Why Should I? To plan or not to plan for end of life

Have you ever tried to stop someone telling you about their birth, wedding or big birthday plans? We just love to plan or talk about significant events in our lives – our progeny, our coming of age, our coming outs, our couplings, our midlife crises, our retirements – but to talk about or plan for our dying is much less popular.  Making a will or investing in a funeral plan are fairly common things but these are primarily financial plans, they don’t require investment in the deeper emotional sharing of other end of life plans. 

End of Life Doula UK members – Aly Dickinson and Helen Juffs - will deliver a group workshop, bringing their experience, knowledge, and humour to explore how you can start conversations and write down plans about end of life.  They will navigate both the emotional and practical – give useful tips, explain jargon and bust myths. They will encourage you to take time, to have open and honest conversations where you look to balance medical, social and cultural needs. 

Talking about and writing down wishes won’t prevent difficult decisions, it won’t prevent death, and it won’t take away the pain of grief but it will give you and your community comfort - so there is no need to be scared of planning, come and enjoy it. 

You are welcome to come alone or have someone sit with you to share the experience.

There will be a maximum of 10 tickets for each Zoom session so please book early.

The 2-hour workshop will also be run on Friday 15th May 10am-12 noon

Follow up sessions to carry out individual conversations and paperwork will be available upon request.

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If you would like to find out more about End of Life Doula UK please see our website https://eol-doula.uk/ or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lwdw.uk/ and Twitter: @livingwelldying and on Youtube