A Year to Live

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How would your life change if you had

A Year to Live

This workshop, convening in 2014 in North Kohala, is a challenging way to re-think your priorities, focus on what you value most and prepare for changes you want in your life. Classes begin January 2014.

INFORMATION MEETINGS for this year-long exploration are scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd and 10th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Kohala Intergenerational Center, Kamehameha Park, Kapa’au.

Come learn about the class and meet the facilitators Bobbi Bryant and Stephen Shrader.  To confirm a seat at a free information-meeting, respond email ayeartolivenorthkohala@gmail.com.

This class is founded on the esteemed book A Year to Live by Stephen Levine

General Information

How will acting as if you have a terminal illness change your day to day priorities and practices? A learning community is convening in North Kohala, starting in January, to live with that question throughout 2014.

Using Stephen Levine’s book, A Year to Live, as a starting point we will examine our respective relationships with death through thoughts, feelings, sensations and beliefs using reading, journaling, music, guided visualizations, spiritual and physical practices. Examples of practical opportunities include, but are not limited to: moving through the stages of death (denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance); reviewing and sharing life’s joys and regrets; considering healing broken relationships with family and former friends; self-forgiveness; completing advanced medical directives; reviewing and/or completing wills; talking with family/friends about those and other plans/requests; and, writing an obituary, epitaph and memorial service program.  

This non-religious learning circle is limited to 16 members. Using principles of circle practice we will employ confidentiality to co-create safety to encourage authenticity. We will utilize technology to allow participation when you’re traveling. We will meet twice a month for 2 ½ hours.

One comment on “A Year to Live
  1. Dharmani says:

    I have never fully read this wonderful book and think this is an awesome idea! I will come to one of the info nites assuming they are the same info? and hope to be able to join the group. All the best! Dharmani

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