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Family-led Funerals in Tucson

At the end of September I will co-facilitate a new workshop with Jeremy Werner at the Caritas Healing Center, here in Tucson. We will cover what and who is involved with holding a home or family-led funeral in Arizona. Jeremy and I met during a Tucson Death Cafe in the spring. He is a healer devoted to his work and his clients in a clearly attuned way I dearly respect. He is also very interested in the work of empowering individual, family and community death care choices that are natural and family or community-led. As am I!

Upon realizing the unanticipated gift of meeting each other and sharing this mutual interest, we decided to try offering a workshop together where we will explore:

Alternatives and inspiring possibilities for legal and natural family or community-led death care at home, as well as how we may consider death as an emotional opening and healing opportunity. We will offer insight into how the dying process and after death care offers each of us a pathway toward greater personal growth and transformation. Healing meditations and exercises will be included to facilitate understanding. The workshop will run 9:00 AM to noon on Sunday 9.30.13 and an optional lunch will follow from noon to 1:00 PM for those who wish to continue the dialogue. Attendance is limited to 9 participants so please RSVP here by Friday, 9.27.13 to reserve your seat.

During lunch we will begin initial conversations around co-creating a volunteer Tucson Threshold Care Circle, similar to the volunteer community established by this group of women in Viroqua, Wisconsin. I am excited! This promises to be engaging and fun in a heart expanding way. Feel free to please leave a comment below or contact me via email or phone if you have more questions.

Handpainted message on a cardboard transport container

Handpainted message on a cardboard transport container

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