Life-Changing and Life-Limiting Diagnosis & End of Life

Navigating a life-changing or life-limiting diagnosis can be overwhelming. By seeking help it can help these feelings and improve the quality of life you and your family. Below are a few ways of helping you and your family cope with a life-changing or life-limiting diagnosis.

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Advance Care Planning

Who will speak for you? Do they know your wishes? Advance Care Planning is not just about what happens as you age. It is also about the present. A medical crisis can happen at any time, leaving you too ill to make your own health care decisions. Planning for your health care in the future is an essential step toward making sure your wishes are known to family and friends.

Inner Sojourn can provide you with the information and support to create your Advance Care Planning Wish List through self-reflection of your values and wishes and documentation of your wishes. Additionally, how to communicate your wishes with the people who may have to provide direction to healthcare professionals when you are not able to communicate your own healthcare choices for yourself.

 

Practical Matters

Often associated with a diagnosis is the need of help with practical matters such as filling out paperwork or finding resources . This can be daunting and not easy to find, I am here to help work with you through those matters.

Counselling

Being diagnosed with a life-changing or life-limiting diagnosis can bring up many fears and emotions. Working through these can help make the impossible start to feel possible and improve your overall health and well-being. 

Rituals

Incorporating rituals into daily life can help to empower you while navigating through a life-changing or life-limiting diagnosis. They can be as simple or complex, include yourself or family and friends

Legacy Work

How do you want to be remembered? How would you like to remember a loved one?

Legacy Work provides a creative way to leave a lasting memory. 

Below are examples of Legacy projects. Additionally, Inner Sojourn is proud to partner with "After Cloud" secure award winning mobile apps for to securely store memories, thoughts, wishes and important or meaningful information that you can share with your loved ones. Click the link below to learn more.

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After Cloud

After Cloud Moments and After Cloud Timelines Apps provide a safe and secure way to leave your legacy through pictures, stories, letters and more!

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The Butterfly Tap Shoes

These shoes where created to remember a loved one who is represented by monarch butterflies in their life.

Notebook and Pen

Family History

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Shared Stories

Some Ideas 

- A book filled with stories or hand written favourite recipes.

- Recorded stories (written or video) shared by friends and families about their loved ones.

- Hand written letters (or videos) left for family members/ friends to open upon significant events like marriage or special birthdays after they are gone.

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Hand casting is a way to preserve memories through sculptures

Hand Casting

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Personal Items Memorialized

Families and friends have created art projects with pieces of loved ones jewelry, clothing and more!

For more information on memory bears made with loved ones clothing.