Death Cafe profile for Beth Wallace


Location: Ireland

http://www.bethwallace.org/

About Beth Wallace:

I'm an Applied Psychology graduate & psychotherapist currently working as a Sexual Wellness 'Expert'! I work with individuals, couples & groups helping people explore & express the fullness of their sexuality in order to have richer & more fulfilling & pleasurable lives. I also hold workshops, retreats, write regularly for online & print publications and am a published author of fiction. 

I LOVE holding Death Cafes - ''how does this fit into my work?'', you may ask! Sex & Death, the portals into and out of life, both usually taboo in western society, certainly in Ireland, to varying degrees, and yet they both hold the possibility for the greatest intimacy with the self, with others, & with life itself. 


What brings you to Death Cafe?

Sex & Death, the two most polarising experiences in life, one ushers us in, the other ushers us out. 

These have been my professional & personal passions for nearly 30 years as I've studied, trained, & professionally practiced in the field of sexuality, personal & community development, counselling & therapy. 

Death is inevitable, life as we currently understand it is finite, this is a given, and yet so many are so reluctant to discuss death, and disabled when it happens to loved ones, and so any opportunity to discuss death (and eat cake!) is an opportunity to build greater resiliance, strenght & capacity. 


What would you like your legacy to be?

That I can take my last breath feeling good about how I lived my life - I'm not bothered by how I'm remembered, because I will be forgetten eventually, but as long as I can look back and feel that opportunities were grabbed, that life itself was fully & freely inhaled, the juice of the marrow of it tasted by my lips as much as possible, then I'll die with a smile on my face (in an ideal scenario!) 


Thoughts for sharing:

Momento mori.
(Latin - remember you must die)


Contact Beth Wallace



Beth Wallace's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dublin

Posted by Beth Wallace on Oct. 22, 2017, 7:01 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

Nov. 2, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

We suggest a donation of €5 to cover costs - less & more are welcome too. Any monies left after costs are donated to St Luke's Hospital, Rathgar.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Clonakilty

Posted by Beth Wallace on Sept. 14, 2017, 1:33 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

Nov. 5, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (GMT)

The suggested donation is €5, any and all profits go to Marymount Hospice in this instance.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Órgiva

Posted by Beth Wallace on Sept. 14, 2017, 11:07 a.m.



With Beth Wallace

Jan. 31, 2018, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (CET)

We suggest a donation of €5, more is welcome & less is also welcome! All monies above expenses are donated to a local relevant charity or non-profit, such as a hospice or care centre.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Órgiva

Posted by Beth Wallace on Sept. 14, 2017, 10:09 a.m.



With Beth Wallace

Dec. 20, 2017, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (CET)

We suggest a donation of €5, more is welcome & less is also welcome! All monies above expenses are donated to a local relevant charity or non-profit, such as a hospice or care centre.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Galway

Posted by Beth Wallace on Aug. 30, 2017, 11:22 a.m.



With Eric Van Lente

Oct. 30, 2017, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (UTC)

We suggest a donation of €5, more is welcome & less is also welcome! All monies above minimal expenses are donated, in this instance, to Galway Hospice.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dublin

Posted by Beth Wallace on July 26, 2017, 7:42 p.m.



With Dr Seán O'Connell

Aug. 25, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (UTC)

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.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Galway

Posted by Beth Wallace on May 22, 2017, 9:23 a.m.



With Beth Wallace

July 10, 2017, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT)

We suggest a donation of €5 to cover costs - less & more are welcome too.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dublin

Posted by Beth Wallace on May 21, 2017, 6:01 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

Nov. 2, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

We suggest a donation of €5 to cover costs - less & more are welcome too. Any monies left after costs are donated to St Luke's Hospital, Rathgar.


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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Clonakilty

Posted by Beth Wallace on March 18, 2017, 7:20 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

April 13, 2017, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT)

We suggest a donation of €5, no donation is too small or too big. All proceeds after expenses go to, in this instance, Marymount Hospice.


Following on from hugely successful & enjoyable Death Cafés in Cork, Dublin & Galway Death Café now comes to Clonakilty - ALL over 18 are welcome, whether you've been to a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dublin

Posted by Beth Wallace on March 18, 2017, 6:59 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

May 13, 2017, 4.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (GMT)

We suggest a donation of approximately €5, no donation is too small or too large, all profits after expenses are donated, in this instance, to St Luke's Rathgar.


Following on from successful & enjoyable Death Cafés at First Draft Coffee in January & March we're meeting again May 13th - ALL are welcome, whether you've been to a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dublin

Posted by Beth Wallace on Jan. 30, 2017, 3:31 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

March 4, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)

We suggest a donation of approximately €5 to cover estimated costs of €150, any proceeds over and above costs are donated to St Luke's Rathgar.


Following on from a hugely successful & enjoyable Death Café at First Draft Coffee in January we're meeting again March 4th - ALL are welcome, whether you've been to a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Galway

Posted by Beth Wallace on Jan. 21, 2017, 10:40 a.m.



With Beth Wallace

March 20, 2017, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT)

The suggested donation for this event is €5 to cover estimated expenses of approximately €160, any profit over and above expenses will go to Galway Hospice.


The format for Death Cafés is very simple, usually starting with introductions to your facilitators & the concept of Death Café, what it is and isn't etc.
Then, group ...



Death Cafe: A Death Cafe in Dublin

Posted by Beth Wallace on Dec. 12, 2016, 2:37 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

Jan. 25, 2017, 7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT)

The suggested donation for this particular Death Café is €5, all proceeds after costs (a maximum of €200) will go to St Luke's Hospital, Rathgar, Dublin, ALL donations over & above €5 are, of course, very much welcomed.


I really enjoy running Death Cafés as they give us an opportunity to reconnect with the fact that death will come to us all. Death is the one experience ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Cork

Posted by Beth Wallace on Sept. 23, 2016, 9:57 a.m.


What an honour and a privilege it was to facilitate Cork's first Death Cafe! 

Approximately 20 people gathered in the cosy & welcoming surroundings of Myo Cafe on the Autumn Equinox. The group varied in age from early 20s to mid 60s, was slightly more female than male, and a mix of at least 7 different nationalities! 

Here's what some of the participants said: 

It was:

warm, interesting, educational, relaxed, cosy, intimate, surprising, friendly, natural, healing, insightful, pleasant, enjoyable, sociable, ground breaking, different, expansive, challenging, safe, hard, easy

Here's what some participants said to people thinking about coming to a Death Cafe:

''Please go!''

''It is ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cork

Posted by Beth Wallace on April 22, 2016, 3:37 p.m.



With Beth Wallace

Sept. 22, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Suggested Donation €2 - €5 to cover costs, any funds left over will be put towards a future Café.


At a Death Café people (some of whom might be strangers to each other) gather to eat cake, drink tea and coffee or other restorative beverages and discuss death. The ...





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