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[Online] Loss to Legacy: A Stepping Stone Path to Healing and Transformation

Date: 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT April 1, 2021 Location: Online


With storytelling at the core of this workshop, presenter Lily Myers Kaplan will showcase the concept of living-legacy through exploring an eight-step map for conscious grieving that clinicians may incorporate into their work with clients.

Death and grief are presented as initiatory rites of passage, and acceptance of death is suggested as a healing and essential part of the human experience. This innovative method addresses a multitude of losses, including both literal and metaphorical death, through use of the four standing-stones (Story, Reflection, Vision and Action) and the eight stepping stones within them.

The Loss to Legacy process includes practices such as storytelling, inner reflection, developing a vision from lessons learned through trauma, and taking action to create a living-legacy born of loss. Sample worksheets for practicing the Loss to Legacy method will offer a step-by-step process/tool for practitioners to use with grievers, helping clients translate mourning into meaning and renewed purpose.

Following this presentation, participants will:

  • Learn a step-by-step technique for processing trauma, loss, and grief that uses the four standing stones—Story, Reflection, Vision, and Action—and the eight stepping stones within them for eliciting transformative realizations that lead to renewal and the building of a living-legacy.
  • Understand how to identify and apply the tools of ceremony and creative process as methods to assist clients dealing with loss, death and grief.
  • Leave with a better understanding of how to apply empathy through storytelling processes, learning how to incorporate discussions of the acceptance of the life, death, and rebirth cycles of nature as intrinsic to the human experience.

Event Details

Date & Time: Thursday, April 1, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Registration Rates

Noncredit: $30, includes 2 CEUs. Alumni save 20%
Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support Members: Free. 2 CEUs available for $20. View NWADEBS membership information
L&C Students, Faculty, Adjuncts and Staff: Free 
Lewis & Clark School-Based Mentors and Clinical Supervisors: Free

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    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About The Presenter:
Lily Myers Kaplan is an award-winning author, presenter, inter-faith minister, life-cycle celebrant and founder/director of Spirit of Resh Foundation. With a three-decade career focused on guiding people to build meaning and purpose from the most challenging life circumstances, Lily and Resh envision a cultural re-alignment in which people embrace death as a way of enhancing life and creating a living-legacy that makes a difference. Lily draws from studies in mythology, archetypal psychology, earth-based soulwork, and her experiences as a hospice volunteer manager and graduate program director of a modern-day Mystery School. As a two-time author (Two Rare Birds: A Legacy of Love & the award-winning Loss to Legacy: A Stepping Stone Path to Healing and Transformation), using story as a force for healing in her southern Oregon community is Lily’s passion. She is co-founder of Ashland Death Café and the Living/Dying Alliance of Southern Oregon. Serving Spirit of Resh Foundation and providing one-on-one grief retreats at her twenty-acre Sanctuary at Rainbow Ridge in southern Oregon is Lily’s way of honoring her ancestors, sharing wisdom gained through hardship, and helping others find beauty in the midst of their losses. Lily’s book, Loss to Legacy: A Stepping Stone Path to Healing & Transformation recently won a Nautilus Book award and The Living Now Book award in the Death, Dying, and Grief category.

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