Advance care planning, palliative care, sunshine coast

We don’t like to think that we will die, but the reality is that we will.

And just as we plan for other important events in our lives such as weddings, births, holidays, it makes sense to have a plan for this time of your life as well.

It’s much more than just having the right legal paperwork in place. 

Although it’s vital legal requirements are taken care, it’s so much more than that.

It’s thinking about what you do and don’t want

It’s having conversations with your nearest and dearest

70% of deaths in Australia today are expected… that means that most of us will have a knowingness that it’s approaching.

It’s a time to create precious memories for your loved ones, not having them worry and stress about what you want.

Now’s the time to spend treasured moments with the people who matter most in your world.

Having your senses heightened with appreciation of the little things (which are never little!!)

Ticking off bucket list items that you haven’t already.

Working towards acceptance and seeing this time as a gift.

But a big part is having your plans determined, ready to be kicked into action when the time comes.  

But where do you start, and when is the right time? Where can you get guidance and talk about these things in a safe space?

You may be wondering, “Where do I start?”  That’s where these workshops come in.  Each of these short workshops will cover equally important aspects of the experience :

  • the practical and the personal
  • the legal and the intimate
    and we might even have some laughs while doing it.

Why now?

Why not now?  And if not now, then when? 

Not that we want anything to happen, but should something happen :

  • Would those closest to you know your wishes?
  • Would there be a way for medical professionals to clearly know your wishes?
  • Would those closest to you have the legal authority to speak on your behalf?


If you can’t answer a resounding YES to those three questions, that’s your answer to Why Now?

When my Mum was in a hospice, there was a medical professional who wanted to put Mum through some treatment that I knew very clearly she did not want.  He also indicated that he didn’t think she was at the end of her life.  As I had her Power of Attorney, I was able to speak on behalf and say that, “No, she wouldn’t be undergoing further treatment.”  She died peacefully 6 days later.


Would those closest to you be able to do this for you?

We will cover:


Enduring Powers of Attorney

  • What are they?
  • How do they work
  • Why do I need one?
  • When are they used?

Advance Health Directives

  • What are they?
  • How do they work?
  • Why do I need one?
  • When are they used?

What a good death looks like

  • A group discussion will help you get clear on what a good death looks like for you

End of Life Plan Form

  • We will go through this form which captures your non-medical wishes

Death Over Dinner

  • Have you ever considered sharing a meal where the topic is dying and death? We will explore this in more detail

By the end of the workshop you will :

  • Know why all of these forms are important
  • Know who is appropriate to have as your Attorney to speak on your behalf
  • Know how to complete these forms
  • Understand the importance of documenting and communicating your end of life wishes
Advance care planning, palliative care, sunshine coast

There are no more workshops scheduled at this stage.

If you wish to do this training, please contact me to discuss it further. 

I can train individuals and groups from 5 to 20 people.

Your facilitator :

Sharon Tregoning has been working as a compassionate advocate of those impacted by breast cancer as well as dying and death for 9 years.  Currently, she is :

  • Founder of Spiritual Care – a business which has a focus on helping people live well and die well;
  • Ambassador for Death Over Dinner – a project designed to get people talking about end of life matters;
  • A Past President of Dying With Dignity Queensland – an organisation which seeks to create legislation around the issue of voluntary euthanasia; and
  • A Justice of the Peace (Qld)