Posted by Beth Wallace
Hosted by Dr Seán O'Connell
Aug. 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. (UTC)
8:00 p.m. (UTC)
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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.
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/