Death Cafe profile for Jacqui


Location: Australia

https://www.endoflifetransitions.com.au/

About Jacqui:

Jacqui Wiliams is an End of Life Doula, Public Speaker & Funeral Celebrant who is passionate about encouraging conversations about death and dying with the aim to liberate communities to purposefully prepare for end of life. 


What brings you to Death Cafe?

Most Australians consider talking about death and dying as important however many don't actively think, talk or prepare for death. Ironically, we plan for other life events: births, weddings, buying a house; a car, taking a holiday - yet many don't plan for dying and death. An event that wil affect 100% of us. So Death Cafes provide an avenue for open, interesting discussions that can benefit the well, the dying and the bereaved. 

 


What would you like your legacy to be?

That talking about death and dying becomes a natural intrinsic part of our everyday life.  


Thoughts for sharing:

You matter because you are you; 

And you matter to the last moment of your life.

We will do al we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die. 

Dame Cicely Sanders 


Contact Jacqui



Jacqui's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe write up: Virtual Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 6:26 a.m.

Another energetic, enthusiastic, curious international group some who have attended my DC before and others new. They openly shared their experiences, questions and were so authentic in opening up about the topic many are 'scared' or adverse to talk about...death...dying. It was a wonderful one and a half hours . We shared information and stories about 

  • "being present' that dying and death is not all terrible, it can be profoundly beautiful ("the beautiful and terrible") 
  • demystifying death and dying and normalising it
  • conversation starter tools
  • that a life-limiting condition can give us an opportunity to discuss and plan our wishes, our funerals and better prepare our loved ...


Death Cafe write up: Virtual Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 6:13 a.m.

Another international group of wonderful people who shared their experiences so openly. I am always inspired to facilitate these events because we all share and learn so much! At this event look at what we covered in 1.5 hrs!!!!! Amazing !!! 

Afterlife Discussions (YouTube)

Netflix - Surviving Death

What happens after we die (Sarah Kerr)

TED talk - I see dead people : dreams and visions of the dying 

Atul Gawande's book and video Being Mortel

The Little Soul in the Sun

Dancing in the Dark book 

The Nurmber one queston about the afterlife and reincarnation - Suzanne Giesemann

COVID-19 and rejoicing when people's health turns positive 

The Bottom Drawer ...



Death Cafe write up: Virtual Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 6:05 a.m.

Small international group but always interesting people attending this Death Cafe ... some of the topics discussed

related to conversation starters to engage those we love in having these important conversations. And thinking of

them as "important" conversations rather than labelling them "difficult conversations".

We spoke of funeral rituals and their importance and a funky bluetooth item called ModURN; mentioning The Kindnes

Pandemic on Facebook - engaging in positive stories; sharing with families about what is important with a special

mention of Christmas time and how to have the Xmas you always wanted; and sharing fondest memories (the 'gifts'

of love) and how one lovely lady had young children and ...



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:55 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Dec. 14, 2021, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:53 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Nov. 11, 2021, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:51 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Oct. 12, 2021, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:48 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Sept. 9, 2021, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:46 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Aug. 10, 2021, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:43 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

July 8, 2021, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:41 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

June 8, 2021, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on May 4, 2021, 5:23 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

May 13, 2021, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

A refreshing and relaxed way of connecting -  Jacqui is passionate about engaging communities across the globe to encourage connection and comfortable conversations about death. 



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on Feb. 1, 2021, 11:33 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

April 13, 2021, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Join this virtual Death Cafe from anywhere in the world! 



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on Feb. 1, 2021, 11:29 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

March 11, 2021, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Join this virtual event from anywhere around the world!



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe ~ by the bay Brisbane

Posted by Jacqui on Feb. 1, 2021, 11:23 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Feb. 9, 2021, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Join this virtual event from anywhere in the world! And share your comments, experiences, questions and thoughts about anything and everything related to death and dying. 



Death Cafe write up: Virtual Death Cafe Brisbane & Redlands

Posted by Jacqui on Dec. 12, 2020, 12:32 a.m. 1 comment

Sept 2020

11 attendees from across Australia and internationally. Great discussions around demystifying death, the importance of increasing our community's death literacy; learning the art of celebrating life and that death is part of life. And an interesting two new themes - one on death related to domestic violence and the importance of counsellors being comfortable to talk about death; and also how to education financial planners who engage with persons who have been just diagnosed with a life limiting condition; or are nearing end of life and have a terminal diagnosis - and better understanding the range of emotions and choices that may influence how people save/spend ...



Death Cafe write up: Virtual Death Cafe Brisbane & Redlands

Posted by Jacqui on Dec. 12, 2020, 12:24 a.m. 1 comment

November 2020

A small intimate group of 6 of us - connecting virtually across 2 states of Australia. No international attendees this time. We spoke about euphemisms and that a few of us believed that using the words that the bereaved person was most comfortable about was 'good enough' with one example of how a family had told me (as their Funeral Celebrant) to please not use the word "died" but instead "passed away" in one section of the ceremony. They felt it was 'softer' and less raw for them. We had attendees who were pastoral care, support worker residential aged care, End of Life Doulas, pall care volunteers ...



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe Brisbane & Redlands

Posted by Jacqui on Nov. 6, 2020, 7:39 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Nov. 14, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Virtual - Brisbane, Queensland Australia time. 



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe Brisbane & Redlands

Posted by Jacqui on June 23, 2020, 6:22 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Sept. 12, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated many Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane including Bayside (Redlands area), Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment ...



