Learn about Molly’s innovative workshops on end-of-life planning that utilize art projects to inspire deep conversations.
In this episode I share an interview with Molly Stuart who is a lawyer, artist, chaplain and hospice volunteer. She teaches a wonderful workshop on end-of-life planning that includes art to help people uncover their deepest values and concerns.
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The month of April features National Healthcare Decisions Day and in honor of that event I am sharing the 10-day S.M.A.R.T. Decisions Challenge – a free challenge that will help you get your end-of-life planning done with guidance along the way by email.
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My guest Molly Stuart shares information about her innovative end-of-life planning workshops. We discuss:
How she got interested in teaching about end of life issues
The complicated nature of advance care planning
The 3-part workshop she designed, which includes:
Practical end-of-life medical and legal issues
Emotional aspects of living while knowing you’re going to die
Transformation and legacy
How Molly uses art to address:
The creative projects her students create as part of her workshops
How to create a legacy art project after the death of a loved one
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Today Dr. Wyatt shares some tips on starting a film series in your community to encourage conversations about death and dying. Movies are a great way to touch and inspire people and open their hearts and minds to new information. You can get your own film series by following the steps below:
Define your target audience – know who you want to serve with this information and how many people you anticipate might attend
Find partners – look for organizations in your community that can serve as donors or sponsors
Locate a venue – try to find a free space by asking one of your partners to donate the use of their facility
Decide what to charge – create a budget and find out if you will need to sell tickets for the event or can ask for donations instead
Create an event schedule – decide how long your event should be and whether or not you can include time for a discussion group, panel, or guest lecturer after the film; also choose the day and time for your event so you can book the venue in advance if this is an ongoing monthly series
Choose your films – consider both feature films and documentaries as you plan your schedule. Go to eoluniversity.com/films to view a list of suggested films for your series
Promote your event – ask your community partners to help you get the word out
Let me know if you decide to do a film series! I would love to hear it turns out!
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Join Dr. Karen Wyatt and her special guest, actress Giselle Suarez, for a conversation about THE DEATH MONOLOGUES, a unique theatrical experience that dives into life’s greatest taboo. The Master of Ceremonies in this play is Death, who takes the audience through monologues with five different characters that shed light on the subject of death.
You will learn about this unique initiative to open up the conversation on death and dying:
how the arts can impact society’s atttudes toward death and dying
why an actress is motivated to present such a unique performance
how to support the arts as a medium for opening hearts and minds to the subject of dying