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Exploring End of Life Possibilities

January 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Documentary Griefwalker and Introducing Death Doula Akaljeet

Thursday, January 27th
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Third Street Center, Calaway Room, Carbondale

The local guidance on public gatherings regarding transmission of Covid-19 and its variants can be found at Garfield County Public Health HERE
Consider the guidelines as you plan to attend this event.
Masks required for all attendees.

You are invited to a screening of the documentary, Griefwalker, the 2008 documentary about Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
Through his daytime job, he was at the deathbed of well over 1,000 people. What he saw over and over, he says, was “a wretched anxiety and an existential terror” even when there is no pain.
Indicting the practice of palliative care itself, Stephen made it his life’s mission to change the way we die – to turn the act of dying from denial and resistance into an essential part of life.
From his experiences at Mt. Sinai Stephen went on to write the book Die Wise, a global bestseller, that  teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well.
Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs.

Special guest for the evening is Aklajeet, a graduate of the Brian Utting School of Massage and the prestigious Ruthie Hardee Ashiatsu School in Denver. Akaljeet has been in private practice for over 2 decades offering her talents in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities. She holds multiple certifications including Healing Touch, Thai, sports massage & craniosacral.

Most recently, Akaljeet completed the Conscious Death Coach and Sacred Passage Doula certifications at the Conscious Dying Institute of Boulder, Colorado.

Akaljeet offers these words introducing her practice as a Death Doula –
“EVERY BREATH IS A STEP CLOSER TO DEATH Design the bridge you seek to cross someday”

Suggested Donation: $10

Reserve your place by sending an e-mail to info@davinikent.org.

More information about Stephen Jenkinson’s work HERE
Akaljeet HERE.


January 27, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Center for Human Flourishing
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Third Street Center

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