a presentation of ... Creative Healing, LLC

Opening The Heart Of Western Medicine

2015 Keynote Speakers

You'll find Call-in and Replay Access beneath each Speaker's photo and description.

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Stephen Jenkinson


Die Wise


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Stephen Jenkinson discuss his book "Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul." They will discuss Stephen's passionate belief that "dying well is a right and responsibility of everyone." Stephen speaks candidly about his not always well-accepted views on palliative care and how we die.


In this interview you will learn:


  • What are the roots and the consequences of death phobia in our society
  • Why learning to die is the antidote to death phobia
  • The downside of hope at the end-of-life
  • How grief counseling can go wrong for patients

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

http://iTeleseminar.com/74318169 

If you liked Stephen Jenkinson's talk you might also like:

Sarah Kerr                          Olivia Bareham                 Marilyn Schlitz PhD                                 Bart Windrum                     Caitlin Doughty

Ira Byock, MD


The Best Care Possible:

Revolutionizing the 

Healthcare System


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Ira Byock MD discuss his new project the Providence Institute for Human Caring, which "will bring greater attention to the personal side of illness, dying, caregiving and grieving."


In this interview you will learn:


  • Why "geography is destiny" when it comes to end-of-life care
  • The greatest issues facing end-of-life care in the U.S. at this time
  • Changes that need to be made: in Medicare laws, medical education, caregiver support, and staffing in medical facilities
  • Why we need an ethical approach to technological advances in medical treatment

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

http://iTeleseminar.com/74318673

If you liked Dr. Byock's talk you might also like:

Kevin Haselhorst, MD                            Kirsten DeLeo                  Jessica McCannon, MD

Monica Williams-Murphy, MD                Anita Brikman                           

 

Monica Williams-

Murphy, MD

Kevin Haselhorst, MD

Karen Wyatt MD

MD Panel Discussion:

Changing the Medical Approach to Death and Dying



Join this inspiring panel discussion with Drs. Monica Williams-Murphy, Kevin Haselhorst and Karen Wyatt. These 3 physicians will candidly discuss their experiences as medical doctors who are passionate about improving end-of-life care in the U.S.


In this interview you will learn: 


  • The most pressing issues in Western medicine regarding end-of-life care
  • What (if anything) is working well in our current system
  • Obstacles physicians face in helping patients at the end-of-life
  • What changes need to be made in the medical profession to improve end-of-life care for patients

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

Kate Kalanick


The Green Burial Movement: The Wave

 of the Future


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Kate Kalanick discuss her role as the executive director of the Green Burial Council, which "hopes to make 'green' or 'natural' burial the new standard" within the deathcare industry.


In this interview you will learn: 


  • The history and mission of the Green Burial Council
  • The definition of "green" burial according to the GBC
  • What it takes to be certified by the GBC
  • How to promote green burial in your own community

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:


If you liked Kate Kalanick's talk you might also like:

Cassandra Yonder            Donna Belk                  Sarah Kerr

Caitlin Doughty                 Caleb Wilde                  Amy Browne and Brian Wilson

Caleb Wilde


Confessions of a 

Funeral Director  


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Caleb Wilde discuss his experiences as a funeral director and the changes he would like to see in the funeral industry.


In this interview you will learn: 


  • Why funerals are important
  • The benefits and burdens of being a funeral director
  • How the funeral industry needs to change to keep up with currents trends

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

If you liked Caleb Wilde's talk you might also like:

Cassandra Yonder            Donna Belk                  Sarah Kerr

Caitlin Doughty                 Kate Kalanick               Amy Browne and Brian Wilson

Donna Belk


A Guide to the "New" Home Funeral


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Donna Belk discuss Beyond Hospice, her training program for midwives to the dying and home funeral guides. This 88-hour certificate course trains individuals to work alongside professionals using "heart-oriented skills" to assist the dying and their loved ones.


In this interview you will learn: 


  • The role of end-of-life and home funeral guides
  • An overview of the training necessary to become a guide
  • The benefits of receiving this type of training
  • How to promote home funerals in your own community


Websites: www.donnabelk.com

                  www.beyondhospice.com       

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

Event Page (to listen online AND VIEW SLIDES) 
http://iTeleseminar.com/75981495

If you liked Donna Belk's interview you might also like:

Cassandra Yonder            Caleb Wilde                  Sarah Kerr

Caitlin Doughty                 Kate Kalanick               Amy Browne and Brian Wilson

 

Heidi Connolly


Crossing the Rubicon:

Poems of Love & Grief


Join Dr. Karen Wyatt, host of Death Expo, and Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Heidi Connolly discuss her book Crossing the Rubicon, a book of poems and revelation "downloaded" from her husband Randy after his death.


