Death Cafe profile for Cecilia H


Location: United Kingdom

About Cecilia H:

I am a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher with a particular interest in the losses we all face, and extensive experience of working with those facing death - either their own or of a loved one.

Alongside my therapy practice, I am training to become a soul midwife or end of life doula to accompany those at the end of their life and those they are letting go of.

As an experienced group facilitator, I am passionate about creating an environment in which talking about death is natural and comfortable. 

I believe that talking openly about death, dying and bereavement can help us to accept the reality of our immortality as part of life, and ease some of the fears we face. 

My goal is to help people embrace life, live more fully in the present, and honour death by providing a safe environment in which meaningful conversations may take place. 


Thoughts for sharing:

"When people talk about death and dying, it tends to illustrate their humanity." - Jon Underwood, Founder of the Death Cafe Movement


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Cecilia H's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on Oct. 1, 2018, 5:08 a.m.



With Cecilia H.

Nov. 18, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (BST)

Free

The Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in relation to ...


Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on Oct. 1, 2018, 4:52 a.m.



With Cecilia H.

Oct. 21, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (BST)

Free

The Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in relation to ...


Death Cafe write up: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on Aug. 14, 2018, 7:19 a.m.

There were six of us round the table at this, the second meeting of the Colliers Wood Death Cafe.  Some of us had been to a Death Cafe before, and as we introduced ourselves themes around looking death in the face, in order to live more fully and perhaps more meaningfully, quickly began to emerge.  
 
Our discussion began with thoughts about putting our affairs in order - both at a practical, or logistical level, and emotionally, and different people shared where they felt they were at with the housekeeping aspects of recognising our inherent finitude.  
 
The nature of someone's death was raised as a differentiating factor in terms ...


Death Cafe write up: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on July 15, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

This was the first in a series of Death Cafes we plan to hold in SW19, and was held on the same afternoon as the finals of both the World Cup and Wimbledon.  The cafe was attended by four people, who met together with myself and a co-host.

 

Informative, Insightful, Compassionate, Safe, Relief, and Flexible were words shared by participants in their feedback, to describe the experience of attending.

 

Our conversation touched on several themes around starting to talk about death to those we care about, about what we would ourselves want, and how we might broach the subject.

 

We explored differing views on whether children should be ...



Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on June 24, 2018, 9:43 a.m.



With Cecilia H.

Sept. 9, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (BST)

Free to attend

The Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in relation to ...


Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on June 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.



With Cecilia H.

Aug. 12, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (BST)

Free to attend

The Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in relation to ...


Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on June 21, 2018, 2:58 a.m.



With Cecilia H.

July 15, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (BST)

Free to attend

The Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in relation to ...




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