Death Cafe profile for Lis Horwich


Location: United Kingdom

http://www.lishorwich.com/

About Lis Horwich:

I have 23 years' experience working in complimentary therapies. I have a wealth of compassion wanting to help clients to a better life, matched with an insight and understanding of what clients need and how to help them change.

I have seen and see so many people suffer after beeing touched by death, we need to go through a long beravement process without doubt.  We become wiser afterwards and see new avenues opening for us when time is right.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

Some years ago I attended a group in Poole "Exploring the Art of Dying".

It was a lovely experience to find other people interested in this subject and some fasinating ideas were shared with great speakers.

25years ago I lost my twinbrother very tragicly. For me talking about death is essential in order for us to embrace our life.


What would you like your legacy to be?

Have helped clients to re-member and re-connect consciously to their inner light.

Also opened the possibility for people to speak about death and feel less afraid of the word.


Thoughts for sharing:

“You are afraid to die, and you’re afraid to live. What a way to exist.”
Neale Donald Walsch, Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends


Contact Lis Horwich



Lis Horwich's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 18, 2017, 7:10 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

July 19, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (British Summer Time)

A suggested donation of £3 per person to cover expenses


Lis trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can help other people explore this taboo subject. It ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 18, 2017, 7:02 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café had a little gathering yesterday, with one new member coming along. Many topics were discussed incl. the idea of “direct disposals” http://www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/direct-disposal/. How to accept the process of dying, the hugely different prices of having your power of attorney, legally disposal of chattels.

The talk of the after-death experiences and nearly death experiences, look further at Conscious TV or subscribe to the weekly “Friday Afterlife Report” by Victor and Wendy Zammit: http://www.victorzammit.com/May12th2017. If you missed out on last night’s programme on BBC2 9pm “A Time to Life” - following the stories of a number of people ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 15, 2017, 11:49 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

May 17, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (British Summer Time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated


Lis is the local facilitator in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can help ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 15, 2017, 11:40 a.m. 1 comment


Such an interesting death café this afternoon with some very lively discussions with a large group of people including a few newcomers, which is always lovely.

Talked about funerals, the fact that there is a waiting time for a death certificate often, more than the 5 days dictated by law! What do we do with the ashes from our death relatives, they can weigh up to 6-7 pounds where half is the coffin. What about direct disposal, which means that the body of the person who has died goes straight off to be cremated or buried without a funeral ceremony. John Lennon was directly cremated, as were Anita ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 20, 2017, 8:19 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

March 15, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (British winter time)

A suggested donation of £3 per person to cover expenses


Lis trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can help other people explore this taboo subject. It ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 20, 2017, 8:12 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Cafe had a most interesting afternoon with 9 people in total with some beautiful connections. Thank you everyone for coming along and open your heart to discuss what is close to you right now at the start of 2017.

Mentioned Joe Bakewell and her interesting radio 4 series recently. She mentioned Compassionate Neighbours watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_zDO6_O2QM. We talked about sibling death and how society rather forget as a sibling we also mourn, it is not just the partner, children og parents!

We touched upon Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) read here: https://www.scie.org.uk/publications/ataglance/ataglance43.asp ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 20, 2016, 8:33 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Jan. 18, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (British winter time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated


Lis has worked as a complimentary therapist for 23 years encouraged through her strong desire to work with people and their emotions. Talking about death, she knows, is a subject ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 20, 2016, 8:20 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café  had a few ladies meeting up, one of them first timer. We had an interesting time discussing the 10 questions about your own death, age concern, power of attorney, end of life wishes and  the Conversation project (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).The Conversation Project is dedicated helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care, see more http://theconversationproject.org/. One of the ladies worked for CALM for many years (Campaign Against Living Miserable), so our interests and care for the human race is diverse and I love talking with wonderful people like this.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 26, 2016, 5:58 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Nov. 16, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (British Wintertime)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of theevent would be much appreciated


Lis has worked as a complimentary therapist for 23 years encouraged through her strong desire to work with people and their emotions. Talking about death, she knows, is a subject ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 26, 2016, 5:47 a.m.


