Welcome to Willow,
your end-of-life care, education and training portal for yourself, your family or your practice.
Did you know that we humans are the only animals who know we’re going to die?
It’s the one thing in life we’re certain of, yet most people do everything in their power to avoid thinking about, talking about, let alone preparing for it. The vast majority of people don’t have any documents in place, because they live in a state of death denial, rather than death acceptance.
While public institutions offer many advance-care-planning resources, their questionnaires, forms and public-education efforts are just not working.
Allow Willow to guide you with heart-centered, end-of-life planning.
End-of-life planning is a phrase that represents the broad concept of planning ahead for the unpredictability of life and the inevitability of death.
Getting clear and communicating your priorities and wishes about your health and personal care, your legacy and after-death care as well as your finances and how you’ll be remembered, will go a long way toward creating peace of mind, and reducing anxiety, regret, and conflict.
It's not only about dying well, but also living well.
When you consciously contemplate and connect with others around the reality of your mortality, it will change how you live, right here, right now, and for the rest of your life. Whether you have days or decades left to live, the best time to prepare is now.
End-of-life planning education is an opportunity for personal growth and community connection.
With Willow’s heart-centered end-of-life education and training framework, you will be as prepared as possible for the inevitable, and live your remaining days with purpose and intention.
Willow's End-of-Life Planning Tools and Programs
Create an end-of-life plan for yourself or someone you love.
We want you to check things off your end-of-life to-do list and we want you to learn, grow and even find joy in the process.
To help you discover the full scope of your options and make informed choices that reflect your core values and priorities take one or more of these actions:
- Make use of the free tools in the Willow Shop.
- Enrol in Willow’s free 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death Online program.
- Register for Willow Workshops™ provided by experienced and licensed Willow EOL Educators™.
Become and End-of-Life Educator or enhance your existing end-of-life practice.
If you’re passionate about end-of-life education and planning, join Willow’s vibrant community of Willow EOL Educators™. As a licensed Willow EOL Educator™ you can use Willow’s expanding end-of-life education and planning tools and products, including detailed scripts for virtual and in-person workshops, advance-care-planning and coaching tools.
You’ll be equipped to guide people to get their affairs in order and, at the same time uncover their hopes and fears, articulate their core values and clarify who and what matters most to them, now. You’ll also receive marketing support, and professional and business development to build or augment your heart-centered practice.
"Full of powerful questions, this beautiful inquiry brought me deeper into my heart — which is where I want to live from … more in the present, in creating my future with sacred intention"
Danielle LaPorte, Creator of The Desire Map Program
"This workbook is a wonderful resource! We live in a culture in denial of death. Here are accessible and insightful tools that help us to turn facing the truth of our mortality into a profound opportunity for connecting with what gives our lives meaning and joy."
Beverly Spring, Palliative Care Physician, Vancouver, Canada
"Willow tools are thoughtful and practical resources that inspire deep reflection and positive change."
Tracy Chalmers, End of Life Doula & Instructor, End of Life Doula Program, Douglas College
Explore Our Free Tools & Products
End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework
This self-guided program will help you base your planning on your values and priorities and lay the groundwork for you to be as prepared as possible for the inevitable. Focused around the digital, fillable workbook, the program, pulls together our most effective self-reflection exercises from the workshops and coaching we’ve done for the past few years.
End of Life Planning Training Resource: 5 Steps for Successful End-of-Life Planning Conversations
There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of preparing for your someday, one-day inevitable death, while you’re still healthy enough to do that. Whether you’re thinking about your own end-of-life planning or the death of someone in your life, it really helps to talk about it first! For guidance on how to have successful EOL planning conversations, use this 8-page, fillable tool to set your intention, identify your concerns, create context and explain the importance of your conversation and finally, reflect.
The Death Planning Workbook You Need: 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death (Print Workbook)
A workbook to explore the reality of your mortality. This 38-page, print or fillable digital workbook will help you base your planning on your values and priorities and lay the groundwork for you to be as prepared as possible for the inevitable. Whether you have days or decades left to live, thinking about and preparing for your someday, one-day death will inspire you to live your best life now.
$23.00 USD (Price Includes Shipping to US and Canada)
Reality of Our Mortality Planning Checklist
Willow’s Reality of Our Mortality Planning Checklist will help you explore pragmatic end-of-life planning as a heart-centred and holistic practice. The topics on the list move beyond the purely pragmatic to include self-reflection, relationships and the interconnected nature of life and death.