Death Cafe Practitioners Page


Kubler-Ross, Moody, Adi Da and others

Posted by Teresa Hudson on Aug. 16, 2017, 7:49 p.m.


Just wondering if other facilitators have read/are versed in the writings of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross ("On Death and Dying"), Dr. Raymond Moody ("Life After Life"), Adi Da Samraj ("Easy Death") or Anya Foos-Graber ("Deathing") ?  It would seem that a good grounding in such wisdom (as well as witnessing end-of-life experiences themselves) would greatly help when leading such conversations/facilitating "Death Cafes". I've read all of these books, and have found them enormously helpful as I've helped loved ones through the death process.

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Art Question

Posted by deathdoulavt on Aug. 10, 2017, 7:04 a.m. 1 comment


Art Question

Hello,  I am hosting my first Death Cafe in a small community in Vermont.  I am designing a flyer and am curious about the images that other people have used for their flyers.  I have seen some that I would like to 'borrow', is it appropriate to contact the organizer to ask?  Are these peoples' original art or stock images?  Thank you!

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Death Cafe with discussion on suicide?

Posted by berry on Aug. 8, 2017, 8 a.m. 1 comment


Hello! I attended my first Death Cafe last fall and it was such a good experience I wanted to host another one in our community. What I noticed in the first one is that people were comfortable talking about death, but suicide remained taboo. I am thinking I would like to focus the conversation on this one around suicide, but is that too narrow a focus to maintain the guidelines?

 

Also, if I collect donations, can they go to something specific, say, a local suicde support group?

 

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facilitators role

Posted by Barb on July 28, 2017, 3:09 p.m. 6 comments


Is it improper for a facilitator is participate in any way to contribute to the group conversation?  We had a small group and some facilitators shared their thoughts as well with the group.  There was feedback later amongst the facilitators as to how this should be handled?  Your thoughts would be much appreciated

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DeathCafe vs. Bereavement group

Posted by mikekosim on June 13, 2017, 11:01 a.m. 2 comments


So I know that we're to make clear that deathcafe isn't a bereavement group.  Can anyone tell me when talking about your relationship with death crosses into a bereavement group?  I need to be really clear on this, as I am looking to host one.

 

Thanks so much, everyone!

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Funeral Director premises as a venue?

Posted by ClaireBradford on June 12, 2017, 12:37 p.m. 2 comments


Hi all

I'm thinking about starting up a DC. My first one will probably be in the community centre cafe but when I mentioned it to one of the Funeral Directors I work with, he suggested I could hold them in their new premises when it's completed next year.

This would be fab, as they would have catering and parking and a central location - but would it be OK with DC guidelines? Assuming, of course, that they are not promoted in any way other than being in their premises...

Thanks!

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How often to hold a Death Cafe?

Posted by Nicole Stanfield Caile on May 30, 2017, 9:02 a.m. 2 comments


I have just held my first Death Cafe and it turned out well with a great turn out.  I am planning the next one and have booked early September. I only planned on doing this quarterly. However I am getting advice that it's too far away and I should try to hold one in July. I feel like people will be away on holiday and I too am very busy this summer. 

 

How often do you hold Death Cafes? I know a practitioner that does one everyear month, but I work and have a family and don't have the energy. I thought September would be fine but now worried it is too far away!

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Posting my next meeting...

Posted by Heather Black on May 24, 2017, 7:29 p.m. 1 comment


I want to past the details for my second Death Cafe. The only place I can find to do that is on the "Host a Death Cafe" form. I thought that was for craeting it the first time. Or, do I just change the address every month? - Heather Austin North

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Miscarriage etc.

Posted by emilygraham on May 10, 2017, 10:55 a.m. 3 comments


I'm a birth provider and I'd like to host a Death Cafe as a space for people to discuss fetal and perinatal loss. Does this fit into the Death Cafe ethos? I noticed that it was mentioned to not have a topic or a theme.

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children

Posted by profsarah on May 4, 2017, 4:24 p.m. 2 comments


We are having a death cafe this weekend and I want to find out what the rules and suggestions are on having children. My preference is to NOT have kids present. 

Please advise!

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Name lables

Posted by Brigid on April 24, 2017, 6:22 a.m. 1 comment


Hi

Our first death cafe is being held on 13th May and we're wondering whether we should have name labels available? Anyone else done this? Good idea or not?

We have three facilitators who we thought should wear name labels, but not sure if attendees would want to.

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journalists at Death Cafe events

Posted by hjyoung on April 21, 2017, 6:02 p.m. 2 comments


I will be hosting my first Death Cafe next week and a journalist has asked if she can visit to write a story about the event.  I appreciate what you've posted on this website about journalists at the sessions but I'm wondering if people who attend the event might be restrained or intimidated or even feel that they privacy is being invaded, even if the journalist agrees not to publish names. 

What has been your experience with this? 

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions you can provide.

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Death Cafe in inner Melbourne?

Posted by Ocelot1771 on March 25, 2017, 11:38 p.m. 1 comment


Hi,would anyone be interested in a Death Cafe in the inner Melbourne (Australia) area?  I'm thinking of hosting one and just seeing whether anyone would be interested in attending one here.

Thanks

 

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Finding a venue?!

Posted by Brigid on March 20, 2017, 9:22 a.m. 2 comments


Trying to find a cafe to hold a Death Cafe in Edinburgh (Scotland). I've been emailing a few describing what it's all about but no one has got back to me. I have been clear that I don't need anything from the cafe other than functioning as usual, just want their OK with the whole thing so I can put a poster in their window and advertise for it. Any advice on securing venues?

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Hastings & St Leonards Death Cafe

Posted by karen hayler on Feb. 21, 2017, 3:37 a.m. 1 comment


Hello, the original Hastings Death Cafe is now defunct due to personal reasons and I am the new organiser of Hastings & St Leonards Death Cafe in its place. I cannot figure out how to delete the old one to avoid confusion, please help. Thanks Daisy Lawrence

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