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe Brisbane & Redlands

Posted by Jacqui on June 23, 2020, 6:20 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Aug. 8, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated many Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane including Bayside (Redlands area), Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment ...



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe Brisbane & Redlands

Posted by Jacqui on June 23, 2020, 6:18 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

July 11, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated many Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane including Bayside (Redlands area), Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment ...



Death Cafe: VIRTUAL combined South-East Brisbane & Bayside Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on May 21, 2020, 8:07 a.m.


With Jacqui Williams

June 4, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Accepts donations

Having successfully facilitated many Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane including Bayside (Redlands area), Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment ...



Death Cafe: Virtual Brisbane & Redlands Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Jan. 12, 2020, 7:32 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Dec. 12, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated many face to face and virtual Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane in 2019 & 2020, Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with not just the local Brisbane ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Jan. 12, 2020, 7:32 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Oct. 8, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated 6 Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane in 2019, Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment to build ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Jan. 12, 2020, 7:32 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Aug. 6, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated 6 Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane in 2019, Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment to build ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Jan. 12, 2020, 7:20 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Feb. 6, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated 6 Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane in 2019, Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment to build ...



Death Cafe: Bayside Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Jan. 12, 2020, 7:11 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Oct. 1, 2020, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe held bi-monthly in Holland Park, Jacqui hopes to now  engage with her local Redland's community 



Death Cafe: Bayside Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Jan. 12, 2020, 7:11 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Aug. 13, 2020, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe held bi-monthly in Holland Park, Jacqui hopes to now  engage with her local Redland's community 



Death Cafe: Bayside Death Cafe Victoria Point

Posted by Jacqui on Jan. 12, 2020, 7:06 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Feb. 20, 2020, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Having successfully facilitated the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe held bi-monthly in Holland Park, Jacqui hopes to now  engage with her local Redland's community 



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Nov. 25, 2019, 3:05 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Dec. 1, 2019, 11.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

As part of this years Good Life Good Death Expo - I will be facilitating a mini-Death Cafe to provide an intro into these wonderful community events. Bring your coffee/tea ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Sept. 14, 2019, 1:35 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Dec. 12, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Inspired by attending other Death Cafes around the world, Jacqui is passionate about hosting and facilitating the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe - encouraging open and relaxed conversations about death and dying ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Sept. 14, 2019, 1:28 a.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Oct. 10, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Inspired by attending other Death Cafes around the world, Jacqui is passionate about hosting and facilitating the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe - encouraging open and relaxed conversations about death and dying ...



Death Cafe write up: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on Aug. 7, 2019, 12:11 a.m.


On our national Dying2Know Day we had a total of 11 attend our August South-East Brisbane Death Cafe (8/8/19) . Once again it was a very diverse group of both curious and interested people wanting to talk about all things death and dying... The feedback from participants continues to be positive as we strive to deliver a Death Cafe that would make founder (the late) Jon Underwood proud of. So what did we talk about? 

- advance care planning and family discussions (exploring with not just ageing parents but also with our adult children as we age)

- DonateLife - organ and tissue transplantation and donation of our bodies to ...



Death Cafe write up: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on June 18, 2019, 7:20 a.m. 1 comment

Ten wonderfully diverse people met up on 13th June on a crisp cool Brisbane evening night... a mixture of ages, genders, interests and life experiences - which blended so well and left people enthused to continue talking about how death and dying are part of life; and how it has affected their lives. How we all need to talk about it. Plan proactively for it. And learn from it. 

As always the topics were wide ranging and included discussions about unexpected and expected deaths and their profound impact upon our lives. Death when young... death when older. The impact of grief and loss not only for the dying person ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on April 14, 2019, 9:43 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Dec. 12, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Inspired by attending other Death Cafes around the world, Jacqui is passionate about hosting and facilitating the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe - encouraging open and relaxed conversations about death and dying ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on April 14, 2019, 9:26 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Oct. 10, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Inspired by attending other Death Cafes around the world, Jacqui is passionate about hosting and facilitating the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe - encouraging open and relaxed conversations about death and dying ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on April 14, 2019, 9:16 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

Aug. 8, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

Inspired by attending other Death Cafes around the world, Jacqui is passionate about hosting and facilitating the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe - encouraging open and relaxed conversations about death and dying ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on April 14, 2019, 8:58 p.m.



With Jacqui Williams

June 13, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia )

Free

Inspired by attending other Death Cafes across the world, Jacqui is passionate about hosting and facilitating the South-East Brisbane Death Cafe, encouraging open and relaxed conversations about death and dying ...



Death Cafe write up: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on April 14, 2019, 8:32 p.m.


It was with a mixture of excitement and a few nerves that I - with some like-minded friends - launched into our first South-East Brisbane Death Cafe last week (12 April 2019)...

With a wonderful eclectic group of people - of all ages - we met over a cuppa and light refreshments and talked about such a rich variety of death and dying topics and experiences.

Topics included : 

- facing one's own / questioning one's own mortality

- importance of advance care planning documents and conversations and the positive impact that can be made

- place of death and importance of supporting dying at home

- dying on your own terms; acknowledging that not every ...



Death Cafe: South-East Brisbane Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on March 7, 2019, 1:20 a.m.



With Jacqui, Ruth, Kirsti and Sue

April 12, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Free

We are enthusiastic to engage with members of our local community in conversation, coffee and cake! 





Contact Jacqui

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