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Conscious Endings - Let's Talk about Death

🌷Would you like to make conscious decisions to ensure your wishes are followed?

🌷What questions do you have unanswered? 

🌷Would you like some help to form your own ideas on your wishes for the process of your death?

Join us at The Farm for Wellbeing🌳for "Conscious Endings - Let's talk about Death"

When: Saturday 27 April

Open to all people

Choose which part of the day you would like to attend OR come for the whole day/evening

Saturday 27 April: 9:00am - 9:00pm

9:00am Arrival for a prompt 9:15am start

9:15am Welcome and Introductions with Joan Carpenter

9:30am - 11:00am Death Cafe
FREE community gathering - Let's start the conversation

Cuppas and morning tea provided. 

A Death Cafe is a group led discussion of death and dying with no agenda, objectives or themes. A friendly place to have an honest chat about a taboo subject.


11:00am - 1:00pm Briget Kelly: Preparing for the End of Life

An Advance Care Directive is an important document for all adults, and particularly those approaching the end of life.
In this workshop, we will explore and clarify personal values, and articulate what is important to you to live a good quality of life. You will be given a handout to support you to complete your own Advance Care Directive document at home.

1:00pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch - BYO

1:30pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions

1.30pm - 4:00  Deb Griffiths & Megan Tombs: After Death Care, Earth Friendly Options, Funeral Planning 

This will include how to take care of, wash and shroud the body plus the options for this care and the different scenarios that can take place, whilst giving you earth-friendly options for their funeral. Also includes designing a meaningful funeral or memorial service, writing your own eulogy

(Includes a mid-session break)

4:00pm - 4:30pm Briget Kelly: Emotional Wills/Legacy

Ritual and ceremony, storytelling, and legacy items can be beneficial supports for people experiencing grief and bereavement.

4:30pm - 5:00pm
 Grief and Endings: Collective session with all facilitators - Joan Carpenter, Deb Griffiths, Briget Kelly & Megan Tombs

Q&A Panel Discussion to ask questions about death, dying, funerals, mortuary care, end of life doulas, preparing for end of life, grief, etc...

5:00pm Closing for Day Workshops

5:30pm Dinner - Shared: Celebrating Samhain - Festival of the Dead. Bring photos of your loved ones to share as well as a dish they loved in celebration of their life!

6:30pm - 9:00pm Evening session

6:30 pm Joan Carpenter: Wisdom Circle (open to men and women) - Honouring our loved ones who have passed. Connection, meditation, sharing circle (Bring your journal or buy one at the venue)

8:00 pm - Yoga Nidra with Deb Griffiths


Accommodation in the dormitory or camp on the land (bring your own tent/swag) is available to stay over Saturday night after yoga.

Options to stay overnight in a Mixed Dormitory on Saturday when purchasing Tickets for Saturday are available through the checkout process. Camping option is also available - bring your own tent/swag. These are an added cost.

BYO food so very affordable and you have as you need.

Saturday night is a shared meal together.
Snacks and all cuppas provided.

**Choose to come to one or all workshops - see ticketing. Booking essential. We are offering flexible pricing options to be more accessible for all - pay up to $30 for each session (You can choose the amount) OR pay between $60 and $80 for the whole day (9am-9pm)

Contact Joan for details or questions.

Meet the Facilitators:

🌷Deb Griffiths

Deb Griffiths, the founder of Down to Earth Funerals, had a calling to offer Adelaide a genuine, heart-felt alternative to death-care and funerals that she felt was not being offered. Her calling was strong enough, that as a single mum to two children, she sold her house to pursue this vision. Deb’s path into the world of death came initially from studying yoga, and much later when her father died and she arranged his fantastic funeral which was a true celebration of his life, she knew she wanted to offer this service to everyone.

Deb loves both the planet and people, so as much as possible our deathcare is eco-friendly with a return to transparent, gentle after-death care.

🌷Briget Kelly

Briget is an End of Life Doula and Recreational Therapist who values quality of life, and feels called to support people at the end of life.

I provide personalised support for older people and those with life-limiting conditions to improve their quality of life and prepare for the end of life.

It is my intention to support individuals, families and carers.

I also wish to contribute to change for communities and society: to bring about more positive attitudes around ageing; create systems that help people to live with a good quality of life; and, to break down the taboos that exist around death and dying.

🌷Megan Tombs

My name is Megan and I work as a mortician within a funeral home.
Through a lot of soul searching for my purpose on this earth I found myself considering after death care - since stepping into this vocation I doubt I will ever look back. 
I find a huge sense of purpose and privilege working with the deceased and being in a position to care for those at their most vulnerable. 
I am at the start of my journey within death care and I am excited for the future - growing my own understanding and knowledge whilst connecting deeply with families and their loved ones in a truly meaningful way.

🌷Joan Carpenter

My name is Joan Carpenter, and this is my bio: Like most facilitators/practitioners I have a range of diplomas, credentials, trainings, and certificates. However, what I would rather speak about is this! 

I am a Woman and Elder - of which I do not take lightly - as it comes with a responsibility of integrity. 

I am a Mother and friend – both to myself as well as others.

I am a Helper in the Healing Arts - listening with my ears, my heart and my hands with others as their healing unfolds.

I journey this life practicing to be kind, to be present, to be compassionate ..I love to hold space for others to access their own wisdom and answers.

I take direction with humility from my inner self, Spirit, and intuition as much as humanly possible.

Flow is my business model.

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