• Are you in a place of transition, or need a change in direction?

  • Would you like work with a difference, that MAKES a difference, AND brings in an income?

  • Do you love helping others?

 

If yes, our End-of-Life Planning Facilitator Training may be just right for you!  Next course begins September 2021, join our waitlist to be notified when doors open for applications

If you:

  • love the idea of helping others be more at ease talking about dying, death and grief
  • like being with those who may be facing their own end
  • are moved to facilitate the transformation of others' attitudes towards life and death
  • maybe had your own experience of someone dying
  • love supporting someone grow through learning new things

AND you want to increase your ability, your credibility, and your confidence in this area, (not to mention standing out from others) then read on...

 

You might have had to take care of your parents or someone else close to you who has died, and realized the last thing you want is for your own death to be like that.

Or perhaps you’ve been an executor where the person who died was organized, and you understood what a huge blessing that is.

Maybe you just feel comfortable with this subject and want to help others  feel more at ease too.

Whatever your own circumstances, one thing you do realize is that with the onset of coronavirus, and an aging population in many places, more and more people are having to admit to something they have found unpalatable before –

that they themselves are going to die.

Would you like to play your part in making talking about death as easy and effortless as possible?

If you do, then join us in the Before I Go vision...

To have end-of-life plans be as commonplace as birth plans!

Can you imagine that?

It would mean that general conversations would include the word 'death' with no comeback; that death would no longer be a taboo topic; and that we would all be more prepared for when our own end of life arrives.

This Before I Go Academy training in end-of-life planning is part of that vision.  If this idea lights your fire, you want to make a contribution in this way to the world,  and have yourself, your family and others benefit from making good end-of-life plans, then welcome, you are in the right place!

 

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Who am I?

Jane Duncan Rogers, founder of Before I Go Solutions and the B.I.G. Academy.

When my husband Philip died, I never for one moment imagined  I would end up working in this field.

I had been an award winning counselor and coach for over 25 years, having originally trained personally with the famous Louise L. Hay in 1990, working in the personal growth field in many different aspects. I'd  published books and tapes (well before the internet) and was helping small business owners to reach their full potential when Philip died.

Because of the questions he had answered in his last year, I was well prepared in some respects for the admin side of things afterwards. But there was much more we simply did not know about.

Fast forward to 2018, a year during which both my parents died.  They had completed a comprehensive end-of-life plan each, the one that Before I Go Solutions offers, now known as the Before I Go Method®.

This was very different to my husband who had answered some things, but there was a lot more that I simply had to decide about myself.

And that difference was huge – as my parents' executor, I simply had to follow all their thoughtful instructions.

What’s more, it was easy to find everything, and I took great solace from knowing I was carrying out what they wanted (and that they had known I would do this).

My three siblings and I had no arguments at all, over what was a pretty stressful period (they both died unexpectedly within the same week).

I am so incredibly grateful and appreciative for the organisation they had so carefully thought through.

So I know from personal experience how hugely important this preparation work is, and I want to help you to help others do this too!

"This has been the best training I have done, and I have trained in many therapies! The level of support and knowledge has been exemplary. I have confidence I can begin to do this, I know I have much to learn but this is the only training I have completed feeling this. I haven't felt this inspired about anything since I did a cranial training 35 years ago!" 

Penn Shewring, England

A successful, licensed graduate will:

  • Be able to work with people individually, and groups/families, both on and offline
  • Have completed your own Before I Go Workbook, and thus your end-of-life plan
  • Upon successful certification and licencing, be allowed to use the Before I Go Solutions® materials
  • Have increased confidence in talking about these matters with all kinds of people, whether family/friends, colleagues or strangers
  • Receive further resources, training, and support after graduation, if wished
  • Receive a copy of the  Before I Go Workbook,  Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating a Good End of Life Plan’ and a copy of our End of Life Planning Card deck
  • Have access to the Before I Go Method® online course to take your clients through

"This training has deepened my appreciation of why it's so important to have a positive end-of-life plan! While it's not an easy or comfortable prospect, the training allowed me to share my fears and concerns while at the same time providing me with valuable tools to meet this challenge and a safe space to share my experiences. Thank you!"

Head Facilitator Michael Williams, Canada michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com

CONTENT OF TRAINING:

Part 1: The Personal - Your Own End-of-Life Plan


Part 1 of the training is you completing your own plan, and, should you choose it, this course is what you get to support others going through.

