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A Holistic Workshop for
Advanced Health Care Planning

For a day-long exploration in which we combine our hearts' need for authenticity and grace, and our minds' need for understanding and knowledge, with the necessity of documentation to honor our wishes. 


Join End of Life Midwives, Birgitta Kastenbaum and Cheserae Scala in working through our values and wishes with gentle guidance, heartfelt conversation, and carefully explained information regarding your options. Fill out an Advanced Health Care Directive legal in California as well as supportive additional documents to help ensure that your voice is heard. 


We will get clear on our values and beliefs and translate them into a personalized package containing an Advanced Health Care Directive and other documents to prepare for the "What if’s" of life, come join us as we spend the day in community and leave with your documents filled out, and your heart and mind at peace.


The workshop consists of two parts;

-  Advance Health Care Directives information and preparation session 

-  Filling in forms - Work session *A notary will be available to notarize your documents. 


Segments will be broken up by conversation, mindfulness and other practices

to ensure that the needs of both our hearts and minds are met with kindness and compassion. 

Information and reflection on all the details needed to complete an advance directive including:

  • Who speaks for you? Choosing a healthcare agent

  • Your wishes for care and life sustaining treatments

  • A safe space for conversation and questions.

  • Mindfulness and Holistic practices to keep us centered.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in exploring and planning for the “What if’s” and wanting to ensure their wishes and known, as well as family caregivers, healing arts professionals, clinical leaders, health care professionals, hospice professionals, and volunteers.

Voices from the Community

Birgitta and Cheserae are amazing teachers and bring a personal level of commitment to this incredible work. Their loving spirits, compassionate natures, and deep knowledge of the subject came through in their teachings. The materials they provided were in-depth and practical. They created an inclusive space where I felt safe to explore my own feelings and abilities by doing practical, meaningful exercises. This work is so crucial and touches my soul deeply. It was truly a profound experience for me.


Thank you both for a beautiful experience. Each person there made it that much more special and personal. Birgitta and Cheserae, you brought all the love, knowledge and energy I had hoped for and more.


The Workshop is Guided By :


Birgitta is a Holistic Life Coach, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Women’s Community Leader, and a modern medicine woman: merging the sacred with the practical in day to day life. Helping people reconnect the human heart and spirit back to nature is a central thread in her work.  

As an End of Life Guide and Doula, Birgitta educates and supports individuals, families, health care providers, and organizations in reimagining death and dying.

The sacred privilege of walking people home has shaped Birgitta’s perspective of life as precious and love as invaluable. This perspective fuels her desire to support others in finding meaning and joy in their life.

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Cheserae has spent the last 8 years studying the process of mystical death through transpersonal psychology, and learning about how to support and facilitate end of life care. Since her youth, Cheserae found herself drawn to the subtle, the sacred, and the extraordinary.

Inspired with a new vision of what is possible in death and dying, and having forged new alliances with Hospice, community leaders, and colleagues, Cheserae has committed to sharing this work with families, groups, and individuals. She currently works as a death doula, and offers end of life support, bringing the sacred and beauty into the end of life.

Her newest project involves sharing the sacred use of essential oils in tending for the dying, and focuses both on the oils for the dying as well as those for supporting the caregivers.

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