Conversations for Life™ Workshops for Individuals & Families
What people are saying about these workshops
As a baby boomer daughter, I can say without a doubt, knowing what mattered most to my mother for her last days, & honouring someone’s final wishes is the greatest act we may ever get to unite around.
Who’s the workshop for?
We all have stories… Stories that inform what we’d want to avoid or what would matter most for our own future care. But we aren’t taking about these in a way that can make a difference for ourselves or those we love most.
The Conversations for Life™ workshops were designed to help baby boomers, those they love and care for, to learn, define, and discuss what matters most, so that you /we/they can make informed choices and advocate for your /our/their own future care.
Why this workshop?
This workshop was designed specifically to support individuals and families to turn avoidance into action.
The virtual workshops provide you with steps to overcome fears of talking about death and dying, honour your stories, and learn how to have a say in what matters most for your future care.
Part of our nationally endorsed Public Health campaign pilot: Conversations for Life™ is inspired by the stories of real people. The virtual workshop series provides you with the first step to overcome the fear of talking about death and dying in order to have a say in what matters most for your future care.
The approach, tools and processes provide an opportunity for you to:
- Explore what matters most to you now.
- Provide information to help you make your own informed choices.
- Get tools and tips to help you start your own conversations.
- Create an action plan for your next steps.
- Apply what you’ve learned, in your own life over time.
What past workshop participants say:
- 98% would recommend the workshops to others.
- 86% of respondents stated they had learned how to hold end of life conversations, make informed choices, access local resources and received materials to begin documenting their own future care plans.
- Delegates have ranged from 24-88 years of age.
In a national (UK) end of life care survey participants said:
- I want support for my physical, emotional, personal and spiritual needs.
- I want my loved ones to know my wishes and be supported and involved in my care.
- I want to receive the care I want in the place I choose ( If at all possible).
- And I want to make my own decisions.
In order to achieve any of these, those around you need to know what matters most.
Exploring your choices, rights and available resources whilst still healthy or early in a diagnosis can give you:
- The gift of time. Time to consider options, communicate more effectively, and access available care in your community.
- The increased likelihood that your wishes will be carried out, aligned with your values, beliefs and priorities.
- The opportunity to lessen anxiety and burden on your family, friends and professionals- who otherwise have to guess if you were unable to speak for yourself.
- The clarity of choice and peace of mind gained from doing your best to define and inform your future care.
Studies have shown that advance care planning improves quality of care and patient outcomes.
Virtual Webinar & Workshop Options
Taster Workshop: The Conversation Game™
Virtual Self-Paced Course
Facilitated Group Workshop Series
Session fees include individual or family use of our approach and materials for the registered individual.
Disclaimer: These workshops are educational coaching sessions designed to inform and facilitate participants to plan for your future care. No medical advice is provided. Please read our full terms and conditions here.
This is both a fantastically practical and poignant project which could help thousands of families. Talking about and planning the care we wish to receive in the final weeks and months of our life is a crucial first step towards the good death.
The more that individuals and their families have talked about death, dying and how they wish to be cared for, the more that care can be matched to the individual’s wishes and needs. It will also help staff and volunteers provide bereaved relatives and friends with the support they need, as well as often improving the inner strength and resources which bereaved people can call on to cope with their loved one’s death.
National Director, National End of Life Care Programme