Wednesday the 21st of September a group of 8 people descended in my “Observatory” talking about death. We spoke about the beauty of laying a body to rest in the home, dreams related to death and “Old Harry’s Game” on Radio 4 evenings 6.30pm, listen on IPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007zv7f

We mentioned Living Will with the option of keeping it in a green box with a x, possible in your kitchen or sitting room.

ICE (in case of emergency) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Case_of_Emergency  an essential tool for storing details on your mobile phone.

As we often do, the talk ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 27, 2016, 6:46 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Sept. 21, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (British Summertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local facilitator in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 27, 2016, 6:31 a.m.


Great afternoon sitting outside on our decking in the sunshine discussing death with 5 new people and a couple of former takers. We had so many interesting topics arising and everyone partook with great hearts. It is such a pleasure and gift to share a views so close to each of us. Highcliffe Death Café will be hosting meetings every two months I the future due to new commitments with my work taking new directions. So please make sure you make a note of the dates for the autumn:

 

 

 

3rd Wednesday every two months

 

 

 

2.00pm – 3.30pm

 

 

 

Dates:

 

 

 

September 21st

 

 

 

 November 16th

 

 

 

Looking forward to see you ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 27, 2016, 6:23 a.m.


Good evening discussing death and dying and any fear realted to these topics. This was the last evening Death Cafe hosted. I will need time to work on another topic close to my heart. Thanks for supporting the evening cafe, pleased to say the afternoon cafe will continue every 2 month.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 16, 2016, 4:49 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

July 20, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (UK summertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local facilitator in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 16, 2016, 4:48 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

July 11, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK summertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local facilitator in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 16, 2016, 4:46 a.m.


This week was in the name of Death Café. Two meetings were hosted – an evening and afternoon adding a talk for Cruise Bereavement Care in Bournemouth made it very special.

Twenty women came to listen to my talk on Highcliffe Death Café and the Death Café movement in general. They all work voluntary with people in the local community, who are bereaved, they do a fantastic service, where no one else is at hand. It was a pleasure speaking for them and understanding their connection with death.

At our two meetings we said hello to several new takers, which is always a joy. We talked in general and ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 24, 2016, 11:25 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

June 15, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (UK summertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local facilitator in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 24, 2016, 11:23 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

June 13, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK summertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local facilitator in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 24, 2016, 11:15 a.m.


Death Café hosted in May with a handful of people discussing issues related to death such as which type of funeral to have: cremation or burial adding sky burial and where to have our ashes or headstone! Do we prefer a family grave or woodland burial? We also came on to talking about funeral traditions in other countries, which always become very colourful and interesting.

Looking forward to meet everyone again in June.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 23, 2016, 12:14 p.m.



With Lis Horwich

May 18, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 23, 2016, 12:13 p.m.



With Lis Horwich

May 9, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 23, 2016, 12:07 p.m.


30th Highcliffe Death Café hosted yet another meeting with interest from three new ladies with another handful of folks around the table. We discussed a variety of subjects: Friends at the End; how to choose when and how to die; will writing charities; value a person in society when no longer working; writing memories; living longer positive or negative? We laughed  and listened a lot.



Video: Stop bullshitting

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 21, 2016, 3:37 p.m.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 18, 2016, 6:14 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

April 20, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (UK summertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 18, 2016, 6:10 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café had two meetings this week; our evening and afternoon get together. Nice group of people discussion the top five regrets of the dying, which led to some very interesting discussions and views from everyone.

In April the evening café has been cancelled due to travel, but we meet again Wednesday 20th of April 2-3.30pm. Happy Easter to everyone.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 19, 2016, 10:47 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

March 16, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (UK wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 19, 2016, 10:43 a.m.


A lovely afternoon with a small group of women interested in speaking about death. We referred to a very interesting article in Intelligent Life Magazine on death: https://www.intelligentlifemagazine.com/features/how-to-have-a-good-death. We could do well with asking for what we want to happen when you die, we might need to learn how to love ourselves in order to be brave enough? Studying to become a Soul Midwife was eagerly discussed and the many gifts being brought to us from sitting at the bedside with a person dying. Another opportunity is becoming a Death Doula, which in Greek means: Female slave!  We used to call women like ...



Press: Talking about death? Isn't that a bit macabre?

