Welcome

IMG_1019Welcome to my website. My aim is to provide practical,down-to-earth information on how to talk more openly and honestly about the way we age, how we deal with increasing later-life crises, and how we approach the end of our lives.

I do hope you will find the resources and information helpful. Just go the relevant buttons on the main menu and a drop-down menu  will appear. You can then choose the topics you want to read about.

Books

My book Sex, Meaning and the Menopause tackles the difficult changes that we face as we cross over to becoming older women.

The D-Word: Talking about Dying and Nearing the End of Life: A guide for relatives, friends and carers provides information on how to talk about end of life issues. You can find further information about all three publications from Sue’s Books, on the main menu.

Please do feel free to contact me. I  welcome comments and stories of your own experiences, whether that’s about the end of life, the menopause, or how so many babyboomers are now being confronted by later-life crisis.

Pop-up Death Cafes 

The next pop-up death cafe is on: FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY,2019: 2.30 TO 4.30 IN BRADFORD ON AVON (THIS IS NOW FULL).  Places available for Cirencester pop-up death cafe on Saturday, 9th March,  2019.

More Pop-up Death Cafes dates in Bradford on Avon to be confirmed. 

JANUARY

BRADFORD ON AVON (FULL) 
Friday, 25th January, 2019
Pop-up Death Cafe: 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Places are limited so early booking is advisable – you can do so by emailing:
Sue Brayne: sue.brayne@gmail.com

FEBRUARY

WITH ANNE HASSETT, BATH
Sunday 17th February 2019
Higher expressions of Love: the healing power of Soul Mates and Twin Flames
Cost: £50. Spaces are limited to ten. Address will be sent to those who book a place.
To book, please email sue.brayne@gmail.com or readings@acushlasangels.com

This one day workshop is about exploring the true meaning of soul mates and twin flames, and how both help us to access higher expressions of Love. It will explore how soul mates have agreed to help us along our journey, and how twin flames are our inner expression of the divine male and female principles. It will also explain how to integrate these male and female principles so we can address loneliness, longing, and yearning.

MARCH

AMMERDOWN RETREAT CENTRE
Friday 1st March 2019
Shifting Consciousness: The next step on our human journey
Please contact Ammerdown Retreat Centre or call 01761 43709 to make a reservation.

Our world is changing and many people are feeling confused and out of control because of it. This one-day workshop is an opportunity to explore how these changes are, in fact, guiding us to shift to a new level of consciousness, and to deepen our connection with ourselves and with the world around us.

The workshop considers the latest discoveries in neuroscience and human potential, looks at what shifting in consciousness means to us personally, and how to align with it as we continue to evolve as human beings.

CIRENCESTER
Saturday, 9th March,  2019
Pop-up Death Cafe: 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Places are limited so early booking is advisable – you can do so by emailing:
Sue Brayne: sue.brayne@gmail.com

MAY 

BRADFORD ON AVON
Saturday 11th May 2019
Destiny, Fate, and Karma: Do we really have free will choice?

Cost: £45 (early birds £40 before April 10th). Spaces are limited to eight. Address will be sent to those who book a place.To book, please email sue.brayne@gmail.com

This one day workshop examines the concepts of destiny, fate and karma, and the possible influence they have had on the way our life unfolds. It will also consider how   making informed free will choices can help us move away from negative patterns and beliefs so we can fully align with Universal Consciousness.

AMMERDOWN RETREAT CENTRE  (Weekend retreat)
Friday 31st to June 2nd
Developing the Sensitive Within: Trusting your Intuition 
Please contact Ammerdown Retreat Centre or call 01761 43709 to make a reservation.

This weekend retreat explores how the universe is constantly calling us to relate to the world in a profoundly meaningful way. It also explores how we communicate on many different levels, and how all of us possess the innate ability to be a Sensitive.

The more we align with the language of the universe the more confident we become about who we are, and how our life is unfolding. This helps us to take responsibility for everything that happens to us, and to open up to our life’s purpose.

JUNE

BRADFORD ON AVON
Saturday 8th June, 2019
Talking about Grief and Loss
Cost: £45 (early birds £40 before 1st May). Spaces are limited to eight. Address will be sent to those who book a place. To book, please email sue.brayne@gmail.com

The day provides a safe space for anyone who wants to explore the impact that loss and grief may have had on their life, and to further their understanding of it.The workshop is open to anyone who wants to deepen an understanding of themselves, and is also suitable for therapists and health workers who want to further their professional development. CPD certificates available.

