When a Loved One is Dying: The Soul Sitter’s Handbook

Apr 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Soul Sitter's Handbook covPeople are afraid of death and being around the dying. They are afraid they will say or do something wrong. Your presence can be a great gift, if you check your ego at the door.

Stacey Canfield and Candace Conradi, authors of The Soul Sitter’s Handbook, join host Gail Rubin on A Good Goodbye Radio on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on TogiNet Talk Radio to discuss what to do to ease anxiety when a loved one is dying.

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Topics include:

  • Using STEPS when interacting with the dying – Smile, Touch, Eye Contact, Patience, Service
  • How the a death of a loved one propels mourners to “white space on the map” of  the unknown and unexpected. These experiences offer significant growth potential.
  • Positive Grief Method – there really is such a thing as healthy sadness
  • The triad approach for Intuitive Care, Advocacy, and Heritage
  • The Purposeful Passage – how to create a plan to carry out end-of-life wishes
  • The Miracle Dialogue Deck – a creative way to start meaningful conversations around the deathbed

Soul Sitters provides a comforting online community and free downloadable tools at the website www.SoulSitters.com.

A Good Goodbye is an entertaining and educational weekly 60-minute online radio show on “everything you need to know before you go.” The program airs live on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 p.m. PT on TogiNet Talk Radio.

Each show becomes available as a podcast shortly after each live program. All past program podcasts on A Good Goodbye radio can be downloaded for free from iTunes, TogiNet Talk Radio or AGoodGoodbye.com.

A Good Goodbye covers a wide range of critical information most people don’t consider until there’s a death in the family. Host Gail Rubin, CT, brings a light touch to a serious subject and presents expert interviews on funeral planning issues with practical insights into the party no one wants to plan.

By planning ahead and having a conversation, families can reduce stress at a time of grief, minimize family conflict, save money and create a meaningful, memorable “good goodbye.”

Sign up for a free planning form and get more information at www.AGoodGoodbye.com.

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Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®

Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio show, she is a Certified Thanatologist (that’s a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started. She’s also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, and insurance agent.

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. She is Vice President of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, helping to start conversations across religions. Her website is www.AGoodGoodbye.com.

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