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Workshop 8: Sharing New Insights

Workshop 8: Sharing New Insights
Workshop 8: Sharing New Insights

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  • And so I shall go, in time, as all Go and greet this sustaining earth with gratitude and pray I am worthy and have served Her well. —...
  • Activity Time Opening 5 minutes Activity 1: Field Trip Reflections 35 minutes Activity 2: Sharing Creative Expressions and Process 45...
  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Candle, lighter, and holder or LED/battery-operated candle for each participant...
  • Post Our Covenant from Workshop 1. Customize and make copies of Handouts 1 and 2 for all participants. Write on newsprint and post: What...
  • Light the chalice and share these words from Rev. Kate Walker: With courage we turn to look, with fear and love pulling us forward, death...
  • Invite participants to share insights, comments, and observations from your field trip to the funeral home, cemetery, or crematorium and...
  • Invite participants, one at a time, to share their creative expressions and the process that led to the work they are sharing. Ask...
  • Ask, “Is there such a thing as a good death?” Invite a discussion, encouraging participants to share any experiences and learnings from the...
  • Distribute Handout 1, Evaluation and invite participants to complete it and turn it in.
  • Invite each participant to light a candle and name the fear about death and dying they would like to let go. Share these closing words from...
  • Make a time for individual reflection and discussion with your co-leader after the conclusion of the workshop. Consider these questions:...
  • Facing Death with Life What did you like the best about the program? What would you change or improve? What readings or videos offered you...
  • A Shovel Full of Earth Melitta Haslund, in “A Shovel Full of Earth.” Published in For All That Is Our Life, edited by Helen and Eugene...

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