FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH – A DEATH CAFE AT THE HEALING TREE CENTRE, 7.30pm
The Healing Tree Centre at West Curry, is run by Derek Gane and lies in a peaceful and timeless part of North Cornwall, off the beaten track but easily accessible.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH – 'INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF DEATH DOULAS'
A day course led by Ali Dickinson, 'Living Well, Dying Well'. Places limited to 20, £30 for the day, booking essential. Tea, coffee and of course cake provided. BYO lunch. Payment up front to secure a place, first come, first served. No refunds unless a replacement found.
From the 'Living Well, Dying Well' website:
“Doulas are not a new idea. In indigenous cultures around the globe, and for thousands of years, people have stayed in their homes to die, looked after by their family and local community. In the western world, this concept has been undermined by a gradual shift towards hospitalisation, taking responsibility away from the person and those around them. However it’s possible to make death an intimate, spiritual and peaceful experience for everyone involved, whether medical support is required or not.
Doulas are specially trained companions who fill the gap between family and professional care. Their support allows people to feel more able to cope with death, dying and loss, whether at home, in a nursing home or hospital.”
(for more information visit www.lwdwtraining.uk/doulas)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH – 'THE ELEPHANT THE ROOM', STUART HOUSE, LISKEARD, 3PM – 5PM
An opportunity to come along to a safe space in which to talk with others and explore thoughts, feelings and issues around the subject of death and dying. Free admission, but donations to the work of Confortia welcome. Refreshments provided – including cake, of course!
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org