In this interview you will learn:

  • How Heidi experienced after-death communication with her husband
  • The impact of this communication on her grief and healing process
  • How others suffering from loss and grief might benefit from her story

  • Website: www.heidiconnolly.com

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

If you liked Heidi Connolly's talk you might also like:

Terri Daniel                       Jamie Kruse                  William Peters, MEd, MFT

Carol Jones                       Jeffrey Marks               Lizzie Miles

Jeffrey Marks


The Afterlife Interviews



Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Jeffrey Marks discuss his books The Afterlife Interviews, Volumes I & II. These books detail Jeffrey's use of his mediumship skills to conduct extensive interviews with departed spirits about their experience of the afterlife.


In this interview you will learn: 


  • How Jeffrey conceived of and conducted this project
  • An overview of the questions Jeffrey asked during the interviews and the type of answers he received
  • The most important lessons learned from the interviews

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

If you like Jeffrey Mark's talk you might also like:

Terri Daniel                        Lizzie Miles                  William Peters, MEd, MFT

Carol Jones                       Jeffrey Marks               Eben Alexander MD

Terri Daniel


Conscious Grieving


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Rev. Terri Daniel discuss Terri's recent work teaching about a mystical approach to the grief process. Terri will share her personal and professional experiences dealing with grief as a means of transformation.


In this interview you will learn: 


  • The role of sacred ceremonies and ritual in the grief journey
  • How she learned a mystical approach to grief
  • How art can support us through our most difficult times and help us find hope and new beginnings

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

If you like Terri Daniel's talk you might also like:

Jamie Kruse                      Blyth Lord                   Kirsten DeLeo

Carol Jones                       Sarah Kerr                 Olivia Bareham

Sarah Treanor


Stil, Life: A Photographic Journey Through Grief


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Sarah Treanor discuss Sarah's creative work: STILL, LIFE | A Photographic Journey Through Grief. Sarah, who at the age of 29 lost her fiance in a tragic accident, will share her own experience with grief and how she used photography to help her find hope. She will include slides of her work in this presentation.


In this interview you will learn: 


  • How Sarah came to start the Still.Life project in the midst of her grieving process
  • What she learned about grief on her one-year journey
  • How art can support us through our most difficult times and help us find hope and new beginnings

Website: www.streanor.com 

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

Event Page (to listen online AND VIEW SLIDES) 
http://iTeleseminar.com/74319555

If you like Sarah Treanor's talk you might also like:

Jamie Kruse                      Blyth Lord                   Tom Murray

Carol Jones                       Molly Stuart                Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

Jethro Heiko


My Gift of Grace


Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Jethro Heiko discuss the game My Gift of Grace, which was designed by Common Practice and is "a conversation game for living and dying well." 


In this interview you will learn: 


  • How Jethro and his partners conceived of My Gift of Grace
  • How the game is played and who can play it
  • Results of a study involving the My Gift of Grace game
  • Stories and feedback from those who have benefitted from the game

Websites: www.mygiftofgrace.com

                 www.ourcommompractice.com

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

http://iTeleseminar.com/74319618

If you like Jethro Heiko's talk you might also like:

Jessica McCannon MD                      Kimberly Paul                    Ashley Benem

Molly Stuart                                        Jon Underwood                 Anita Brikman

Moran Zur


Safe Beyond: Leaving a 

Digital Legacy


Join Dr. Karen Wyatt in this conversation with Moran Zur, creator of Safe Beyond, a digital platform for leaving messages for loved ones to be delivered posthumously.


In this interview you will learn:


  • What inspired Moran to create Safe Beyond
  • Why a digital legacy is important
  • The features offered by Safe Beyond
  • How Safe Beyond can help survivors deal with grief

Event has ended. Listen to the Replay here:

If you like Moran Zur's talk you might also like:

Anita Brikman                     Ashley Benem                       Jethro Heiko

Jeffrey Marks                      Terri Daniel                            Kees Veldboer