Taking responsibility for our death is all about deep adaptation

Sue Brayne in conversation with psychotherapist and Positive Deep Adaptation facilitator Justine Corrie as part of the Living Consciously for a Better World series of interviews, which provide food for thought in this time of uncertainty, challenge and change. Justine Corrie lived and travelled extensively in Asia in the 90’s and during 2015 and 2016 … More Taking responsibility for our death is all about deep adaptation

My work is about standing-under to hold grieving families

Since I interviewed Angela Ward, we have been in the grip of the Coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, what Angela has to say about her work with Go Simply Funerals is even more poignant for all of us. Angela Ward and her husband run the award-winning Go Simply Funerals, based in Melksham. Angela also puts on Pushing … More My work is about standing-under to hold grieving families

Leamington Spa pop-up: Saying goodbye, saying I love you, and are death cafes a western indulgence?

Even a drab industrial mooring at Leamington Spa, on an equally drab wet afternoon, couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm and passion of the eight of us who gathered together on Mystic Moon to talk about life, death, and what really matters. The first theme to emerge was how difficult it can be to open up conversations … More Leamington Spa pop-up: Saying goodbye, saying I love you, and are death cafes a western indulgence?

Paddington Basin pop-up death café: Mysticism, Reincarnation, and communicating with the dead.

This pop-up was co-hosted by psychotherapist Josefine Speyer, who runs monthly death cafes in Hampstead and Death Salons in her home. Common themes in the group were an understanding of mysticism, a belief or interest in different forms of reincarnation, and experiences of communicating with those who have died. During the introductions, one participant spoke … More Paddington Basin pop-up death café: Mysticism, Reincarnation, and communicating with the dead.

Conversations with Parents, Romanticised Eulogies, and Talking About Stillbirth

This pop-up was requested by four psychotherapists, three of whom were about to enter their final year of training. What a delightfully enthusiastic group. The trainees came with paper and pen, ready to take notes, but these were soon cast aside as they opened up to their own personal experiences of death and dying. We … More Conversations with Parents, Romanticised Eulogies, and Talking About Stillbirth

Summary of the King’s Cross pop-up death cafe

This pop-up was co-hosted by Julienne McLean, a psychologist and Jungian analyst and spiritual director, based in north London. Julienne works with clients who experience bereavement issues throughout life. Up until now, people who come to the pop-up death cafes have been personally interested in end of life care, or have family and friends who … More Summary of the King’s Cross pop-up death cafe