Weave in Ends: courting death as a gift to life is a structured, one-on-one coaching program that invites death-curious adults of all ages and in all stages of living and dying, into deep conversation and practice with death so they can grow their capacity and resources to live and die honorably – with intention and integrity.
Whether we are aging with a terminal illness or in good health with an expected long life ahead, none of us know exactly when or how we will die. In our most astute moments, however, we remember that death is a fate that awaits us all.
Deep consideration of this foundational element of humanity - imminent death and awareness of it - opens us up to a sort of magic, capable of stripping away all that is distracting, peripheral, and beyond our control while bringing to the center of consciousness all that remains raw, incomplete or out of alignment with our core values named and unnamed.
In the Weave in Ends: courting death as a gift to life coaching program you will work one-on-one with death doula, Lisa Cheney-Philp, over six sessions to imagine into your impending death. This death planning process, designed by Tarron Estes of the Conscious Dying Institute, is a simple one yet far from easy. It is rooted in the question, "What would you do if you had three months to live?" and asks for deep reflection and conversation around five domains of life:
The culmination of this work is a holistic death plan that lays out your vision and current reality for each of the five domains, as well as action steps that will move you toward your vision. This plan can be a starting point for your advanced directives, can supplement existing directives or stand alone in place of a living will.
In the Weave in Ends: courting death as a gift to life you'll receive:
Take the next step and schedule a free consultation. Together we can discern how Weave in Ends: courting death as a gift to life might serve you at this time.
"Working with Lisa has initiated huge changes in my days, because creating a death plan actually felt like committing to a more sincere, wholistic, purposeful path toward life. She helped me become clear on what is important for the time I have left in this world and since none of us ever know how long that will be, I realized that there was so much I had been waiting to do for some unforeseeable time in the future. Our sessions helped me to understand how much I had been holding back due to fear, insecurities and/or the assumption that there would always be more time. But the idea of "more time" quickly became an illusion during our work together, and the reality of life's preciousness stood in its place instead. Lisa is an extremely patient, compassionate and wise woman, whom I felt entirely comfortable opening up to and being guided by. I'm so grateful she is offering this deeply necessary, rich service to the world, and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone longing to live a more full and fulfilling life.