Dying with Choice: Leaving Your Body Behind

June 19th, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Kim Mooney, ThanatologistPresident of Practically Dying, LLCOther Panelists TBAHost: Dawn Taylor, Phd

About The Presentation

Dying today is often complex, tugged us between bodies that can die for a long time, our fabulous, relentless medical system, and the desire to have a death that reflects the wholeness of our life.  What does it mean to die with dignity, how do we learn how to let go without fear, and how does medicine help and hinder that?  What’s our role and responsibility to our own death?

In this panel presentation, we’ll discuss volitional ways to recognize and approach death as part of life through Buddhism and Shamanism and psychedelics, as well as choices about how to die when we want to, including Palliative Sedation, Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking, and Medical Aid in Dying.

About the Presenter

Kim Mooney has worked in the end-of-life and grief field for over 26 years, with hospice, and as an independent consultant, most recently receiving the international Association for Death Education and Counseling’s 2018 Community Educator award. She has worked with statewide Advance Care Planning initiatives, crisis intervention teams, the Colorado End Of Life Options Act, and The Conversation Project.  She is the Founder of Practically Dying, LLC, an educational and support organization whose mission is to help us remember how to engage birth, life and death as opportunities to live without hesitation and die without regret.

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