Here's what is covered:

Module 1: Lessening the Household Headaches

Module 2: Advance Healthcare Decision Making

Module 3: Looking After the Legals

Module 4: Designing Your Digital Life and Finances

Module 5: Taking Care of the Body

Module 6: Eulogies and Keeping It All Updated

This tried and tested Before I Go Method® has been developed over the last 5 years, working with individuals both on and offline to enable them to complete their end-of-life plans.  You can find the full contents  here, and it is this course you will be taught to facilitate.

In this course there are also 7 hour-long LIVE CALLS to inspire you and get you taking action on what needs to happen  to bring you and your family/friends peace of mind, comfort and reassurance that everything possible has been taken care of.

Then they won't have to run the risk of arguments, extra stress and expense, and difficult decision-making after you've gone.

DETAILS:

Introductory welcome call:  Monday 7th June 2021 -  7.30pm UK (11.30am PST, 2.30pm EST)

Coaching calls: Wednesdays 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July, 14th July, 21st July - 7.30pm UK (11.30am PST, 2.30pm EST)

All modules are accessed through a dedicated learning platform, with a mix of reading matter, videos and audio lessons to inspire you.

All modules are available from the start, so you can attend to what you personally need to do asap;  the live coaching calls then help you consolidate, get questions answered, and provide you with an opportunity for accountability - making sure you do what you say you are going to do!

 

If you already have in place all the aspects of an eol plan for yourself, as defined by Jane, you MAY be eligible to enter the training at Part 2. If you are interested in this, please contact Jane direct here

 

Part 2: The Practical - Doing Death Differently

Part 2 is two half days with Jane and Head Facilitator Michael Williams to lead you through the modules needed to be able to communicate wisely and well with others about all aspects of end of life planning.  In these live classes, we cover:

 

 

Class 1: Necessary end-of-life conversation skills – listening and talking so your conversations in all areas of this subject are fruitful, knowledgeable, kind and compassionate, in all situations.

Class 2: Understanding bereavement and the impact it has, so you can compassionately and wisely support others at a difficult time

Class 3: DIY death – the multitude of things you and your family need to know to enable engagement of a funeral director to be lessened, or not used at all

Class 4: Advance Care Planning – how to make sure all the ducks are in a row for this to contribute to the good death that most people say they want, but don't get

DATE: Friday 30th / Sat 31st July 2021, a total of 4 hours each day, 4 - 8pm UK time (8am - 12pm PST, 11am - 3pm EST)

Including homework, this all leads to you having the foundations in place to move on to Part Three, where you are taught to apply what you have learnt so far in an easily structured and enjoyable way, to offer as a licensed facilitator of the Before I Go Method®

Part 3: The Practicing - Becoming a Licensed End-of-Life Plan Facilitator

 

Here, we apply all that has been learnt in a way that best meets the needs of your community, be it virtually or in person (even if socially distant).

 

This takes place with Jane and Head Facilitator Michael Williams, online, over 3 days, with  two 90-minute follow-up calls afterwards with a focus on:

 

  • How to work with groups, online and offline, so you feel confident in running successful events
  • A proven in-person group format that works to engage, inspire and result in your participants taking action
  • The Before I Go Method® group outline so you can feel reassured they are learning what they need to know
  • Access to the Before I Go Method online course, if you want to use that with your clients
  • Action-taking skills,  so you and your clients can be sure the 'doing' will happen
  • Introduction to marketing – how to really get yourself noticed, resulting in a steady stream of interested people
  • Money mindset – leave with the tweaks needed so that this drops away as an issue

DATES AND TIMES: Fri 13th / Sat 14th / Sun 15th August 2021, 4 - 8pm UK time (8am - 12pm PST, 11am - 3pm EST)

BONUS 1:   Assisted Dying. This module is for those particularly interested in helping participants explore the moral and ethical dilemmas this topic brings.

BONUS 2:  Who Am I and What Is A Body? An understanding of being more than a body is helpful to some, and in this optional module you gain an introduction to this.

 

After all 3 parts are completed, and all graduation requirements completed, you will be able to apply for your licence, the fee for which is included in the cost of the training for the first year.

This means you will be authorised to practice as a Before I Go Solutions® End of Life Planning Facilitator Level 1; to use the documentation as permitted in the training, and to have your bio on our Facilitators page on this website.

