Training: Grief Foundations for Funeral Professionals
New dates to be announced. Watch this space or send an email to rosalie @ritualstoday.co.uk and we’ll keep you posted!
Caroline Lloyd (aka The Grief Geek) and I have developed the training ‘Grief foundations for funeral professionals’.
In this training you will learn what grief is and how to support the bereaved. The training offers a mix of theory, interactive discussions and exercises. More information can be found here.
“Unique opportunity to share ideas and experience with other industry professionals.”
“Very engaging, I will definitely apply what I have learned!”
Sunday 10th March 2019, 10.30am, Queen’s Wood (‘Walking Death Cafe’). More information and registration here.
Wednesday 24th April 2019, 7.30pm. The Green Shed, Muswell Hill. More information here.
At a Death Cafe, people drink tea, eat cake and talk about something we all have in common but which is considered to be taboo: our mortality. More information about Death Cafes can be found at the Death Cafe website. I’ve also written a blog about my first Death Cafe experience.
“It was such an uplifting evening. We chatted lightly about our fears, expectations and experiences (or not) of death.”
“Thank you for creating such a safe space for holding the discussion. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and special evening. I really enjoyed listening and learning about other’s opinions and rituals. It all helps to increase the normalisation of death and the dying.”
Table of Life: Remembering
Friday 9th November 2018, 7-10pm. Booking required! More info here or send me an email: email@example.com
Remembrance evening. The evening takes place the day before All Souls’ Day, traditionally a day to honour the dead. The Table of Life provides an intimate setting to remember the people we have lost. People are invited to bring a dish that reminds them of their lost loved one, a picture, and memories. By sharing food and stories we will honour the people who have played an important part in our lives and who are still present in our memories.
“Beautiful intimate gathering in warm, friendly and supportive space.”
Open Day at Willow Row Barrow
This event took place in 2017.
I am excited to talk at the open day at Willow Row Barrow, a part of the Death Awareness Week. I will be talking about personalised, creative and meaningful funeral ceremonies and hopefully inspire people to think out of the box when it comes to their own final farewell. I have also designed a ritual for the day which will help you think about what really matters in your life. I will bring something for kids to do as well.
Willow Row is a beautiful monument for cremation ashes in Cambridgeshire. The site is inspired by prehistoric burial mounds and is a truly magical place. If you have the chance to visit this place, go! It’s a life-defining experience. More information on www.sacredstones.co.uk.
Valentine’s Surprise Blind Date with a Neighbour
This event took place in 2017.
Go on a Valentine’s Surprise Blind Date with a neighbour! Get to know someone from your neighbourhood a bit better, find out what you have in common, buy each other a drink and support a local cafe. There are three slots to choose from: 10-11am, 2-3pm and 8-9pm. All on 14th February 2017.
How does it work?
- Choose a preferred time-slot (10-11am, 2-3pm, or 8-9pm)
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, preferred time-slot and how your blind date will recognise you at the cafe.
- I will randomly match people who sign up for the same slot, will pick a cafe and let you and your blind date know where to meet.
- I will also provide you with a few questions to get the conversation started.
- Meet up with your blind date and let us know how it went!