Change the way you live and die.

When you consciously contemplate and connect with others around the reality of your mortality, it will change how you die—and how you live, right here, right now and for the rest of your life.

Transform end-of-life planning into a rich opportunity for personal growth and community connection.

At Willow Workshops® you will check things off your to-do list and learn, grow and even find joy in the process.

Willow Workshops® are a space for personal and group exploration, where instead of being lectured to, you'll actively engage with others through individual, pair, and group sharing exercises.

 

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How to make money helping others with end-of-life planning: FREE Webinar

Virtual

Presented by Willow Co-founder, Reena Lazar

 
September 27, 2023, from 12:00  to 1:00 PM (Los Angeles/PDT)

October 1, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM (Los Angeles/PDT)

October 2, 2023, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM (Los Angeles/PDT)

 

Here’s what you’ll learn in the free 60-minute webinar: 

  • How to lead end-of-life planning workshops with ease
  • Why making money doing work you love is your right
  • How to set fees when leading end-of-life-planning workshops
  • Who to approach (and how) to sponsor your end-of-life workshops
  • How to promote your end-of-life planning workshops
  • How to get paid to work with individuals and families
  • What kind of end-of-life planning really makes a difference
  • How to promote yourself as an end-of-life planner
Register Now

9 Things to Include in Your Departure Directions®: A Willow Workshop®

Virtual

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Debra White
 

September 23, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM (Seattle / PDT)

September 23, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM (London/ BST)

(See when it is in your timezone)

Departure Directions® is Willow’s term for your written guidelines—determined by your values, beliefs and priorities—for how you wish to be cared for and remembered after you die. 

Completing your Departure Directions® will give you peace of mind knowing your final wishes will reflect who you are and what matters most to you while alleviating stress, chaos and worry for the people you leave behind. Articulating and writing your Departure Directions® will benefit you in the here and now. Understanding all that matters in the end, is a pathway to living and loving fully, now.

Consider that every act of how you are cared for after you die is an opportunity for meaningful rituals that can build, nourish and heal individuals and communities.

In this workshop, you will: 

  • Get introduced to Willow’s end-of-life planning tool, 9 Things to Include in Your Departure Directions®.
  • Explore the factors that shape your Departure Directions®.
  • Gain some clarity about who and what matter most to guide you in making your choices.
  • Become inspired to get into action around how to live and die well.
Register Now

How to Create and Live Your Legacy: A Willow Workshop®

Virtual

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Debra White
 

September 28, 2023, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM (Seattle / PDT)

September 29, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM (Australia)

(See when it is in your timezone)

With six meaningful prompts, the 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter (available for free in the Willow shop) helps you write lasting messages to important people in your life, and transform those relationships in the here and now.

In this workshop, you’ll be warmed up and guided to write at least one Legacy Love Letter® to someone in your life. We also discuss how this powerful tool can be used for people supporting or assisting others. 

 

In this workshop you will:

  • Get introduced to and experience using Willow’s end-of-life planning tool, The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter®.
  • Experience how writing a Legacy Love Letter® creates an opportunity to reflect and connect. 
  • Discover how writing a lasting message can impact your relationships, here and now.
Register Now

Greening Your Death and Aligning Your Values: A Willow Workshop®

Virtual

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Jacqui Williams

October 2, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM (London/ BST)

October 2, 2023, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Australia)

(See when it is in your timezone)

Many of us do our best to live mindfully and walk lightly on our planet. Yet, we tend to give little consideration to the environmental impact of what happens to us after we die. Partly, this is because we live in a culture fraught with death denial. Typically, when someone dies, a funeral provider is called to remove the person and arrange for either burial or cremation. Most people don’t take the time to understand the array of options within these two choices, or what alternatives are available in addition to these two choices. The good news is, many steps can be taken to green your death no matter where you live, and new options for greening your death are growing. 

