Advanced Directive Gathering

 Advanced Directive Gathering

Advanced Directive Gathering

with Dr. Brad Lichtenstein

Mar 25, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spring is here! What better way to engage in some “personal spring cleaning” by taking stock of our life, preparing for our death, and ensuring all our affairs are in order. Once again, we take a break from our usual monthly Death Cafe process at Nalanda West to consider the art of living while dying.

Join Dr. Brad Lichtenstein on Sunday, March 25 for an afternoon of reflection and discussion about end-of-life care planning and advanced directives. You will receive a copy of the Five Wishes and be guided through various questions regarding who you would like to make medical decision for you when you are unable, what types of medical interventions you want, how comfortable do you want to be, and what do you want your loved ones to know when you are gone.

All are Welcome.

Looking for a conversation starter?
Bring a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor and definitely have something to talk about on the drive home.

Suggested donation is $2 at the door to cover the cost of the Five Wishes.

About Death: A Journey of a Lifetime

We all have a terminal illness called life. Yet, despite our best efforts to put it off or avoid it, death remains inevitable, and we all will confront it eventually. Till then, how do you engage with death, and how do your attitudes about it affect the life you are living today?

Death – A Journey of a Lifetime is a monthly series of open-ended conversations that provide participants the opportunity to take an honest look at their beliefs and behaviors about death and dying. Anyone willing to engage in these conversations authentically and honestly, with deep respect for the opinions of others, some of whom might hold differing and diverging opinions, is invited to participate. While these conversation are serious, they need not to be taken so seriously. Learning to embrace the topic of death, while acknowledging discomfort or fear, provides space for humor and ease to return to the discussion.

These Death conversations will be facilitated by Dr. Brad Lichtenstein who has hosted dozens of death cafes at a wide variety of venues, such as the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and various hospice agencies throughout Seattle. Dr. Lichtenstein has worked in end-of-life care for over twenty years, and continues consult with patients and their families about end-of-life wishes and advanced care planning. Participating in a joint research study between University of Washington and Bastyr University, he has conducted over 500 bedside guided meditations in hospice, which frequently evolved into deeper and meaningful conversations about the patient’s imminent death.

Read more about Dr. Lichtenstein’s experience in: Conversations about Death.

For questions, feel free to contact Dr. Brad at doctorbrad@thebreathspace.com

These conversations are free to the public, but donations are welcome

Dates, Time and Location:

Sundays from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Nalanda West

June 25, 2017

July 23, 2017

September 24, 2017

October 29, 2017

November 19, 2017

December 17, 2017

January 28, 2018

February 25, 2018

March 25, 2018

April 22, 2018

In partnership with The Breath Space