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 10, 2016, 5:42 a.m.


Article about Highcliffe Death Café, writte by the host of the cafe. It appeared in The Mudeford Mag this month: "Talking about death? Isn't that a bit macabre?"

The Mudeford Mag:

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 9, 2016, 4:53 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

March 14, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (british wintertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 9, 2016, 4:35 a.m.


A very enjoyable evening at Highcliffe Death Café. We had one new member joying us to make our small group perfect this evening. We talked much about Kundalini awakening, which one member has experienced, he felt he all too often were not understood by folks, he shares this information with. He was so relieved he was heard this evening. We shared a discussion about some books on the table, several written by Emma Heathcote-James: “They Walk Among Us”, was highly recommend and Fritjof Capra: “The Tao of Physics” and “Uncommon Wisdom” as “must” read books. Talked briefly about funerals, if we cared for a David Bowie style with ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 21, 2016, 5:58 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Feb. 17, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (british wintertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis has worked as a complimentary therapist for 22 years encouraged through her strong desire to work with people and their emotions. Talking about death, she knows, is a subject ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 21, 2016, 5:52 a.m.


We had an enjoyable afternoon was had yesterday with seven Death Café goers where three came for the first time.

We talked about near death experience, Soul Midwifes, will writing, planning your own funeral, listened to a tune on YouTube for a funeral, medium connection with people who have passed and much more.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 14, 2016, 6:12 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Feb. 8, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Greenwich winter time)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 14, 2016, 6:03 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Cafe had first meeting Monday evening. One new member came along, two others had hope to join us, but looking forward to welcome them at later meetings. We were a small group, but had some very interesting chats. One member had just lost her Mum before Christmas and could tell us her about her beautiful passing, just the way her Mother had hoped for at the age of 88. It was uplifting to hear about the passing of a close relative, when the death was expected and plans were in order. Sadness is still felt, but the funeral can be hosted as a real celebration for ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Dec. 17, 2015, 5:30 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Jan. 11, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British winter time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Dec. 17, 2015, 5:26 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café had another booming afternoon meeting, the last of 2015. Eight all together, whereof four new members turned up. One gentleman had been travelling from midmorning by public transport from right the other end of Dorset. Among us was a couple, who have been interested in the topic of death for more than 30 years, partly through work related contacts and partly through the big wide gaping hole they have seen customer/patients are afraid of as they do not know how to approach this empty fearful place which for many death is. Among also an author of: A Guide to Natural Burial Paperback – 25 Jun ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 18, 2015, 1:12 p.m.



With Lis Horwich

Dec. 16, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British winter time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 18, 2015, 1:11 p.m.



With Lis Horwich

Dec. 14, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British winter time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 18, 2015, 1:07 p.m.


Two resent cafes have been hosted with four members in the evening and 11 this afternoon. Always interesting talks take place. In the smaller group we heard some personal experiences of death from relatives and how that might be handled adding information of the 4 stages of death, which suddenly made the thought of death very real.

We were a mix of people this afternoon with different interests from GP’s, Cruise volunteer, a Buddhist to some, who felt death of a loved one was hard to live with in our society, where we find it so difficult subject to approach. The misunderstand and often lack of information ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 29, 2015, 3:44 p.m.



With Lis Horwich

Nov. 18, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 21, 2015, 10:13 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Nov. 9, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 21, 2015, 10:10 a.m.


We had a very interesting afternoon at Highcliffe Death Café today. Two 3rd students from Art University Bournemouth joined us and had many questions to ask. Studying Visual Communication they have entered an international competion on designing a publication on “visit death”. It was a pleasure to share time with the young men; discover and discuss the topic of death.



Link: Last wish coming through

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 23, 2015, 11:33 a.m.


A lovely article on todays BBC's website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34297590

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 17, 2015, 8:31 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Oct. 21, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis has worked as a complimentary therapist for 21 years encouraged through her strong desire to work with people and their emotions. Talking about death, she knows, is a subject ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 17, 2015, 8:29 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Oct. 12, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 17, 2015, 8:11 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café hosted two meetings this week; one evening and one afternoon.

