Dr. Karen Wyatt, hospice physician and author of "7 Lessons for Living from the Dying," interviews experts on all aspects of the end-of-life, including: caring for the dying, funeral and burial practices, planning for the end-of-life, conscious dying, grief and loss, caregiver support, afterlife, death and the arts, and community initiatives to improve end-of-life care. Access show notes at www.eolupodcast.com
Ep. 303 Anam Cara: Soul Companion for the Dying with Judy Hilyard
Learn how a “soul companion” for the dying helps ease the fear of death. My guest Judy Hilyard worked as an ICU nurse during her 47-year career and now serves as an Anam Cara, or “soul friend” to the dying. In addition she also fulfills the role of an Anam Aira by accompanying people through… Continue reading Ep. 303 Anam Cara: Soul Companion for the Dying with Judy Hilyard
Ep. 302 Life Centered Therapy for Trauma, Grief and Dying with Andrew Hahn PsyD
Learn new tools for dealing with the pain of trauma, loss and grief through an innovative therapy process. My guest Andrew Hahn is a psychologist who has long sought to help people live more contented and healthier lives by blending Eastern and alternative philosophies with his traditional training. He developed Life Centered Therapy based on… Continue reading Ep. 302 Life Centered Therapy for Trauma, Grief and Dying with Andrew Hahn PsyD
Ep. 301 Grief Dreams and What We Learn From Them with Dr. Joshua Black
Learn how dreams can be a powerful source of healing during grief. My guest Dr. Joshua Black is considered one of the world’s leading academic experts on grief dreams. He is on a mission to raise awareness about the prevalence of impactful dreams during grief and why we should pay attention to them. In this… Continue reading Ep. 301 Grief Dreams and What We Learn From Them with Dr. Joshua Black
Ep. 300 Training EOL Educators to Change the World with Michelle Pante and Reena Lazar
Learn why and how to become an EOL Educator through a new program offered by WillowEOL. My guests Michelle Pante and Reena Lazar are co-founders of Willow End of Life Education and Planning and co-authors of 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death, the workbook and the self-study online program. They have also created… Continue reading Ep. 300 Training EOL Educators to Change the World with Michelle Pante and Reena Lazar
Ep. 299 Embodied Grieving for Ancestral Trauma and Loss with Oceana Sawyer
Learn some tools for experiencing grief in the physical body and moving it through to promote healing of ancestral trauma. My guest Oceana Sawyer is a death doula and funeral celebrant who utilizes earth-based spirituality, expressive arts and integral counseling psychology in her work. She teaches about the need to feel our emotions in the… Continue reading Ep. 299 Embodied Grieving for Ancestral Trauma and Loss with Oceana Sawyer
Ep. 298 Loss Without Sadness: Another View of Grief with Jennifer Mathews
Learn how for some of us it’s possible to experience grief without being sad and why that’s okay. My guest Jennifer Mathews is a founding member of the Ashland Death Cafe and the Living/Dying Alliance of Southern Oregon. She is on a mission to shift cultural messages that hold us back from joy and to… Continue reading Ep. 298 Loss Without Sadness: Another View of Grief with Jennifer Mathews
I can’t speak highly enough of this podcast and Dr. Karen Wyatt!!! The material is so engaging and pertinent for our times!!! She draws in such diverse aspects of meaningful living and honoring the stages of life that include death. A wonderful speaker, so beautifully done!!!
This podcast addresses such valuable topics...grief, rituals, hospice, hope, vigils, and so much more. Karen approaches each topic and guest with kindness and compassion. Thank you for sharing this important information.
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This is the exact voice people need to listen to when the darkness of any experience in life (or death) has become too big. Karen brings not just experience and wisdom to this program, but a palpable love that pulls you into a lighter place. She has found her uniqe purpose in the world, and it's such an important one.