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A multitude of workshops to assist with your visions, goals and plans on end-of-life choices, options and decisions.

Workshops are hands-on and interactive, giving participants a chance to be creative; begin, analyse and finish their critical documents.

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exit papers 101

Medical Doctors, Nurses, Caregivers, CPR Trainers, and Hospice Personnel working in Palliative Care will guide you in writing your Health Care Directives, Five Wishes®, POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment), and more...

cutting edge pain management

Learn about the choices and options of cutting edge pain management for the Terminally Ill such as CBD, and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, etc. 

End-of-life planning process

Begin and continue your end-of-life planning process by learning about Green Burials, Natural Burial Grounds, Cremations, Death Midwives and Death Doulas options.

Mind * Body * Spirit

Bereavement and Grieving workshops to support you. Discover who Thanatologists and Psychopomps are.  Experience what Mediums and Psychics are hearing from your loved ones and pets.

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Dr. Karen Wyatt

Dr. Karen Wyatt is the bestselling author of the books The Tao of Death and What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, which contains stories of patients she cared for as a hospice doctor and the spiritual lessons she learned from them at the end of their lives. Dr. Wyatt also hosts End-of-Life University Podcast, which features conversations with experts who work in all aspects of end-of-life care. She is widely regarded as a thought-leader in the effort to transform the way we care for our dying in the U.S. In addition, she is valued for her application of spiritual principles to illness and healthcare and teaches that in order to live life fully we must each overcome our fear of death and embrace the difficulties that life brings us.

Michele Little

Michele Little is the founder of Beautiful Dying Company, as well as the organizer for the annual Beautiful Dying Expo. Michele’s calling is to guide individuals actively plan their finale and ensure their needs are met and their final days are lived joyfully,  peacefully and in accordance to their last wishes. Michele is a certified Death Midwife, Funeral Arranger and End-of-Life Celebratory Planner who is helping to transform the way end-of-life care is approached and talked about. At this year’s expo, Michele will be teaching her workshop- Exit Papers 101. This workshop goes through all of the vital paperwork you and your family will need to ensure a smooth end-of-this-life transition. This workshop is rarely offered in  person, so get in now.                                                                                                     

Sharon Lund

Since the mid 1980’s, Sharon Lund has been an advocate on end-of-life issues, dying and death, HIV/AIDS, and holistic therapies. She has been living positive with HIV/AIDS since 1983, and she had two near-death experiences. Sharon has led workshops and speaking engagements throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Russia and Japan. She has been interviewed on such shows as Oprah, Eye on America, 48 Hours, and in “O” The Oprah Magazine. Sharon accepted an invitation from President Clinton to speak at the White House. She has published four books and produced the award winning documentary Dying to LIVE: Near-Death Experiences. Sharon is the founder of Sacred Life Publishers and the non-profit organization Sacred Living Sacred Dying Org. 

Sunday Film Screenings

Meet the Founder of the Hemlock Society of San Diego on Sunday! Faye Girsh will be presenting films and documentaries to help educate the public on end-of-life choices currently available. Hemlock Society believes that people should be able to die consistent with their own beliefs and values and with proper, current information.

This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! 

Faye Girsh was President of the Hemlock Society USA in Denver from 1996 to 2004, following its founder, Derek Humphry. In 1987 she began the Hemlock Society of San Diego and was president from 1987 to 1996 and again from 2006 to 2019.
She was also President of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. She initiated the Caring Friends program at Hemlock which has become the Final Exit Network, where she serves on the Advisory Board. She is on the board of ERGO (Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization) For many years she was on a board member and Newsletter Editor for the World Federation of Right to Die Societies and is Past President.

In 2003, she was awarded Hemlock’s Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 she was the recipient of the Marilyn Sequinn award from the World Federation of Right to Die Societies (shown here).

Dr. Girsh received her doctorate in Human Development from
Harvard University. She was Associate Professor and Chair of the
Psychology Department at Morehouse College for nine years. From
1974-78 she was a Research Associate at the University of Chicago
and also taught at Roosevelt and Northwestern Universities. For 18
years she practiced as a clinical and forensic psychologist in San
Diego. She has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad and
appeared in numerous radio and TV shows

Continuing Education

Are you in need of continuing education for your certifications? Many of our workshops provide continuing education credits for attendees. For a full list of credits available and the courses to take, please reach out to event coordinators using the link below. 

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