In this workshop, you will:

  • Consider and articulate what about greening your death matters to you.
  • Discover the environmental impacts of various choices for after-death care.
  • Learn about green options that may be available in your region.
  • Consider the best way to align your values with your choices.
Register Now

Writing you Heart Will® as a Manifesto for
Living: A Willow Workshop®

Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Johanna Munson
October 2, 2023, from, 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Seattle / PDT)

Your Heart Will® is a tool to help you reflect on your life and create lasting messages for those you love and for future generations. Sometimes referred to as an Ethical Will, Spirit Will or Legacy Letter, your Heart Will® can be given to specific people at the end of your life, or be shared at a goodbye ritual or ceremony after you die. You might even choose to share your Heart Will® with others before you die!

Writing your Heart Will® is also a powerful discovery process that supports you to live and love fully. In essence, your Heart Will® can serve as a manifesto for living to ground and guide you when you need it. 

In this workshop you will:

  • Get introduced to and experience using Willow’s free tool, How to Write Your Heart Will®.
  • Discover how you can use this tool for yourself and to assist others with legacy writing. 
  • Experience the impact of reflecting on your life and engaging in the process of discerning who and what matter most.
Register Now

The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter®: A Willow Workshop®

Virtual

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Debra White
 

October 4, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM (Vancouver / PDT)

October 5, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Australia)

(See when it is in your timezone)

With six meaningful prompts, the 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter® (available for free in the Willow shop) helps you write lasting messages to important people in your life, and transform those relationships in the here and now.

In this workshop, you’ll be warmed up and guided to write at least one Legacy Love Letter® to someone in your life. We also discuss how this powerful tool can be used for people supporting or assisting others. 

 

In this workshop you will:

  • Get introduced to and experience using Willow’s end-of-life planning tool, The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter®.
  • Experience how writing a Legacy Love Letter® creates an opportunity to reflect and connect. 
  • Discover how writing a lasting message can impact your relationships, here and now.
Register Now

Values, Wishes and Who and What Matter Most: A Willow Workshop®

Virtual

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Jacqui Williams

October 16, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM (London/ BST)

October 16, 2023, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Australia)

(See when it is in your timezone)

Many of us know the benefits of preparing for our one-day, some-day death. But sometimes it’s hard to get started. All this planning-ahead business feels overwhelming and fragmented. Or perhaps some basic planning pieces are in place but it feels like your planning documents don’t reflect your true essence.

Based on three tools from Willow’s holistic and pragmatic workbook, 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death, Values, Wishes and Who and What Matter Most will guide you to explore the reality of your mortality in a fun and interactive workshop. Making sense of life and death before making practical arrangements will ensure that your end-of-life planning reflects your values and priorities. Whether you have days or decades left to live, thinking about and preparing for your death will inspire you to live your best life now.

In this workshop you will:

  • Articulate your core values and how they impact your living and dying.
  • Get present to your hopes and fears around your inevitable death.
  • Gain some clarity about who and what matter most.
  • Become inspired to get into action around how to live and die well.
Register Now

Greening Your Death and Aligning Your Values: A Willow Workshop®

Virtual

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Debra White
 

October 19, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Seattle / PDT)

October 19, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (London/ BST)

(See when it is in your timezone)

Many of us do our best to live mindfully and walk lightly on our planet. Yet, we tend to give little consideration to the environmental impact of what happens to us after we die. Partly, this is because we live in a culture fraught with death denial. Typically, when someone dies, a funeral provider is called to remove the person and arrange for either burial or cremation. Most people don’t take the time to understand the array of options within these two choices, or what alternatives are available in addition to these two choices. The good news is, many steps can be taken to green your death no matter where you live, and new options for greening your death are growing. 

In this workshop, you will:

  • Consider and articulate what about greening your death matters to you.
  • Discover the environmental impacts of various choices for after-death care.
  • Learn about green options that may be available in your region.
  • Consider the best way to align your values with your choices.
Register Now

9 Things to Include in Your Departure Directions®: A Willow Workshop®

Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Johanna Munson 
October 21, 2023, from, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Seattle / PDT)

Departure Directions® is Willow’s term for your written guidelines—determined by your values, beliefs and priorities—for how you wish to be cared for and remembered after you die. 

Completing your Departure Directions® will give you peace of mind knowing your final wishes will reflect who you are and what matters most to you while alleviating stress, chaos and worry for the people you leave behind. Articulating and writing your Departure Directions® will benefit you in the here and now. Understanding all that matters in the end, is a pathway to living and loving fully, now.

