Death Cafe write-ups
Thanks to everyone that came to the Ibiza Death Cafe event last week! The busiest session yet! Great to meet more new like-minded people! Thanks also goes to Es Galliner in San Josep for a warm reception. Until next time!
good date, good day!
This morning we hosted our 3rd Death Cafe at Roseneath Community Room in Clifton Hill Melbourne .There were 7 of us, all women and the conversation was free flowing and informative with everyone contributing and holding space for each other. Today we went global and made interesting connections and links to climate change, capitalism and the death of systems as we know them .
Thanks to all who attended and connected .
Hello Death Positive People!
Thank you to those who came to the November 13th Death Café – Hillsborough (DC-H) which included two new people adding to this Death Café’s conversations. Fantastic food too, folks – thank you! Information about the next DC-H, plus others in our area, is below. Hint: we’re skipping December due to the numerous holidays. First, a summary of key points we discussed, including links for your further exploration.
Whether they brought it with them or not, everyone shared an item(s) from a loved one and a meaningful story behind the object(s). Feedback on this idea was positive. Thank you for sharing ...
This meeting was the first since the death of my father and I was a bit apprehensive that I would find it rather overwhelming. Not a bit of it. I was able to talk freely about my feelings and reminisce with my group about the time I attended the Kendal Death Cafe with my father. Whilst the meeting was scheduled to start at 6 pm, people kept arriving and there were more than 20 of us by the end. It was lovely to see some familiar faces and to meet with new people. We divided up into three groups and my group (of 8) were able to chat ...
It was my first time facilitating a Death Cafe and we had a good response.
Firstly I put it out on 3 community social pages on FB and my own personal page on FB. I was quite surprised by the amount of interest. There were more people who thought it was a good idea and needed than those who thought it was morbid.
'There were 9 people present. (3 last minute cancellations and 2 no shows)
It was a diverse group and there were some very interesting stories shared. There was compassion and support freely offered.
I’m looking forward to hosting another one in the New Year ...
Twelve people from different walks of life find common ground talking about death.
Death Cafe Orlando conversation ranges from the paranormal to the deeply personal.
So, first I confess that I never got round to writing up the Death Caf of 25 March and I seem not to have posted the one we just held on 11 November 2019 at Cletwr Cafe. I promise to try and do better in future!
So for the most recent cafe, we had 8 people turn up, all completely new to the idea. Four were happy to complete evaluations.
Overall rating for the event was 5/5. And people commented: Really informative and excellent energy; very welcoming; very interesting; really thought provoking and interesting discussion.
Would you say that attending this event affected your feelings about death ...
We met at another new venue for our 9th Death Cafe, at this venue we were able to occupy a room to ourselves, although that did not achieve a quieter space as comments were made to it being a bit airless and echoed. We were 15 in number including 2 of us hosting the café. There were 5 people who had not joined us before.
We started with introductions and how people were feeling at that time about life and or death.
One person had recently experienced the death of a partner and shared her feelings of lack of support and the difficulty she experienced with the ...
6 of us met for the September meeting of the CWDC together with a lemon and blackcurrant sponge! 3 of us had attended a Death Café before. We began by asking ourselves where we are with death and dying, grief and loss…
Themes to emerge from our discussion:
Rituals – and the containment they can offer. The Catholic traditions observed in Goa, India and the Maori tradition in New Zealand. The gender split that remains strong in both traditions with men and women occupying different domains.
Our loss of the external markers of grief and mourning – the argument for re-introducing something akin to the armband – might a ‘mood badge ...
6 of us met for the October meeting of the CWDC to which we welcomed along 2 newcomers both of whom were attending a Death Cafe for the first time. We introduced ourselves and reflected on where we are with the subjects of death and dying whilst sharing a zingy lemon drizzle cake inspired by Mary Berry.
Themes to emerge from our discussion:
The unspeakable quality and seemingly unacceptable nature of grief and bereavement. How difficult it is to find meaningful compassionate responses in the face of bereavement. People’s awkwardness and not knowing how to speak to those who are grieving. The shaming responses that can result ...
Last 5th November we celebrated the 13th Death Cafe in Zarautz. 12 people took part in it: 11 women and one man. We talked about the following issues:
Adults are afraid to talk about illness and death to children and they hide these to them. Is it necessary to educate them in these matters and is it even healthy to cry before them?
·In the pass (50 years ago, more or less) there was the custom of going to see dead people in our country.
·Religion gives hope to people. Those who live out of religion don’t have this support.
·Two women had the experience to accompany ...
This was my first Death Cafe and the first one in Pt Townsend, that I'm aware of!!
10 women showed up and we talked. The conversation tended more toward practical stuff around death than feelings....but that's where it went this time. Everyone is excited to have a Death Cafe to go to and want to do it monthly!