We don’t like to think that we will die, but the reality is that we will.

And just as we plan for other important events in our lives such as weddings, births, holidays, it makes sense to have a plan for this time of your life as well.

It’s much more than just having the right legal paperwork in place. 

Although it’s vital legal requirements are taken care, it’s so much more than that.

It’s thinking about what you do and don’t want

It’s having conversations with your nearest and dearest

70% of deaths in Australia today are expected… that means that most of us will have a knowingness that it’s approaching.

It’s a time to create precious memories for your loved ones, not having them worry and stress about what you want.

Now’s the time to spend treasured moments with the people who matter most in your world.

Having your senses heightened with appreciation of the little things (which are never little!!)

Ticking off bucket list items that you haven’t already.

Working towards acceptance and seeing this time as a gift.

But a big part is having your plans determined, ready to be kicked into action when the time comes.  

But where do you start, and when is the right time? Where can you get guidance and talk about these things in a safe space?

You may be wondering, “Where do I start?”  That’s where these workshops come in.  Each of these short workshops will cover equally important aspects of the experience :

  • the practical and the personal
  • the legal and the intimate
    and we might even have some laughs while doing it.

Why now?

Why not now?  And if not now, then when? 

Not that we want anything to happen, but should something happen :

  • Would those closest to you know your wishes?
  • Would there be a way for medical professionals to clearly know your wishes?
  • Would those closest to you have the legal authority to speak on your behalf?

 

If you can’t answer a resounding YES to those three questions, that’s your answer to Why Now?

When my Mum was in a hospice, there was a medical professional who wanted to put Mum through some treatment that I knew very clearly she did not want.  He also indicated that he didn’t think she was at the end of her life.  As I had her Power of Attorney, I was able to speak on behalf and say that, “No, she wouldn’t be undergoing further treatment.”  She died peacefully 6 days later.

 

Would those closest to you be able to do this for you?

We will cover:

Enduring Powers of Attorney

  • What are they?
  • How do they work
  • Why do I need one?
  • When are they used?

Advance Health Directives

  • What are they?
  • How do they work?
  • Why do I need one?
  • When are they used?

 How to avoid regret

  • We look at the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware…and how to avoid them

What a good death looks like

  • A group discussion will help you get clear on what a good death looks like for you

End of Life Plan Form

  • We will go through this form which captures your non-medical wishes

Death Over Dinner

  • Have you ever considered sharing a meal where the topic is dying and death? We will explore this in more detail

By the end of the workshop you will :

  • Know why all of these forms are important
  • Know who is appropriate to have as your Attorney to speak on your behalf
  • Know how to complete these forms
  • Understand what regrets are faced by people at the end of their lives
  • Understand the importance of documenting and communicating your end of life wishes

Sunshine Coast

QCWA Hall
123 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin

Wednesday Setpember 6, 2017
9.30am to 12.30pm

 

Just $50 pp

Morning tea is included

Please note, this workshop is limited to just 25 people

Your facilitator :

Sharon Tregoning has been working as a compassionate advocate of those impacted by breast cancer as well as dying and death for 8 years.  Currently, she is :

  • Founder of Spiritual Palliative Care – a business which supports the dying and their loved ones from a spiritual and emotional perspective;
  • Current President of Dying With Dignity Queensland – an organisation which seeks to create legislation around the issue of voluntary euthanasia;
  • Ambassador for Death Over Dinner – a project designed to get people talking about end of life matters; and
  • A Justice of the Peace (Qld)
Advance care planning over the web

Can’t get to an Advance Care Planning workshop or would prefer to do it individually with Sharon, read on…

If this sounds like the right option for you, then click the buy now button and we will cover this information in 3 x 1hr sessions over the internet.

Normally, $333, but for a limited time, just $197 (Save $136)

 

Over 3 x 1hr sessions, we will cover :

Session 1 

  • Getting to know each other
  • Have some discussions around dying and death
  • Enduring Power of Attorney

Session 2

  • Advance Health Directive (or equivalent in your state)

Session 3

  • What a good death looks like
  • Regrets and how to avoid them
  • End of Life Plan Form
  • Create your own epitaph
  • Death over Dinner

All sessions will be recorded and sent to you so you can refer back to later if you need.

Normally, $333, but for a limited time, just $197 (Save $136)