Posted by Beth Wallace
Hosted by Dr Seán O'Connell
Aug. 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. (UTC)
8:00 p.m. (UTC)
First Draft Coffee
We suggest a donation of €5 for the event, this is to cover costs, all proceeds over and above costs will be donated to St Luke's Rathgar.
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, enjoy café-type drinks and discuss death.
Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. There are no ''experts'' at a Death Café, therefore no guest speakers etc.
Our Death Cafés are always offered:
- On a not for profit basis
- In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
- With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
- Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!
About Dr Seán O'Connell
The evening will be gently guided & facilitated by Dr Seán O'Connell, Counselling Psychologist - you can read more about Seán here ---> https://drseanoconnell.wordpress.com/
Seán says, ''I'm interested in the reality of death. For something so certain, we don't spend a lot of time discussing or even preparing for it. I came to the Death Cafe to bounce thoughts around and hear other’s perspectives, in a space where we are almost given "permission" to freely talk about death. Outside this space there may be a tendency to be labelled as morbid, be dismissed, or cause worry which is a stigma. My wish is to bring death to life, and have more people talk about it. I find that these types of discussions give rise to leading a more meaningful life.''
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe
Please also see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710563322578858/