Death Is But a Dream:

Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End 

Book Discussion Group


Facilitator: Patrick Gibbons

Saturday, October 16 | 10am – 1pm | In-person event | $20 / $25


Join our discussion group based on the book, Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End.


Book summary from Amazon:


Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream.


Described as "more real than real," these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance.


About the Faciliator:  Patrick Gibbons, Ph.D. has been a Spiritual Care Coordinator for Hospice of the Western Reserve for 17 years. He has presented workshops on the end of life on local, regional and national levels. Previous to working at Hospice of the Western Reserve, he taught at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH and Gannon University in Erie, PA.



Feedback from participants of Patrick's previous programs:


"I was so glad to have the space created by this memorial/ remembrance service. Experiencing loss during this time of increased isolation due to the pandemic has further complicated already painful circumstances. Patrick Gibbon's skill in facilitating was evident, even in a virtual format; I felt the group was inclusive, calm, accepting, and supportive. The opportunity to grieve with others, even remotely, is something that I've been sorely missing."
-M.T.


"Enjoyed the ability to express from my heart and feel heard and safe."
-L.F.


"Patrick Gibbons’ “Virtual Remembrance Service” was food for the soul.  Sharing our loss/es with attendees from this pandemic was the beginning of the healing process for many of us.  I highly recommend this program along with all of Patrick’s programs.  His humility, knowledge of material, and gentle and loving demeanor is a  blessing in its own right.  Thank you, Shadybrook, for bringing Patrick to us. "
-D.K.


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Registration deadline:  October 15


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