PLANNING A GOOD DEATH – Nov. 16 & 17 2019 – New York

PLANNING A GOOD DEATH  – The Difficult Decisions

New York Open Center:   Nov. 16 & 17, 2019


This 2-day workshop provides the information and tools necessary for creating a good death and ensuring your end-of-life wishes are fulfilled. Open to end-of-life caregivers, death doulas and anyone wishing to have a peaceful death free from suffering.  

There are a myriad of decisions to be made when our body begins to decline but this is a time when we are most vulnerable – our emotions are unstable, we feel unsure and easily influenced by the opinions of others.  Knowing your options ahead of time; understanding the implications for each choice and sharing your informed decisions with loved-ones helps relieve death anxiety, soften pain and let go of this world, in peace.

Facilitator Olivia Bareham, Death Midwife and founder of Sacred Crossings – The Institute for Conscious Dying and Funeral Home, brings over 15 years experience helping individuals and their families create conscious, peaceful transitions. Her stories, meditations, film clips, and written and group exercises support the information shared. 

Advance Directives will be completed in the class.

Topics include: 

How to avoid death the ICU


The Dementia Provision

Organ Donation 

Physician Aid in Dying 

Ceasing nutrition and hydration

Understanding the dying process

How to eliminate suffering

Choosing your health care advocate

The Living Funeral

How to let go

Completing your Health Care Directive

Your Final Footprint – keeping it green


“This was powerfully preparatory, encouraging open reflection in ‘beginners mind’ allows us to be guided by spirit. So important. Thank you!” – Morgan Dunbar

“I was blown away by all the useful information and to learn all the things I didn’t know. The information was practical and invaluable” Jennifer Ferguson

“One of the best workshops I have ever taken. Olivia is a consummate professional and inspirational teacher. Loved, loved, loved my experience. Thank you Olivia! “ – Sharon Ehlers

Sacred Crossings

Sacred Crossings