Preparing for a Good Death
10am - 5pm (doors open from 9.30am)
Fees: Self funded: Early bird: £85 (until 21 April). £100 (after 21 April). Organisation funded: £150.
Limited to 8 participants.
Booking: Advance booking only. To book a place please email Josefine, saying a little about yourself and your interest in attending this workshop. BAC details will be sent to you. Please note your booking is only confirmed with receipt of payment, at the latest by 17 May. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation: 50% refund is given if cancellation is received by 8 May.
Please bring lunch to share. Refreshments will be provided.
Venue: London NW2, near Willesden Green Underground station. Details on receipt of email.
This workshop offers the opportunity to think about preparing for death. Where would you want to die? How would you ideally like to die? How do you want to be cared for when you are dying? What would you think of as a good death? What kind of funeral would you want for yourself? All these questions are good material for discussion and sharing. Apart from the obvious practical benefit, to know what your loved one’s wishes are in the event of their death, to have put your affairs in order and to make your own wishes known, it is a great way to bring into focus that our time here is terminal and we need to make the most of it whilst we are still here. Aimed at those who are interested in exploring this subject from a personal perspective to gain a deeper understanding of the issues involved and to be aware of possible choices. Handouts will be provided.
Josefine Speyer is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, a clinical supervisor and death educator based in London. She is a co-founder of the Natural Death Centre (1991), co-editor of the Natural Death Handbook (2003) and a contributor to the latest edition (2012) and to Ros Bradley’s A Matter of Life and Death (2016). She received a Lifetime Achievements Award for the Natural Death Centre at the Good Funeral Awards in September 2016. Josefine offers workshops and talks on death education in London and elsewhere. She also hosts Natural Death Salons and death cafes. You find more information about her here: http://deathcafe.com/profile/25/