Our Mission

Our mission is to restore death and dying to its natural place in the sacred circle of life by creating a new wisdom-based culture of healing caregivers and professionals, practicing across all health care settings, who elevate the experience of end of life care. Our transformative programs cultivate an authentic caring healing presence in caregivers, restoring emotional integrity and spiritual sanctity to relationships and increasing life satisfaction for all involved.


Our Team

  • Tarron Estes, Founder
  • Becky Whitmer, Executive Assistant, Program Manager
  • Jeff Markel, Strategic Development Partner
  • Kirk Walker, Strategic Relationship Partner

Our Faculty

  • Marilyn Fogerty, R.N. 
  • Greg Lathrop, R.N.
  • Kelly Swauger, R.N. 

 

 

Why We Do This Work: To Restore Death to its Sacred Place in the Beauty, Mystery, and Celebration of life; Creating a Caring Healing Culture of End of Life Doulas who contribute to the Evolution of Human Consciousness.

Data and research point to a "tsunami of humans nearing end of life" within the next two decades. This data points toward diminishing health care resources: funds, places, people, professionals, and facilities. While the numbers go up, the quality of life near the end both decreases and gets more expensive. Seventy-five percent of all money spent of health care occurs in the last three months of life while the quality of that life is the worst we ever have! 95% of people asked say they want to die at home while 75% of us die in hospitals or nursing homes.

When people talk about what is happening in our end of life culture today, we hear things like: "I don't want to die that way. I want control of how I die. I want a loving natural death. I'll choose my own way out before I die like that."

Sound familiar?

The Conscious Dying Institute responds to this deep urge for a sacred passage that honors life by offering transformative programs that help people prepare for it personally and professionally so that they can be authentically present as they encounter death in themselves, their families, and friends.

Our transformative programs cultivate an authentic caring healing presence in caregivers, restoring emotional integrity and spiritual sanctity to relationships and increasing life satisfaction for all involved.

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