The Tree of Life: End of Life Education, A Coloring Booklet and Family Tree
This end of life coloring book is used as art therapy for both adults and children. The Tree of Life provides a concept of death using the metaphor of nature and the cycle of life. (This booklet includes a family tree).
Poems and art often take us to places the rational mind can’t go. Poems about death and the grieving process can help grieving adults and children begin to neutralize some of the fear and cultural misconceptions most of us have concerning dying and death.
Engaging with a person through this coloring activity, we can simply and compassionately begin our conversation about the final good-bye. The child in all of us can relate to these images as we are looking for meaning and comfort in the stages of grief.
No matter the age of the reader, it can bring understanding and reassurance to us when we or a loved one is on hospice and journeying into the stages of death. The Tree of Life is simple yet profound and consoling.