Patty Burgess

For most people, the space between birth and death is the focus of their attention. But for Patty, death, with its surrounding fears, stigmas, and mystery, indulges her ever-expanding curiosity for heartfelt life experiences. Her introduction to the wisdom gained by death and dying began with a dear friend’s end-stage diagnosis. She integrated that personal experience with her own insights and began helping others. Patty found that leaning-in to death dramatically reduces the overwhelm and fear of everyone involved. In her experiential training programs, she reveals how to Do Death Differently; to replace apprehension with a sense of honor, connection, and awe that is inherent in BE-ing with the dying.