Is this associated with any religion or religious organization? Are there any particular beliefs that are necessary?
No. Our Foundation is nonreligious and secular. We embrace all beliefs and all cultures.
We are often invited to speak to religious groups at churches and other religious venues, but we do not promote any set of beliefs in our talks. Instead, we discuss all beliefs and help people reduce and overcome their fears related to death through the lens of those diverse beliefs.
How is your Foundation’s approach different from other organizations that help with death and end-of-life issues?
First, as stated above, we take a nonreligious approach to helping people overcome their fear of death, and related fears.
Second, we focus on clarifying people’s fears about death. In other words, we help people develop a clearer understanding about what their fears are of — are they the fear of death, or are they the fear of the process of dying, or perhaps are they the fears related to losing loved ones? We can discuss all of these, but first it is important to identify which of those fears are present.
Third, we focus on expanding people’s understanding about death and dying — through their lens of their particular belief system — to help them reduce and overcome their fears and anxieties related to death and end-of-life.
I know an organization who would like to invite Kelvin to speak — what is involved? How long is his lecture, or seminar? How much does it cost?
Kelvin speaks internationally on “Overcoming the Fear of Death.” He is sometimes invited by individuals who may help set up the event locally, and other times by organizations who may both host, sponsor, and organize the lecture or seminar.
Kelvin’s lecture can be tailored to the audience, both in content and in length. His talks have ranged from the general topic of “The 4 Main Belief Systems About Death” to more expanded discussions on “Fear of Punishment, Loss of Loved Ones, and the Fear of Eternity” and “Transcending Cruelty and The Importance of Being Important.” Depending on the range of topics to be discussed, the length of the talk can be from 1 hour to several hours. Kelvin typically tailors the content and length based on the planning conversation he has with the event organizers.
The cost of the typical community lectures or seminars is free. It is covered by donations from people who have benefited from the work of the Foundation. Contact Kelvin to discuss speaker fees for organizations. If travel is involved, then Kelvin discusses this with the organizers in their planning conversation.
Is it ok to talk to you about any fear related to death? What if my english is not so good?
Of course. Kelvin can discuss any fear related to death or dying with you. And you should not worry about whether your English is fluent or correct when speaking with him. He has worked with people from more than 20 countries, many of whom speak English with some difficulty. Yet, Kelvin can understand and communicate in a way that is understandable to you. He has also lived in 6 countries. CLICK HERE to read some examples of questions Kelvin has received from around the world from people just like you...
How do I schedule a private phone session with Kelvin and what is the cost?
To schedule a session, please let us know what time zone you’re in, and if days or evenings (or both) work for your schedule.
Kelvin works with people from all continents, including Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. He works nights and weekends as well, so if that is a better option for you, let him know. Please indicate the Time Zone you are in, so Kelvin can coordinate calls with you.
The Foundation covers its cost for these sessions using donations made by those who’ve benefited from the Foundation’s work. So, if you can make a donation, any amount is greatly appreciated. We leave it to the individual. After they make an initial donation before the session, some individuals make an additional donation after the session when they experience the benefit of the conversation in reducing their fears and anxieties about their personal issues on death or dying.
What does it mean that your Foundation is a “nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization”?
This means that we have filed with and been qualified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a nonprofit organization.
As a nonprofit, we are allowed to receive donations from individuals and organizations, who can take a tax deduction to the extent allowed by the IRS laws. This provides a benefit both to our Foundation and to the potential individual donor or organization.
What is a “matching gifts program”?
Does your company have a “matching gifts program”? If they do, the amount of your donation can be matched by your employer. If your company has this program, please contact us.
how can i help support the important work of this nonprofit in reducing fear in the world?
- Encourage people to buy the book “Overcoming the Fear of Death” (Amazon, 2016)
- Set up a lecture or interview for Kelvin
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