A couple of new faces were welcomed among an ever floating group.  Among us was a writer and Astrophysics. He is a contributor in: Memento Mori (A Collection of Magickal and Mythological Perspectives On Death, Dying, Mortality and Beyond) is the new anthology edited by Kim Huggens, who previously produced VS. and FROM A DROP OF WATER for Avalonia.

He wrote the chapter: Star Lore and Death in Ancient Egypt. A very fascination account on his knowledge was enjoyed by all.

Time in the afternoon was taken up by discussing Robert Schwartz book: Your Soul ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 9, 2015, 6:34 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Sept. 16, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis has worked as a complimentary therapist for 21 years encouraged through her strong desire to work with people and their emotions. Talking about death, she knows, is a subject ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 9, 2015, 6:32 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Sept. 14, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis has worked as a complimentary therapist for 21 years encouraged through her strong desire to work with people and their emotions. Talking about death, she knows, is a subject ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 9, 2015, 6:29 a.m.


One week two Death Café were hosted-normally we have a gap of 1 week, but not so this July. Next Death Café will be September. Monday night we had a hectic discussion about our soul in the afterlife and how we plan our life before we are born, books mentioned were: Astrology of the Soul” by Jan Spiller and “Your Soul’s Plan” by Robert Schwartz. We were 5 folks together half of previous meeting with 10!

Wednesday 3 new members came along to an interesting meeting with lots of laughter among the 6 people. We were a celebrant, an actor, a past-life soul regression therapist, a nurse ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 23, 2015, 11:33 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

July 8, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis has worked as a complimentary therapist for 21 years encouraged through her strong desire to work with people and their emotions. Talking about death, she knows, is a subject ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 23, 2015, 11:26 a.m.


A beautiful sunny afternoon spent in the garden speaking about many topics related to death.

A visitor from Bristol in the form of a photographer from The Daily Telegraph gave us a new views on some of the conversation as he has Irish background. Our smiling picture will illustrate an upcoming interview with Jon Underwood likely in Monday the 29th Health Section. So do get the paper read the article and see us in sunny Highcliffe.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 9, 2015, 10:11 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

July 6, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 9, 2015, 7:50 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café

We had such a lively evening at Highcliffe Death Café, which was very much helped by our 3 new members. We had among us a local funeral director. She kindly answered many questions we have had during many café meetings and cleared up some misunderstandings about the dying process.

Talked about DOL=Deprivation of Liberty, which wheels start to turn when a death certificate is written?  The state automatically lets many authorities know about a person’s affairs.  The financial affairs are purely down to the person with power of attorney.

The prices of coffins were discussed and the fact the need some kind of ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 20, 2015, 11:08 a.m.


With Lis Horwich

June 17, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 20, 2015, 11:02 a.m.


It is wonderful how much fun and laughs five people, who have never met before, can have talking about death and dying!

Topics discussed were:

Preparing a “Living Will” for no resuscitation can be done by a double appointment at your GP. It will be legally binding for GP’s, hospitals and paramedic care, as all heath institutions have access to same information about you.

MacMillan Units have different protocols to GP’s (pre Shipman), which is far more caring for the dying person.

Felt having a “Dignitas” in the UK would be wonderful, let’s hope organisations like ourselves and “Dignity in Dying” will be able to ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 11, 2015, 4:30 p.m.



With Lis Horwich

June 8, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 11, 2015, 4:23 p.m.


Highcliffe Death Café had an interesting evening. We could welcome 3 new members, one who came from The Purbecks and 2 from the New Forest.  As many of us had rather different views on what might happen after death, we all had to agree there is so much more to learn; experience and understand as no one has the right to claim they know the answer. We welcomed the idea of doing research by reading books, looking online and on Youtube etc. One member is writing a Masters on Death and Dying, so she had many questions to ask. It is wonderful to know many Universities are offering ...



Resource: TED Talks

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:27 a.m.


9 talks all related to dying and huge eyeopeners to a different way of thinking about death. Lasting from 5 to 15 mins each.

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:21 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

May 20, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 requested donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:19 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

May 11, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 requested donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:12 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café never has a dull moment. This week 2 cafés were hosted the same week.

