Workshops

 SCHEDULED BOULDER, COLORADO-BASED WORKSHOPS

 

FAMILY-LED GREEN AFTER-DEATH CARE – The next Boulder, CO workshop will take place on Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1-5PM, at Family Hospice, 1790 30th Street, Suite 308,  Boulder, CO 80302. Here’s the  NT Bringing Death Home workshop flyer 2014 to share with others.

It is 4-hour Intensive Class for $85 including materials.

anam10O1T2326This workshop covers:

Concerns about caring for our dead, ourselves; Recognizing the dying process ; Practical & loving care of the body;  Legalities, coroner concerns and death certificates ; Revisiting concerns, questions and closing.

This is a practical, hands-on workshop providing you with the tools and knowledge to be able to care for your own dead at home.  A home funeral is an intimate and healing way of honoring the sacred transition of death. It is completely legal in the state of Colorado and in most other states, families may care for their own dead.

Location:  Family Hospice

HOW TO REGISTER.   You can download the Natural Transitions Workshop Registration Form 2014, fill it out, and mail a check for $85 to Natural Transitions, 3980 N. Broadway, Suite#103-171, Boulder, CO 80304. You can also pay via the paypal button below, but we prefer checks, if possible.




 

Boulder, Colorado WORKSHOPS. Our NT Trainers have created a series of short, intensive trainings on everything from advance healthcare directives planning to preparing for a home funeral. These are for INDIVIDUALS or for members of FAITH and other COMMUNITY GROUPS (participating as a group).  These Community Care Circles will  be able to support families choosing green, community led and based after-death care. Contact any of our trainers if you are interested. 
Our MENU OF WORKSHOP OPTIONS:

‘Caring for Our Own’ Basics – (2 hours, minimum of 6 participants) A complementary introduction to your  community group of end-of-life options, including home funerals, green burial, and creating sustainable community support .Family-led Green After-death Care– (4 hours, minimum 6 participants) The how-to’s of after-death care of the body, transport, and death certificates. Includes an extensive handbook for future reference.Voicing Your Final Wishes– (2 sessions: 3 hours then later 1 ½ hours) – Offering education and guidance to people in giving voice to their final wishes through Advance Directives.Being with the Dying – (3 hours, minimum 6 ) The dying process; developing presence to be with the dying; common pitfalls.Supporting the Choice of Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (NSED) – (2 hours, minimum 6) Through viewing and discussing the video  “Dying Wish,” we’ll explore this legal option for allowing natural death as a choice in terminal illness.Working with a Mortuary – (3 hours, minimum 6 ) Our legal rights & options; How to be wise consumer of mortuary services; hybrid forms of after- death care.Creating Memorials to Honor Our Loved Ones– (3 hours, minimum 6) What is the essence of the loved one that we wish to remember and share with others? Explore creative ways to express and honor their legacy.Organizing a Care Circle – (3 hours, minimum 5) After-death care-giving is best facilitated by a community.  We’ll work with you to define roles and structure for an after-death care circle that utilizes each of the participants’ strengths.

 

 

Our TEAM OF NT TRAINERS:

Sue Mackey

Susan’s heart lies in supporting people at end-of-life. She has served by volunteering with elders as a caregiver, as a Family Hospice volunteer, and as a Natural Transitions board member and Educator.

suemackey88@gmail.com   720.884.6878 direct

 

 

Terra Rafael

Bev Yates

Beverly Yates is a Natural Transitions educator and public relations director for the Natural Transitions Film Festival Plus. She serves as a hospice patient care volunteer and is a graduate of the Sacred Dying Foundation’s vigil training program.
bev@naturaltransitions.org  303.748.3771 direct

 

And Dominie Cappadonna, NT trainer – not pictured.    dominie@truenature.net   303-499-1325 direct

 

Bev Yates

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Edward Leonard of Berryville, Virgina, a marketing consultant for a monastery with a natural burial ground, attended our April 2011 2-day training in death care, including home funeral guidance. Here’s what he had to say:

 “I signed up for the Natural Transitions’ training with only a vague notion about the social phenomenon of reclaiming control and dignity over the dying process and low-environmental-impact funerals.  The Natural Transitions’ class was professionally executed and provided me with a framework that I am now using as I design and implement a 150-acre natural cemetery.  The course introduced me to concepts that I plan to share with clients who want to manage their own death process, but who may not know what questions to ask.”