Wednesday, November 17
This is a live, digital event, hosted on the Reimagine platform.
Experience a Reiki & body scan meditation, along with an engaging, honest & open conversation around honoring one’s grief journey, which is essential for our growth, healing, and hope.
Allowing grief to enter our body is a much healthier approach than trying to deny or suppress it. In this session we will start off by relaxing through a body scan meditation before we engage in a conversation about the elements which encapsulate the end-of-life.
Dee Dee Turpin will guide us through inevitable topics of death, dying and grief. We will touch upon how to reduce unnecessary suffering, increase inner peace, and bring a sense of love and purpose, when facing one of the most vulnerable experiences in our life story.
We will end our session with a Reiki treatment as we come together in deep relaxation to recharge and reconnect with our true selves.
Boshko Boskovic is the founder of Let’s Heal NYC, a private practice specializing in Reiki treatments. He is a Reiki Master, trained & certified in the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage. He is trained by Minka Brooklyn founder Aki Hirata & Manu del Prete and Alice Jones - Intuitive Counselor, Energy Healer & Author from North Virginia.
He is a part-time Reiki practitioner at Minka Brooklyn Community Wellness Center and a member of Gwella, an application directory for Alternative & Holistic Services. He has worked at Reiki Clinics at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and Maha Rose Center for Healing in Brooklyn. He has been invited to give in person and virtual Reiki sessions at institutions such as Weinberg Center for Balanced Living, Soho Works, Reimagine Worldwide Virtual Festival, Healthcare for the People and Brooklyn Hospital.
Dee Dee Turpin is the founder of A Necessary Conversation, a safe space dedicated to facilitating others to deepen their relationships with death, dying and grief.
Dee Dee is certified as a Death Doula, Peer Support for Traumatic Grief, Facilitator of End-of-Life Conversations, and a Grief Group Leader. She has been trained in varying end-of-life classes and programs, in addition to volunteering for Hospice and NODA (No One Dies Alone).
Dee Dee’s passion is talking about the “elephant(s) in the room” – death, dying and/or grief, in which she has found that by facilitating others to openly engage in honest conversations, they can develop a deeper connection to life and end-of-life.
Ultimately, these necessary conversations help to bring healing, peace, love and hope to the living and dying.
This article talks about the "traditional American Funeral". These traditions have become part of the US society for many decades. There is often great comfort and understanding in this traditional ritual in death.
Read more to understand the three parts of the traditional funeral,. If you decide this is what you are comforted by, how would you like your traditional funeral to reflect your essence?
If you are you wanting to learn more about other possible customs and want to create a service that represents your spirit in a more meaningful way, start planning.
What is the common denominator between New Orleans, Bali, Madagascar, Ghana and Mexico?
They have traditions and rituals that celebrate, honor and talk about the dead.
They believe the dead are still part of their communities, and the spirits of their loved ones are still with them.
These cultures see the sacredness of death, they continue to come together to honor their loved ones, they respect and celebrate the skills and interests of the dead and recall entertaining stories......all so that the deceased can continue to be part of their lives.
What traditions, rituals and/or celebrations are important to you and those whom have died. How do you honor them?
It is beautiful to read how different cultures around the world respond to death and dying.
These cultures are steeped in traditions and rituals, which brings death out into the open, and is celebrated and honored as a "natural part of life".
In the United States, we have become so far removed from end-of-life, that we are afraid of it. We avoid "it" until we absolutely have to deal with it.
What can we learn from other cultures in how they respect, and at times, celebrate the lives of the deceased?
A Necessary Conversation feels that by engaging in these conversations. we too, can learn that death is natural, and that by being emotionally present for the dying, we can see the beauty that is also created through end-of-life experiences.