Monday evening saw 4 new members; it became a very colourful evening with great philosophical discussions taken place. Many references to books, films and Youtube were given, recommend you to watch: 9 TEDTalks with new ways to think about death.

Wednesday afternoon had visits from The Daily Echo, a journalist taking notes and asking many question of us all, the photographer snapping away for a while.

Weekly I’m approached by people from both north and south of the country asking how to set up a café – wonderful we are ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 19, 2015, 7:29 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

April 15, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British Summer Time)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I believe death and dying are most fasinating subjects as I think the more we talk about theses subjects the more we become at ease with them.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 19, 2015, 7:23 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

April 13, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British Summer Time)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about theses subjects ans the more we become at ease with them.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 19, 2015, 7:14 a.m. 1 comment


Our March evening Café could welcome new members who inspired to a very lively discussion about death, meditation, Liverpool Care Pathway, staying with the dying or does the dying need to be left alone? A social worker among us has often been the only person for the dying as no relatives were to be found – such a privileged. One of us has listened to Youtube: “Gone from My Sight” where Barbara Karnes from Heartland Hospice in the US talks about discovering grief, loss, and the dying experience. So much to learn from this talk as Babara sits with the dying and has a unique way of talking with ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on March 19, 2015, 6:57 a.m.


On this nice spring afternoon we met with two new members of the café. Discussing many topics from making sure you are one of the 30% of the UK population who has a will specifying every aspect of your passing from funeral, possessions, home etc.  to considering using a solicitor, who normally charges 10% or a probate company, who charges 4% to finalise your estate. Particularly if you have no living relatives it is essential you have your wishes expressed on paper. We also talked about gratitude for your life no matter how it might feel for you right now. Some of us believe that we choose our ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 18, 2015, 10:58 a.m.


With Lis Horwich

March 18, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations to cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects the more we become at ease with them, the more ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 18, 2015, 10:44 a.m.


We had another interesting afternoon in Highcliffe Death Cafe with several new members attending. Two members could tell about a near death experience, which were fascinating to listen to. As they both said, this is something you can’t discuss with many fellow humans! Other members do daily meditations of: Dying while Living - Gurumat Sidhant - santmat-thetruth.de.

 

Another member shared a list she has written on which steps to take before facing death in relation to will writing, arranging of funeral etc. I had a lovely book send to share with members from the publisher of: Brandy Schillace: “Death’s Summer Coat”; what the history of death and ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 10, 2015, 10:07 a.m.


With Lis Horwich

March 16, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we bocome at ease with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 10, 2015, 9:56 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café had a most interesting evening with several new members. We talked among many issues related  to death about suicide - the right to die when you want to, when is life no longer worth living due to illness – so what do you see as “quality of life”?  The topics : fear of death, contact to spirits and sensations of knowingthe time when a loved one is dead without you being there , were also touched upon.

I was given a very beautiful book resently by Julie New:  “Who are the Flowers in your garden?” A little book helping us to get I touch with our inner feelings by ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 23, 2015, 6:25 a.m.


With Lis Horwich

Feb. 9, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjets, as I believe the ore we talk about these subjects and the more we become at ease with them, the ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 22, 2015, 6:53 a.m.


With Lis Horwich

Feb. 18, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 22, 2015, 6:49 a.m.


On a grey and misty afternoon we met and talked amongst many subjects what the perfect funeral might be like. We listened to many songs, had some laughs, and talked about visiting funeral directors and woodland burials.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 13, 2015, 2:38 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Jan. 21, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations to cover cake and drinks.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 13, 2015, 2:33 a.m.


This dark and windy winter night we discussed among many topics the recent depate prompted by the former editor of BMJ Richard Smith:

What is the perfect death?So death from cancer is the best.You can say goodbye, reflect on your life, leave last messages, perhaps visit special places for a last time, listen to favourite pieces of music, read loved poems, and prepare, according to your beliefs, to meet your maker or enjoy eternal oblivion. We didn't all agree with this view mind you.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 5, 2015, 9:07 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Jan. 12, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Dec. 17, 2014, 4:01 p.m.


Last Highcliffe Death Café was held today for 2014, which also saw the start of our café this summer, now with an evening café too.

