Death Cafe profile for Catherine Shovlin

Location: United Kingdom

About Catherine Shovlin:

I trained as an End of Life doula with Living Well Dying Well and have worked in Skanda Vale Hospice as well as Syrian refugee camps. I also work with trauma release techniques, colour psychology and am training as a zen yoga instructor. 

What brings you to Death Cafe?

My journey in my End of Life doula training showed me that the closer I got to the concept of death, the more I understood my life. I feel this is a critical moment and one we should own and experience in our own way, not as an outsourced medical / legal event. 

What would you like your legacy to be?

A greater number of people reclaiming death and feeling able to discuss it frankly and compassionately, without being thought morbid or depressing. 

Thoughts for sharing:

To the man [person] who is afraid, everything rustles” Sophocles

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Catherine Shovlin's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Death Cafe at the Hill Station London

Posted by Catherine Shovlin on July 3, 2019, 2:36 p.m.

With Catherine Shovlin

July 16, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (BST)


This will be the first Death Cafe I have run, though of course they were discussed often during our training. I am looking forward to a gentle, open conversation about ...

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