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Pushing Up Daisies Workshop

90% of deaths in Australia are expected. Are you prepared? Source: Grattan Institute report, Feb 2023

The Pushing Up Daisies workshop is a practical one-day workshop that explores how our Australian death system works to empower you to create a meaningful, values-based, end-of-life plan.

Our facilitator is the creator of the Eco Coffin Project, Dr Abby Buckley.

We explore:

  • What is death?
  • How long will I live?
  • What will I die of?
  • Where will I die?
  • Do I need a funeral director?
  • Bury or burn or …?
  • What’s important to me?
  • Do I need an Advance Care Directive?
  • How to communicate my wishes?

What to expect

Have a read of a blog post I wrote after facilitating the first Pushing Up Daisies workshop in 2019 to give you an idea of what to expect.

Kind words

“Death is not an easy topic to discuss but Abby made each and everyone of us feel comfortable, enabling us to talk openly and honestly.”

“Loved how you started the workshop as it got us all thinking and talking.”

“Thank you for a professional, entertaining and informative workshop. Talking about Death and Dying is clearly a topic that you are comfortable talking with and about to others. Your knowledge, confidence, experiences, understanding and compassion were clearly demonstrated, enabling us to express our thoughts, feelings and experiences.”

“Attending the workshop has created much interesting discussion with my family and also work colleagues.”

“Attending the workshop was time very well spent. Much good practical advice associated with death, bereavement and funeral planning was dispensed. Many myths associated with the funeral industry were dispelled.”

Book a workshop

The Pushing Up Daisies workshop is run in the first session of the Eco Coffin Project. Happy to run customised versions by request for groups and organisations. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

The workshop covers all ages. Consider it even if you’re young, because death doesn’t discriminate, it is something we all have in common.

2023 Eco Coffin Project participant

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Next Eco Coffin Project is 2025

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