Welcome

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Welcome 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: WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER IN BRISTOL, 2.30 TO 4.30

To book, please contact Sue Brayne: sue.brayne@gmail.com
Address will be sent to those who book a place. Suggested donation of £5.00 to cover tea and cake.

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 

BEARFIELD CHURCH HALL, BRADFORD ON AVON, BA15 1RE  
Saturday, 24th November 2018 (one day workshop)
Just Passing Through: Exploring the spirituality of life and death
£40 early birds before November 1st. £45 after.
To book a place, please contact Sue

DECEMBER

AVON CLOSE, BRADFORD ON AVON
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