Art of Dying Workshop for Health Care Professionals

Thursday, October 25, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$10 includes art materials
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Limited number of seats so reserve early.
(619) 251-8474

Recommended for doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice and other medical professionals

Bob Findle died of cancer on March 16, 2012 and left a legacy through his Daily Art Project covering the last 100+ days of his life. His work gives us an inside look at one man’s dance with death. In these 100+ pieces are themes that are shared by many who know they are dying and are presented in a way that is more powerful than words. (Along with a sense of humor and heart.)

We will look to Bob’s art to extract learnings through dialog and experiential exercises – in hopes of making us more effective helpers.

In a safe and supportive setting we will:
•    Investigate our own areas of discomfort around end of life conversation and shift that discomfort to become an even better helper.
•    See how art can be a tool for communication with others as well as a way to process feelings and ideas.
•    Learn simple art processes that we can offer to our patients that can be more satisfying and informative than words alone in cultivating more information about their physical and emotional state.
No previous art experience is needed, don’t worry, all will be simple and satisfying.

Facilitated by Tish McAllise Sjoberg, Expressive Arts Therapist, M.A., CAGS
The death of my mother, father, and beloved dog within a short 6-month period brought me both to Expressive Arts Therapy and hospice work. I have used the arts in hospice with dying, grieving and staff. I work with loss of all kind in my private practice and have experienced first hand the power of the arts in healing and remembering.

Special Guest David Jones
Bob’s partner will be available to add depth and story,
answer questions .and give perspective.