Posted by Louise Allen (Faversham Death Cafe)
Hosted by Louise Allen
Sept. 24, 2023
2:15 p.m. (GMT)
4:00 p.m. (GMT)
Contact the organiser
Abbey Physic Community Garden
About this Death Cafe
We are running this Death Cafe as part of the second annual "Embracing Life by Facing Death" day of talks at the beautiful Abbey Physic Community Garden in Faversham.
The Death Cafe will be open to all, whether you attend the event talks or not. For those attending the talks during the morning, you may want to join us for the Death Cafe to talk about death and dying more generally with no theme or objective.
The fact that one day we are all going to die is one of the few things we can be certain of in life, and yet it's something that relatively few of us talk about. It means that when we do come closer to death (our own, or those we care about) we are often not prepared for the thoughts, feelings and considerations we find ourselves facing.
Talking about and sharing our thoughts, beliefs, experiences and concerns can help us to live our lives in a more considered way and avoid some of the common regrets people have when they approach death.
Death Cafés provide a relaxed and informal space for people to get together to drink tea, eat cake and talk about death and dying.
People usually find the cafés life affirming and often leave feeling uplifted or with a sense of connection.
It isn't a counselling or bereavement group. It is a safe space to talk about a topic we often avoid, with other people who are also living and are also going to die.
We are delighted to be holding another autumnal outdoor Death Café at the beautiful Abbey Physic Community Garden.
It's free but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL so we can ensure a comfortable event.
The Death Cafe is held in a walled garden run as a charity providing companionship, therapeutic activities, training and skill building for people with mental health issues, those who are socially isolated and everyone in the wider community. The setting provides a warm and cosy space in a natural environment, giving opportunity for connection with other life cycles - we even have a composting toilet to complete the loop!
About Louise Allen
Louise is a qualified counsellor, "wild therapist" and experienced facilitator. Louise is passionate about talking about death, dying and life! She completed the foundation training as an end of life doula.
Louise will be hosting the Death Café and will be able to signpost people to further support should they find any of the themes during the cafe distressing.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe
Please also see: http://ferncounselling.space/