Preparing for a Thoughtful Death/ONLINE Workshop Series [] UUFSMA - June 10, 2020

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  • “Preparing for a Thoughtful Death”
    ONLINE Workshop Series

    Starting Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    10:00 am
    via ZOOM

    To register email

    Diana will send out the Zoom link the morning of the workshop.

    The format of the workshops includes about an hour presentation by the speaker, followed by a 30 minute Q and A from the audience.  The speakers for these workshops will be:

    Wednesday, May 27, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

    Overview of Preparing for a Thoughtful Death series of workshops

    Wilka Roig is the President of the Central Mexico branch of the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, located in SMA.  She oversees/moderates the SMA chapter of the international “Death Cafe” weekly meetings, is a certified Death Doula, and has an extensive list of impressive credentials on death and dying.  She will give an introduction to the topic in overall terms for this first session and will present again at a later date on more specific related topics.

    Wilka:  “What does preparing for a thoughtful death mean?  I will share, from my observation and experience (as transpersonal psychologist, death doula, and person who is going to die), my thoughts, which includes physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual preparation.

    I will go over each of these, and introduce the other presenters, as well as the work I do, within this framework.”

    Wednesday, June 3, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

    Wendy Jane Carrel, MA is a Senior Care Specialist, Palliative Care Advocate/Coordinator and End of Life Planning and  Support professional.  She has developed her expertise through a variety of professional engagements in Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Europe, United States and Mexico and has been working in the field since 1999.

    Spiritual Aspects of End-of-Life in Mexico:  Lydia Jane will conduct an interview with Wendy, based on her five years of outreach with psycho-social-spiritual support as a palliative care liaison and companion for folks making their transitions in Guadalajara and Lake Chapala, and many years of previous experience around the world.  How she assists folks with their End-of-Life Planning including their belief systems, preferred rituals and involvement with family members with planning for a Thoughtful Death.

    Wednesday, June 10, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

    Dr. Pepe Valencia is a gerontologist, thanatologist, and hospice doctor with 42 years of practice with older and terminally ill clients.  He is the author of the book “My Old Age, a Menu I Must Choose”, a guide to making decisions about elder care.  Pepe is the Vice President of the Elisabeth Kübler-RossFoundation Mexico Centro.

    Pepe will share with us his up-close and very personal experiences with assisted dying in Mexico.  He has assisted numerous terminally ill clients with their final transitions and fully understands the legal, ethical, moral and common sense considerations necessary to have in place for an assisted death to be thoughtfully accomplished.

    Following speakers will include:

    Carlos F Chancellor is a Jungian-Archetypal Psychotherapist, Somatic Movement Educator, Integration Therapist, Dream Worker, Mythologist and Storyteller. He is on the Advisory Council for the Elizabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation México Centro, of no particular nationality, and a general good-hearted nuisance.

    Carlos will present on the sacred space that is developed and envelopes the process of dying and of grieving.

    Felicitas Kusch-Lango, is a member of the Elizabeth Kuber-Ross México Centro Advisory Council and is a life coach with a background as a yoga therapist, mindfulness instructor and stress reduction specialist.  Director and owner of Healing Waters Center for Yoga, Health & Healing for 20 years.

    Felicitas has been doing very provocative research about the impact of our dying on future generations and how a good death is an act of love–a topic that is relevant for this series.

    Andrea Kaufman is a member of our UU community and has extensive experience with our topic; details about her date of presentation and topic will be forthcoming.

    If you have questions, please contact Lydia Jane Failing,, organizer and moderator of the workshops.


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