I shall go, in time, as all
and pray I
and have served
Her well. — Melitta Haslund, from “A Shovel Full of Earth”
This workshop invites participants to reflect on what they have learned and experienced through Facing Death with Life and to share their creative expressions about death and dying with one another.
Send a note to participants several days ahead of the workshop and remind them to bring their creative expression about death and dying—a photograph, drawing, painting, poem, prose, song, music, ceramic piece, dance, or some other creative work. Assure them that the creative expression is an important part of integrating all that they have experienced, learned, and talked about and that the group will be a welcoming and safe space for the presentation.
This workshop will:
- Provide a process for participants to reflect on what they have learned and experienced in the course of the program and to integrate their learnings with their life.
- Discuss their field trip to the funeral home, cemetery, or crematorium
- Share their creative expressions about death and dying
- Reflect on the meaning of a good death
- Evaluate the program and its effect on their own spiritual growth.