In Autumn's Cocoon offers workshops and talks on a range of end of life subjects for health care professionals and the public to provide greater awareness and enhanced end of life tools
to better serve those in need.
Many individuals in health care roles are thrown into end of life situations with little preparation.
If you are a health care professional or volunteer supporting people with a life threatening illness, facing death or in grief these workshops will be of great value..
You will become more informed as to what to expect and better ways to companion individuals during end of life transitions. This will, in turn, be of support to you to do better self care while serving others.
Note: There are no upcoming on-line workshops at this time.
If however you are looking for a guest speaker
or workshop presenter for your organization please go to the
to see the range of end of life topics she can offer for exploration.
Participants Testimonials from Past workshops
“Barbara shared in a beautiful way her experiences about working with the many people approaching end of life and crossing the threshold. She focuses and listens to the person she is with, with openness and a peaceful heart, totally attentive to what they want to share with her. She teaches deepening understanding and caring through her many wonderful stories. Thank you very much, Barbara.” Anonymous
“Barbara Morningstar teaches with love and compassion. Her insights and sharing of stories touched me so profoundly, opened my mind and heart to greater possibilities for both my professional and personal lives. Thank you." Karen B.
“Barbara’s workshop has helped me to better understand the grieving process and how to become a better help for those dealing with loss. She gives you up to date professional information speaking to your mind but also your heart. Her message will stay with you.” Sylvia B.
“Barb was very authentic in sharing not only her own personal experience with death’s journey but in sharing her 20 plus years of hospice and palliative care in hospitals and care centres. She has a deep, kind understanding of the different aspects of not only the patient’s experience but also of friends and family of the patient. Thank you for your insights and sharing to help those of us that care for others so that we can be more educated and powerful.” Carrie L.
Highlights of Past Events
- Sun, Nov 19Half Day On-Line Zoom WorkshopNov 19, 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PSTHalf Day On-Line Zoom WorkshopHalf day on-line workshop specifically for health care professionals to explore the themes in Barbara Morningstar's book "Honoring the Mystery; Uplifting Insights from the Language, Visions, and Dreams of the Dying"
- Sun, Oct 15Half Day On-Line Zoom WorkshopOct 15, 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDTHalf Day On-Line Zoom WorkshopHalf day on-line workshop specifically for health care professionals to explore the basic tenants of grief and mourning and how to better support others during this tender life transition.
- Sun, Sep 17Half Day On-Line Zoom WorkshopCan You Feel the Pain in My Heart Too? Exploring Ways Health Care Professionals Can Better Support CaregiversSep 17, 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDTHalf Day On-Line Zoom WorkshopHalf day on-line workshop specifically for health care professionals to explore better ways to support caregivers to those nearing end of life.
- Sat, Nov 09Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & ConferNov 09, 2019, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Confer, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3, CanadaPlease join me at the Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices conference in Parksville, BC on Nov. 9th. I am the morning plenary speaker and have been asked to speak of "The Gifts and Challenges of Serving Others in Hospice/Palliative Care".
- Sat, May 26Radisson Hotel Vancouver AirportMay 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m.Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, 8181 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3X9, CanadaBarbara has been invited to present her workshop 'Can You Feel the Pain in My Heart Too?' at the upcoming BC Hospice Palliative Care Conference in Vancouver. Participants will explore the needs of caregivers to the dying and better ways support them and their family members.