Death Cafe profile for Philip Sheridan
Location: United Kingdom
About Philip Sheridan:
Facilitator, Poet & Writer
Two decades therapeutic experience working with children and families around child sexual exploitation, separation and loss.
Lived experience of acquired disability, near death, and carer role.
What brings you to Death Cafe?
Facilitating my first Death Cafe October 2016.
Looking to community on the Death Cafe site for inspiration in my role.
Works in Medical Education.
Recent loss of father.
What gets in the way of talk of death, dying and quality of life? The Death Cafe model seems one of the more affective ways of offering a place for people to gather and talk about death and dying.
I look forward to the journey.
What would you like your legacy to be?
To borrow from Raymond Chandler's poem - Late Fragment
“... to feel myself beloved on the earth.”
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Philip Sheridan's posts on the Death Cafe website
As people left, many expressed thanks and appreciation to the organisers of this Death Café. Those attending came from many different walks of life and each individual held a different perspective on death. Some came with questions, others with recent experience of death; all with a desire to talk and listen to others in an open and welcoming place.
Those attending the session were a mix of colleagues, friends and strangers to each other yet the session was marked by honesty and intimacy.
Conversation, washed down with tea and cake, was accompanied by laughter, sadness, enthusiasm and curiosity. The topics discussed encompassed the physical, spiritual, social ...
With The Patient | Carer Community and Humanities & Spiritual Health Society at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds.
April 26, 2017, 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (UK)
Free to everyone
Much of the education of healthcare professionals involves learning how to help, heal and manage people with their health and wellbeing. Yet, when we start to explore how to talk ...
With The Patient | Carer Community at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds.
Oct. 31, 2016, 11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. (UK)
Free to everyone
As you can imagine, much of the education of healthcare professionals involves learning how to help, heal and manage people with their health and wellbeing. Yet when we start to ...