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I have been asking around whether there are any HUD Resident Service Coordinators who have either hosted or sponsored a Death Cafe and have not found any. I will be holding a Cafe with a small group of residents HUD seniior housing who are clearly eager to talk about death and dying.
I'm curious if there are any other RSC's out there who have hosted a Death Cafe and your experiences. I appreciate the broad group of discussion I've already seen on this site, but am curious of others experiences holding a Cafe for HUD low income senior citizens.
Are there any resources or support for hosts in dealing with difficult situations or conversations?
For a while now i have ben thinking about setting up a death cafe. I think I've found a venue and am looking to begin in the New Year (probably mid-late January or even into February).
Any particular hints/tips/advice? It feels rather daunting.
At a recent death cafe the conversation got onto good and bad deaths. One person recounted coming across a grisly road accident, which disturbed one (possibly more) of the other people. I'd be glad to know how others might handle this sort of situation.
I've posted details of an upcoming Death Cafe on October 24th but it doesn't seem to be coming up on the website - but I don't know why and it's not clear to me who to contact about this. The same thing happened with our September Meeting. I presume there is something wrong or incomplete in what I posted, but I have no idea what.
Im am soon hosting my first death cafe and while contacting people I met a neighbour that has a terminal illnes, I have not talked to him about the DC yet and I am not sure if this environment could also benefit a terminal patient?
Any points of view regarding this?
I'm hosting a cafe at a local further education college and university, for students (with a separate cafe for staff) has anyone done anything similar, and can anyone suggest wording for poster that will grab their attention?
Let's say Einstein is about to die, but before he does a 'being', working behind the scenes, transfers Einstein's consciousness to a robot shell which Einstein is quickly able to control. Einstein then makes his way towards a light where he finds a room. There, Einstein realises that having died, and as there is no God, he must have created the robot shell and afterlife room himself.
So Einstein gets to work, first discovering how time travel can be accomplished, and then discovering how to create building blocks from nothing. So he travels back 100 years, and by creating building blocks, he builds the afterlife room. He then builds a robot shell from more building blocks and brings it to his death bed, where, behind the scenes, he transfers the dying Einstein's consciousness to the robot shell.
So a simple afterlife awaits Einstein. Now consider what can be achieved together with all the scientists who have or will die:- the afterlife room will be perfected to become the afterlife realm, and the robot shell will be perfected to become the spirit body.
I held a successful first session last week, success being measured by people attending, a lively discussion and positive feedback!
I feel strongly that Death Cafes are helpful and informative and contacted numerous businesses (mainly Cafes and funeral directors) but in spite of people expressing interest Ive not managed to secure sponsorship, does anyone have advice or suggestions to inspire potential sponsor Please?
Suicide Reflection Group
I have written down some points in order to make it easier to begin to talk about the subject of suicide. These points can be used to start an informal discussion, and they are based on my personal experiences of knowing 6 suicides - my father, my step father, a teenage school friend, my father’s cousin, and two friends. Although some women also take this path, all those in my experience were male, aged between 15 and 60 years old. I have separated the points into 2 sections, and the Family section is in an approximate chronological order of what the family might experience once ...
I came across this when I was researching End-Of-Life Doula profession. I am passionate about helping people have an "uncomfortable comfortable" and providing space to talk about death. This aligns with everything I would like to do.
I am wondering how does everyone advertise first meet ups?
I live in Milwaukee, Wisconson.
Wow! Hosted our first Death Cafe (forgot to take pics!) and we had 12 people show up!! It was an amazing night, good feedback (some good, some concerns) and even "so, when is the next cafe?". We now have our second cafe booked for June 19th, with a break in through summer. There was talk about having guest speakers come from our local First Nations. Anyone else been asked about people coming to 'share info'? I've explained the whole concept (evening started out talking about the history of the Death Cafe's to give people a better understanding) but people are still curious about rituals and such. Any suggestions around this? Maybe just placing a poster at the Government House that the cafe is happening and if someone from the area wants to come, ask questions??
Really looking forward to our next cafe, June 19th. Thanks for your suggestions in advance.
Hi, my name is Angela and I facilitated my first Death Cafe about a month ago.
When I asked for permission at the Cafe I chose, it drawed my attention that one of the questions they asked before agreeing was what kind of people usually show up at this events. Kidding, one of them asked if suicidal people arrived. It kept me thinking that comments like that –far from being mischevious, but rather clumsy– show the tabu around talking about death.
Very few people showed up, we were only six: one was my dad, another one was my boyfriend, and the last person joined us after hearing what ...
Does it matter if a death cafe is held in a normal, commercial, cafe, especially if the death cafe part of it cannot be segregated from the main part of the cafe?
We have our 5th upcoming cafe in about a week. It seems that this will be attended by quite a few people compared to the others I have hosted. I will have the host set up tables with 6-8 chairs at each and it sounds like we may have 5 or 6 tables. I will do an introduction to the entire group but then plan to have myself and one other experienced facilitator rotate around the room and trouble shoot. I am starting to think that I may need a facilitator at each table. What do you all think? Are there some ground rules that I can give to one person at each table and kind of "deputize" them as volunteer facilitators?