Saturday May 13th 2017     


Sue Brayne and Jane Saunderson


  • Heart attack is the biggest cause of sudden death and the second highest cause of death *
  • Around 2,000 people are killed on UK roads every year.
  • Around 1,500 women and 4,500 men die by suicide in the UK each year.
  • Around 765 people are murdered in the UK every year.

This one-day workshop provides an opportunity to explore and talk about what it means personally and professionally to support those bereaved by sudden or violent death. The workshop is primarily for counsellors and therapists, but it is also open to anyone who has experienced the unexpected death of a relative or friend.

Sue worked for many years as a psychotherapist specialising in death, bereavement, and trauma, and is author of The D-Word: Talking about Dying, and Sex, Meaning and the Menopause. She now runs pop up death cafes on her narrrowboat, and workshops and retreats on the ageing process and our relationship with mortality (

Jane is a psychotherapist and teacher of the Alexander Technique, and facilitates silent retreats. She is particularly interested in how we draw on and integrate insights from different methods and faith traditions to help us navigate times of crisis and transition in our lives.

Venue: The lodge ‘Highfields’ 82 Gloucester Road Cirencester GL7 2LJ (N.B. there are steps up to the lodge.

Time: 9.30 Registration 10 am start and 4pm finish.

Cost: £45. Early bird price £40, for booking before April 1st. A non-refundable deposit of £25 secures your place – maximum number participants 12. C.P.D. certificates will be available.

Refreshments: Tea coffee and biscuits provided – please bring a picnic lunch to share.

 To make a booking or for further information please contact Jane Saunderson or 07971 167568.

*Resource: Dying Matters


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