Have you ever felt the need to talk about death and dying only to be met with awkwardness or avoidance from those around you?
Have you ever wondered why?
In Western society, we don't talk about death and dying. Not only is death not spoken of, we don't even see evidence of it in public anymore. Over the last 200 years or so, death and dying has been systematically removed from our eyes, thoughts, and everyday experiences unless someone we know has died. This invisibility has, however, created fear...of death, of dying, and that our lives are limited.
I've got news for you...all living things must die eventually...and that includes you and me!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Death is a full day workshop that, at its heart, is about a conversation that we have forgotten how to have. It's about bringing what we fear most out into the light, to be acknowledged, interpreted, and felt.
But that's not all...there is a also flip side to this conversation, and to death...and that is life! And joy...and fun...and meaning...and purpose!
When we acknowledge that our lives are limited, to how many hours/days/weeks/years we do not know, we tend to live more fully and make each moment count just that little bit more.
Through a series of thought-provoking exercises, video clips, and most importantly...conversations...you will leave the day feeling more comfortable, present and alive with who you are and what you want out of the time you have in the body you were given.
Where: Private sector: This workshop will only run with an organised group. Organisations: Passionate Life Consulting will come to you! For bookings and inquiries please contact Ava on the contact page.
When: Please refer to the Calendar page for upcoming dates. Workshops are limited to 10 participants so booking is essential.
Cost: Private sector: $165/person Organisations: $225/person - packages available upon request. Payment can be made here.
The Funeral Carol Burnett and Robin Williams
This is one interpretation of grief and loss, heavily peppered with humour as these two comedians are well renowned for! Enjoy!
This video clip is taken from The Carol Burnett Show in the late 1970's where Robin Williams was a guest performer.
Disclaimer The information shared here is not intended to trivialise or minimise the grief associated with death and dying.
"I thoroughly recommend attending Ava’s seminar, it is very thought provoking and enlightening. It also helped me to gain perspective about what really matters at the end of the day. Ava’s embraced the day with sensitivity and humour and I left feeling like I had gained clarity in being able to come to terms with death."
"Thanks Ava for a most interesting and touching event. I am inspired by others stories of their experiences of death. Certainly a unique workshop and I look forward to seeing it grow and evolve. Well done you!"
"What a fantastic workshop. A workshop on how to live a more passionate and fulfilling life, by exploring your eminent death. Done with humour and honesty - for more info on this intriguing and professional workshop, go to...(this website)"