

Because life is unpredictable, the best time to plan ahead is now.

Through the generous sponsorship of Kettle Valley Memorial  this event is complimentary to attend.