My name is Mark Peltier-Robson, and I'm one of the developers of the
Release and Let Go program.
My first exposure to Hospice was when my dad passed
in 1993. He had pancreatic cancer and Hospice helped his last few weeks.
As excellent as Hospice is, I could see he had a hard time to accept his
fate and be able to release and let go. It was sad for me because I was
unable to help him in this challenging event. It was a similar situation
with my brother who died of mesothelioma. But he held on for many weeks
- again I felt unable to help ease his fear and help him pass in peace
and with dignity.
After my father's passing 26 years ago I made a promise to myself to
create a program that would assist the patient and the family members to
understand the dying process and help the patient to release and let go.
The Release and Let Go program includes calming music and environments
sounds. It can include guided imagery portions. It also includes
professionally written narrative and stories explaining the dying
process. It can include a beating heartbeat. Much of the narrative will
be education-based to help alleviate fear. It is a peaceful journey.
The program is designed to calm and educate the patient. To assist the
patient to enter a deeply relaxing state and accept the suggestions and
narrative stories. It is a relaxing and comforting experience.
The program also includes a patient workbook where they can enter
important information and wishes. The workbook is a place to finalize
incomplete thoughts and forgiveness. There is also a family member
workbook to record memories, emotions, and tributes. Designed to help
engage family members to work through their emotions.
We are interested in hearing from folks involved
in end of life care. We want your opinions, thoughts, and ideas on how
we can make our program even better.
We invite you to watch and comment on our 7-minute overview video - Click
The Release and Let Go project is being
developed by WP-R Projects, Ltd