Five Wishes 5-Week Workshop 5/24-6/21
A deep-dive into a personalized, values-based advance directive
- Sliding scaleSliding scale
- Online Zoom Course
Who will make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to yourself? What medical treatment do you want or not want? How comfortable do you want to be? How do you want people to treat you? What do you want your loved ones to know? These are the five questions outlined on the Five Wishes legal, advance-directive document. Answering them takes time and consideration. Doing so is imperative for anyone over the age of 18, whether it is during a pandemic, in illness, or in optimal health. In 5 sessions over the course of 5 weeks, you will: learn valuable information ("What IS intubation?"), consider important questions ("How do I want to be remembered?"), clarify your values ("I want my pain managed, even if medication makes me sleepy"), and discuss with other group members. Limited to 10 participants. This workshop includes five 90-minute sessions over the course of five weeks and includes brief 'homework' in between meetings. Didactic sessions include teaching, discussion, guided meditations, and sharing. Meetings are not recorded for the sake of privacy; however, worksheets will be provided and summary notes will be emailed to all participants following each session. Tuesday nights 7-8:30pm CST. At the end of the workshop, you will have moved towards completion of this personal document to help your loved ones honor your end of life wishes. There are many iterations of advance directive documents; whether you ultimately choose to use Five Wishes or not, your decisions and self-awareness that arise from this work can be applied to other documents. Five Wishes is legal in most states (AL, IN, KS, NH, OH, OR, TX and UT require their own documentation). Please note that the investment does not include purchase of the Five Wishes document. Order a paper copy for $5 or a digital copy for $15. Link provided on booking form. Offered at a sliding scale: $395- I have the resources to pay for myself and to help another in the community. $295- I can pay the full rate. $155- At this time, I call in the financial support of my community. Bring a friend for $50 off your fee. I am also open to barter/ work trade. This is important work. I want to make it accessible while also making a living. Please email me to open the conversation. **To register, complete the form below. PayPal, Zelle and personal checks accepted: information provided upon signup. **Please note that this workshop does not include legal or medical advice.
To cancel or reschedule, please contact me at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time.