 

Using a mixture of partner exercises, study buddy get-togethers, presentations, discussion, videos, and role plays, by the end of this Intensive you will:

 

 

  1. be able to confidently apply your listening/communication skills in an area that many are fearful about, so your clients feel more confident, knowledgeable, and inspired to take action
  2. be clear about how to let people know what you do, so you can have the satisfaction of helping more and more families have the peace of mind this kind of planning brings
  3. enhance your credibility with a licence authorising you to use the Before I Go Solutions® name in all your marketing, and be known as a Before I Go Solutions® End-of-Life Plan Facilitator
  4. be able confidently to run a Before I Go Method® ongoing group, and feel fulfilled because your participants have taken action!

The training also includes:

  • Two group Completion calls, and a follow up call after 3 months
  • Recording of all modules and live calls
  • Individual assessments at the end of the Intensive
  • Training Pack of all documents needed for any groups or individuals you are working with
  • Marketing Pack of all documents to help you spread the word about what you do
  • Ethical framework and guidelines
  • Licence application requirements

"The Before I Go Facilitator Training has been a chance to enhance my knowledge, skills and confidence with a view to creating and delivering supportive and informative workshops for those too afraid ‘to go there’, or blissfully ignorant of the fact that end of life planning exists. From learning to delivering, this is a humbling experience and ultimately a chance to change lives on so many levels, for the better.  You don’t often get to say that about a course you’ve been on" Trained Facilitator Nuala Lindsay, Scotland

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"I loved this training! It has given me the background and comfort to help others develop a solid end-of-life plan. I can now talk from experience because I was able to get my own plan in order with a supportive group of colleagues during the training. Jane has a lovely way of making talking about death something that is normal (as it should be!). I definitely recommend this course!" 

Trained Facilitator Mary Vargas, USA www.achievecg.com

PRICING and DATES OF NEXT TRAINING

Part 1:   Introductory Welcome Call: Monday 7th June 2021 - 7.30pm UK time (11.30am PST, 2.30pm EST) / Coaching calls: Wednesdays 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July, 14th July, 21st July - 7.30pm UK (11.30am PST, 2.30pm EST)

 

Part 2: Consists of two half days, plus preparation and after-class work of approximately 2-4 hours.  Dates: Friday 30th / Sat 31st July 2021, a total of 4 hours each day, 4 - 8pm UK time (8am - 12pm PST, 11am - 3pm EST)

 

Part 3: 12 hours over 3 days, with preparation and homework, and 2 x 90 minute follow up calls.  Dates: Fri 13th / Sat 14th / Sun 15th August 2021, 4 - 8pm UK time (8am - 12pm PST, 11am - 3pm EST)

Outside of this, you should allow time for background reading, and other homework.

Two 90-minute follow up calls happen after the weekend dates, times to be arranged with the group, and a final follow up call 3 months after this.

Depending on how much of your own end-of-life plan you have already completed, you can expect to spend between 1-3 hours per week on each of these modules, outside of the actual training.

What you pay:  

The financial investment in this accredited training is payable over 5 months at £425 per month (approx US$570), with the first payment securing your place on the training.

This amount includes the licence fee for the first year (currently £197 for the basic level)

Alternatively if you wish to pay in full, the payment is £1997 (approx US$2900)

After the first year, licences are available at:

Level 1: for those wanting to do in-person and Zoom groups only (£197 pa, approx $295)
Level 2: as above PLUS access to the Before I Go Method®online course to take your clients through, either 1:1 or as a group (£697 pa, approx $1200)

"I realized I was missing a very important element in my work helping people through their cancer journey, as I had not paid attention to the end of life process. The course has enabled me to ensure that my clients and their families have a good end of life experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and particularly found the mentoring system extremely useful"

Krista Hyer, President, Cancer Support Group, Mallorca

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"The Before I Go Solutions Facilitator training course is rich and robust. This training empowers me to feel more knowledgeable and confident in the facilitation of family conversations related to end of life wishes. I am grateful to have the Before I Go Solutions in my training arsenal as I help families achieve a peaceful ending through advanced planning" Trained facilitator Maureen Kures, USA

"I love the fact I have completed my own EOL plan – and it has been a pleasure rather than a chore. We all know such endeavours don’t often make it to the top of our ‘things to do’ list. And yet, if not done, they remain a concern somewhere in our busy minds. It is truly liberating to get these plans made and as a consequence live a more fulfilling life. I thoroughly recommend this very informative course, with its role plays, video critiques, and real life stories that support the learning."  

Trained facilitator Sharon Wood, UK

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