Today we talked about learning how to grieve, how we would find it the possible best way to deal with a most difficult situation. Most of us have not had an opportunity to grieve how we have hoped for. It took some of us several years after the death of a loved one to actually realise grieving was necessary. We were told not to cry, not to be angry, not to give a loved one a certain burial, which we have hoped for ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Dec. 9, 2014, 9:50 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café had an evening meeting last night; some very personal views had a chance to be aired. One member was an orphan already at the age of 32, but contended with some wonderful memories from the life she had had with her parents. Today she naturally remembers lessons both parents had taught her about life and how to relate to other people. We also mentioned strong intuitions some family members have about coming death in the family, often these are strong in 2-3 generations. Some young children see a passed relative in the room and how do we deal with that. Seeking contact via a medium ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 20, 2014, 4:01 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Dec. 17, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British Winter Time)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 20, 2014, 3:54 a.m.


A very pleasant afternoon with one new member, a local Buddist, she hopes her husband will join us next time. So with different religions repesented we always have inlightend conversations based on people's religious upbringing. We talked about Dr Eben Aleaxander's books on near death experience. Many similar books have been written, but these became NY best sellers! We also looked at soul journey, the fact we are all energy-everything is energy and benefits from a Living Will. So never a dull moment. Photo of the venue's view of a lovely autumn garden.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 11, 2014, 4:29 a.m.


With Lis Horwich

Dec. 8, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British Winter Time)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.



Art: Dates for Higcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 11, 2014, 4:18 a.m.


Dates for Higcliffe Death Cafe

As the night are getting dark and sitting sharing a chat about death becomes even more relevant minute by minute, Highcliffe Death CAfe has extended it openning hours to an evening cafe once a month.

Looking forward to meet you.

 

Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 11, 2014, 4:08 a.m.


First evening death cafe tonight, so busy chatting about death, that I forgot to take a photo whilst everyone were here. The roses and candle gives an impression of the totally relaxed atmosphere whilst death was turned upside down among people who had never met before! Thank you for coming.



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 27, 2014, 11:21 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Nov. 10, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 27, 2014, 11:01 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

Nov. 19, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Brtish wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


see Highcliffe Death Cafe page



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 15, 2014, 11:21 a.m.


Today's Death Cafe had to move indoors, first one hosted indoors.
With 4 new members we had some fasinating discussions as we differed in opnions on afterlife, suicide, Karma and much else. A warm and loving respect was easily kept between us all. Mail Online article from 28th Sep 2014: Australia's Dr Death starts UK "Suicide club" was looked at too.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2772209/Australias-Dr-Death-starts-UK-suicide-club-Workshops-online-guide-cause-endless-tragedies.html



Link: Auatralia's Dr Death starts UK "suicide club"

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 15, 2014, 11:15 a.m.


Video: Sky burial in Tibet

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 17, 2014, 3:41 p.m. 1 comment



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Sept. 17, 2014, 3:33 p.m.


Today's Death Cafe had to move indoors, first one hosted indoors.
With 3 new members we had some fasinating discussions as we differed in opnions on afterlife, suicide, Karma and much else. A warm and loving respect was easily kept between us all. Mail Online article from 28th Sep 2014: Australia's Dr Death starts UK "Suicide club" was looked at too.



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Aug. 20, 2014, 3:14 p.m.


2nd meeting of Highcliffe Death Cafe with 2 new members, one who travelled from the other side of Dorset, 2 spirits were with us too. We missed several of you, but will hopefully see you at future meetings.

Many topics were discussed; we very much talked about the great connection we all feel in the 4th dimension and exciting changes taken place. Again today we were able to sit outside in the brilliant English summer. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.

 



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 9, 2014, 3:38 p.m.



With Lis Horwich

Oct. 15, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 4, 2014, 9:29 a.m. 1 comment


New for June in Dorset:

New Death Cafe this time in East Dorset. Come along - eat cake and talk about death.

Which better month than June when the days are longest and the sun is shining to start talking about your thoughts about death and dying?



Art: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 4, 2014, 9:23 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Cafe

Dorset has now it's second Death Group, this time in East Dorset, come along eat cake and talk about death.

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on June 4, 2014, 8:08 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

June 25, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...





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