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Hi! Of course I understand the spirit of this section of the rules:
"8.5 It is ok for you to mention your business in your Death Cafe biography. It isn't appropriate for your business to be mentioned at the Death Cafe session. Reports that you're promoting your business via Death Cafe will be investigated."
I'm looking to start a death café, and I work in many aspects of the field. Since people will know that from reading my bio, it seems likely they will ask me about my business at the café. I am fine with leaning into a response that supports non-solcitiation during the event…but what do folks do when an attendee wants to connect after an event, or even hire you? Does this rule apply only within the space of the event itself?
Thanks in advance! I'd like to get started on the right foot.
would any one be interested in co-hosting a virtual death acfe with me? this would be my very first death cafe and the first and only one for the area that im from. My goal is to get the word out there about the virtual death cafes and get enough people to hopefully be interested in having a in person meeting. im open to all and every idea as well advice. you can comment on this post if interested or have any advice for this newbie
How long does it typically take to get a Death Cafe approved and added to the website? Been waiting a couple
weeks . . .
The community centre I work at in Exeter is considering starting a Death Cafe due to Cruse losing lots of funding leading to a lack of provision in the city for people exploring grief and death.
Could someone explain to me the rationale behind why the Death Cafe has a clear line on not being a grief support group and whether that is changing in light of the breakdown in support nationally.
If the Death Cafe isn't quite right for our needs, would someone kindly signpost me to something that might be a bit more appropriate please?
I am looking into hosting an on line Death Cafe in Ontario and wondering about the zoom link and arranging.
I have just taken over a Funeral Home in Melbourne Australia, and would love to host a meeting. Any tips on hosting a first meeting?
A matter borne of our pandemic-induced Zoom era has prompted disdain among a few of us who host death cafes. It is what I’ve dubbed the “black box syndrome.” That is, it has become increasingly common for individuals to join the discussions groups in facial absentia, with the video function turned off, causing us to see only a dark box with a name or a static image of some sort.
For some, this practice feels like an affront to the intimacy of a conversation that engenders expressions of a personal and sometimes emotive nature. It poses a sense of separation rather than connection. If one of “the boxes” utters a remark, the person behind it seems more remote.
What does it mean to be part of an online death cafe? Is someone whose face cannot be seen a full-fledged participant? Might it be considered borderline voyeurism when someone plugs in merely as a listener (though maybe an occasional commenter) with the video function turned off?
Zoom burnout has become a reality for many online-saturated, busy people who aim to multi-task during a session while catching the gist of what’s going on. And there are times when it is necessary to take a visual leave of absence for a few moments.
It has reached a point, though, where there are sometimes fewer animated attendees at gatherings (of various sorts) than static, lifeless images or boxes.
Death cafe discussions offer opportunities for intimate connections with one another. Visual absence may diminish the sense of communion that this type of milieu generates. Seeing nuances of expression enables us to hone in on interpretative perceptions beyond spoken words. And probably feelings for someone are more reachable.
On the other hand, someone suggested that certain individuals may feel more comfortable behind this curtain of separation. Maybe they wouldn’t attend at all if obligated to be in fully visible presence.
In the context of death cafe discussions, how do you feel about this side effect of our modern manner of communicating electronically?
Any one have resources for topic of death that we can share at our first death cafe?
Good evening all,
I have been approached about starting a new Death Cafe in the Kansas City area. A locsl brewery and I are discussing starting a new option. Kansas City had one in the past and the person moved away is what I heard.
Talking about death is not difficult for me. I am a registered nurse with many years of experience in critical care, emergenc,hospice, palliative care and current coordinate a multi-disciplinary clinic for ALS patients and have my own private End of Life Doula busines. My master's is in End of Lfe Care.
Can anyone give me their thoughts on starting and running a death cafe and keeping it interesting? I am excited in beginning this journey.
Who knows we might have our own beer. Even though I am not a beer guy. Look forward to see the possibilities.
Take Gentle Care,
Would it be possible for cafe write ups to be automatically linked from the related event listing please?
I know there's a link to the listing from the write up, but a link the other way would be really helpful too, particularly for people browsing past events in their area.
I'm currently research peoples views on the sustainability of funeral options in the UK and would value an opportunity to talk to people who are thinking and talking about funerals and death.
Specifically I'm looking to talk to people who are over sixty and live on the UK.
If anyone is willing to chat please let me know.
I would like to use an easy and anonymous feedback form to be completed by our Cafe Participants. How toi and what you use please,
Jim Kirkpatrick email@example.com
I am new to cohosting Death Cafe. I want feedback from participants. Want your methods for collecting such feedback. Help Please
510 219 2550
We have held our first DC and would like to start preparing for the next. Can we just edit the existing information under the "View your Public Profile" tab to announce new date and time? We would also like to alternate being host and facilitator. How can we do this when both of us have unique login details?
Grateful for any pointers.
Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby, Swansea UK