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Meet Death, abandon fear and you will begin to truly live.
In these sessions, Palliative Care Dr. Alexandra Mejía shares with us all her knowledge about death, both from a clinical perspective after 15 years of experience accompanying the sick and elderly in the final process of their life, and from a spiritual, after more than 25 years linked to Tibetan Buddhism.
In the West we experience death as a great taboo, an uncomfortable reality that we don't usually talk about and that causes us a lot of suffering and fear. However, Tibetan Buddhism teaches us to accept this process as part of life, delving into the process of death from a very complete perspective of everything that happens on a physical, psychic and spiritual level during said process. The objective of these meetings is therefore to help us transcend the greatest fear that every human being faces and from which all other fears start.
We want to help you "accept" your own death, as well as teach you how to properly accompany other people, whether they are family, friends, patients... in this last stage of their life. Because let's not also forget that what gives meaning to life is precisely that it is finite and being aware of this helps us to live in the present and take advantage of the time we share with our loved ones.
What is learning to die?
Accepting one's own death implies a preparation process, a preparation that must begin right now and that implies knowing oneself, starting from the question: What is death for me?
To do this, and throughout these sessions we will see what death is and what happens to human beings in general on a physical, emotional and spiritual level when we are in this final process of life, because as you will see in this course , a series of changes and manifestations take place in each one of these levels that are intimately related.
During our life we live many transitions. The most obvious are childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age; and all of them imply processes and changes, such as: our first day at school, graduation, first job, marriage, divorce, changing jobs, becoming parents for the first time, changing houses, cities or country... All these transitions entail changes and these usually produce discomfort, some pain, also joy, hope and decision-making...
And we comment on this because a large part of the obstacles that we encounter when we are going to die arise because we have refused to die to the small deaths that take place throughout our lives, it has to do with all the losses that we suffer, the transformations, changes of place, changes of feelings, of thoughts; because death is not only biological death, our daily life is made up of small deaths and if we are unable to relate to these losses and transitions that we live day by day, how are we going to relate to the most drastic of all, with death? of our body or our loved ones?
Through 11 sessions you will be able to learn how to manage our own end of life or accompany in the process.
The main theme of the meetings that we are going to have is "Accepting one's own death and accompanying the other's death." And one part is related to the other. During these meetings with Alexandra we will address important aspects in order to achieve this rapprochement, this understanding of the process of death.
This course on death is made up of the following training blocks:
Introduction to the course
Live well, die well - Part 1
Live well, die well - Part 2
Live well, die well - Part 3
Integrate death - Part 1
Integrate death - Part 2
Palliative care and advanced disease - Part 1
Palliative care and advanced disease - Part 2
Spiritual dimension at the end of life - Part 1
Spiritual dimension at the end of life - Part 2
Relationship with the sick person