SEPTEMBER

BRADFORD ON AVON
Saturday, 14th September 2019
Developing the Sensitive Within: Aligning with the language of the Universe
Cost: £45 (early birds £40 before 9th October). Spaces are limited to eight. Address will be sent to those who book a place. To book, please email sue.brayne@gmail.com

This workshop explores how the universe is constantly calling to us to relate to the world in a profoundly meaningful way. It also explores how we communicate on many different levels, and how all of us possess the innate ability to be a Sensitive. The more we align with the language of the universe the more confident we become about who we are, and how our life is unfolding. This helps us to take responsibility for everything that happens to us, and to open up to our life’s purpose.

 

2018 WORKSHOPS AND DEATH CAFES

FEBRUARY

DOWNEND, BRISTOL
Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 (FULL)
Pop-up Death Cafe: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Places are limited so early booking is advisable – you can do so by emailing:
Sue Brayne: sue.brayne@gmail.com
or Larraine Mitchell: larrierain@gmail.com
Address will be sent to those who book a place. Suggested donation of £5.00 to cover tea and cake.

MARCH

BEARFIELD CHURCH HALL, BRADFORD ON AVON, BA15 1RE  
Saturday, 3rd March 2018 (one day workshop) (FULL)
Developing the Sensitive Within: Trust your intuition
£40 early birds before February 1st. £45 after.
To book a place, please contact Sue

THE LODGE, STRATTON, CIRENCESTER
Saturday 17th March, 2018
Pop-up Death Cafe: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Places are limited so early booking is advisable – you can do so by emailing:
Jane Saunderson:jane.saunderson@live.co.uk
Address will be sent to those who book a place. Suggested donation of £5.00 to cover tea and cake.

APRIL

THE LODGE, STRATTON, CIRENCESTER
Saturday 21st April, 2018 (one day workshop)  (FULL)
Just Passing Through: The spirituality of life and death
£45 or £40 early bird for those who book before 21th March
9.30 – 430
CPD certificates are available on request
To reserve a place, please email Jane Saunderson: jane.saunderson@live.co.uk
Address will be sent to those who book. Places are limited to early booking is advisable.

JUNE

BEARFIELD CHURCH HALL, BRADFORD ON AVON, BA15 1RE
Saturday, 10th June 2018 (one day workshop)
Talking About Grief and Grieving 
£40 early birds before May 1st. £45 after.
To book a place, please contact Sue

SEPTEMBER

BEARFIELD CHURCH HALL, BRADFORD ON AVON, BA15 1RE  
Saturday, 8th September 2018 (one day workshop)
Developing the Sensitive Within: Trusting you intuition
£40 early birds before August 1st. £45 after.
To book a place, please contact Sue

HELP COUNSELLING SERVICE, TROWBRIDGE
Saturday, 15th September, 2018 (one day workshop closed group)
Trauma training day

OCTOBER

WILD AND WELL FESTIVAL, BRISTOL
Saturday 20th October, 2018
Death cafe – please see Wild and Well festival website

AMMERDOWN RETREAT CENTRE, RADSTOCK
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October 2018 (weekend retreat)
Just Passing Through: the spirituality of life and death
Please click on link above for cost and to book a place

DOWNEND, BRISTOL
Wednesday, 31st October, 2018
Pop-up Death Cafe: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Places are limited so early booking is advisable – you can do so by emailing:
Sue Brayne: sue.brayne@gmail.com
or Larraine Mitchell: larrierain@gmail.com
Address will be sent to those who book a place. Suggested donation of £5.00 to cover tea and cake.

NOVEMBER

CRUSE, BATH  (closed group)
Saturday 3rd November, 2018
Trauma training day

HELP COUNSELLING SERVICE (closed group)
Saturday 10th November, 2018
Talking about Loss and Grief 

DECEMBER

AVON CLOSE, BRADFORD ON AVON  FULL
Saturday, 1st December, 2018 (one day workshop)
Developing the Sensitive Within: Trusting you intuition
£40 early birds before August 1st. £45 after.
To book a place, please contact Sue