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FOUR MAPS OF THE DYING PROCESS
Scott Eberle and Nancee Sobonya

Map 1: Emotional Stages of Loss (from Elizabeth Kübler-Ross)
Map 2: Psychospiritual Tasks (from Northern Cheyenne People)
– Decision Road, Death Lodge, Purpose Circle, In Between Worlds
Map 3: Physical Stages
– The last weeks-to-months and the last hours-to-days
Map 4: Your Personal Map: A guided meditation into the experience of your own death, followed by Inquiry and discussion

 

THE TALES WE TELL: ABOUT LIVING AND ABOUT DYING
Scott Eberle

Life is a Story …  Scott explores how and why we humans tell stories about life, especially when we are ill – and even more urgently when we are dying.

… and So, too, is Dying!  We consider the stories humans tell about death and what comes after, including their own stories.

 

THE FINAL CROSSING:  LEARNING TO DIE IN ORDER TO LIVE
Scott Eberle

Through lecture, inquiry and conversation you are encouraged to explore your own journey toward conscious living and, ultimately, conscious dying.

Scott begins with a brief review of three end-of-life maps: the physical, emotional and psychospiritual then focuses on the psychospiritual stages as they apply to both physical death and symbolic death.

 

THE GRACE IN DYING
Kathleen Dowling Singh

Kathleen shares her observations and insights into the psychospiritual transformations that occur at the time of death.  She elucidates the special conditions of the dying process that enable movement of awareness into “beyond self.” She devotes special attention to exploring how we can create these same enabling conditions in the midst of our lives.  The presentation includes questions from attendees.  Foremost, she encourages us all to practice while we have the capacity.

 

SET OF ALL AUDIO FILES: MAPS, TALES, FINAL CROSSING, AND THE GRACE IN DYING

Purchase a set of all four presentations: Four Maps of the Dying Process, Tales We Tell, The Final Crossing, and The Grace in Dying.

 

The Speakers

Dr. Scott Eberle is a teacher, author, wilderness guide, and medical director of Hospice of Petaluma. He learned the science of medicine at UCSF and the art of medicine from countless people living and dying with AIDS. He survived this difficult time by seeking sanctuary in monasteries and the natural world. In The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live he writes, “So now I am a physician who specializes in supporting life transitions. I am a hospice doctor who sits with the dying in their homes, and I am a rite-of-passage guide who sits with ‘the dying’ out in the desert.” With Meredith Little he has developed an experiential curriculum, The Practice of Living and Dying.

Nancee Sobonya, known for her film The Gifts of Griefis a grief counselor, workshop leader and teacher of the Diamond Approach.

Kathleen Dowling Singh, PhD is a transpersonal psychologist, Dharma practitioner, and the author of The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually as We Die.  Kathleen has had the privilege of being with hundreds of people at the end of life. She is currently completing The Grace in Aging.

 

All proceeds from sales go to the End of Life Service Group to support education about end of life issues.