Consider that every act of how you are cared for after you die is an opportunity for meaningful rituals that can build, nourish and heal individuals and communities.

In this workshop, you will: 

  • Get introduced to Willow’s end-of-life planning tool, 9 Things to Include in Your Departure Directions®.
  • Explore the factors that shape your Departure Directions®.
  • Gain some clarity about who and what matter most to guide you in making your choices.
  • Become inspired to get into action around how to live and die well.
Register Now

The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter®: A Willow Workshop®

Virtual

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Jacqui Williams

October 30, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM (London/ BST)

October 30, 2023, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Australia)

(See when it is in your timezone)

With six meaningful prompts, the 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter® (available for free in the Willow shop) helps you write lasting messages to important people in your life, and transform those relationships in the here and now.

In this workshop, you’ll be warmed up and guided to write at least one Legacy Love Letter® to someone in your life. We also discuss how this powerful tool can be used for people supporting or assisting others. 

 

In this workshop you will:

  • Get introduced to and experience using Willow’s end-of-life planning tool, The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter®.
  • Experience how writing a Legacy Love Letter® creates an opportunity to reflect and connect. 
  • Discover how writing a lasting message can impact your relationships, here and now.
Register Now

Legacy Love Letters® and Heart Wills®: A FREE Willow Workshop®

Mountain View Cemetery: 5455 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z3

Presented by Willow Co-founder, Reena Lazar and Willow EOL Educator®,Christa Ovenell
November 5, 2023, from, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Seattle / PDT)

No matter what kind of life you live, how much money you have, or what you think of your accomplishments, consider that you have a legacy. Inside a thoughtful and dynamic group process you will reflect on your life and begin drafting lasting messages for those you love and future generations. Writing your Heart Will® and Legacy Love Letter® (sometimes referred to as ethical wills or legacy letters) will give you peace of mind that nothing is left unsaid. Contemplating your legacy this way is a powerful discovery process that will support you to live your remaining days with meaning and purpose.

This 3-part workshop series will support you to:

  • Experience the impact of reflecting on your life and engaging in the process of discerning who and what matter most. 
  • Get introduced to and experience using Willow’s 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter® and How to Write Your Heart Will® tools.
  • Get clear on the legacy you are living and the legacy you want to leave.
Register Now

5 Steps to Successful End of Life Planning Conversations: A Willow Workshop®

Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Johanna Munson
November 6, 2023, from, 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Seattle / PDT)

Have you ever started to talk about some aspect of end-of-life planning with someone and got shut down? Or maybe you’ve been wanting to talk about end-of-life planning but you’re lost about how to even broach the topic. You have ideas in your mind about how your people are going to react, and it’s just too uncomfortable to go there. 

Many of us understand the importance of preparing for your someday, one-day, inevitable death while you’re still healthy enough to do that.  But talking about death in a death-phobic and death-denying culture can be a challenge. Whether you’re thinking about your own end-of-life planning or you want to facilitate plans for someone else, it really helps to talk about it first!

In this workshop, you will: 

  • Get introduced to Willow’s end-of-life planning tool, 5 Steps for Successful End-of-Life Planning Conversations. 
  • Increase your readiness to undertake end-of-life planning, and other challenging conversations. 
  • Gain insight into the intentions, concerns, context, and importance of end-of-life planning conversations in your life. 
  • Be guided through key steps for having successful and meaningful end-of-life planning conversations. 
  • Gain clarity about who and what matter most.
Register Now

The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter®: A Willow Workshop®

Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA

Presented by Willow EOL Educator®, Johanna Munson
December 4, 2023, from, 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Seattle / PDT)

With six meaningful prompts, the 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter® (available for free in the Willow shop) helps you write lasting messages to important people in your life, and transform those relationships in the here and now.

In this workshop, you’ll be warmed up and guided to write at least one Legacy Love Letter® to someone in your life. We also discuss how this powerful tool can be used for people supporting or assisting others. 

 

In this workshop you will:

  • Get introduced to and experience using Willow’s end-of-life planning tool, The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter®.
  • Experience how writing a Legacy Love Letter® creates an opportunity to reflect and connect. 
  • Discover how writing a lasting message can impact your relationships, here and now.
Register Now
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