I am speaking as part of the Rest Assured series April 8th 2020
French's Forest Bushland Cemetery are hosting a series of talks this Autumn, discussing and considering many of the important aspects of end of life planning and organisation. "Rest Assured" is part of a death literacy initiative to encourage conversations around death and the practicalities of dying, helping the community to regain a strong understanding of how beneficial advance planning for end of life can be. There are six talks in all, taking place from March through to August and specialist speakers have been booked for each of the talks.
I am honoured to be included in the second talk on April 8th Dying to talk – starting the conversation & Grief and Loss. As an End of Life Consultant and Doula who specialises in death literacy, language, and facilitating planning conversations, as well as being a grief and loss specialist psychotherapist, I am very much looking forward to being part of the event.
Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery is an extensive 22 hectare sandstone bushland area, located in the northern region of Sydney and part of the Northern Cemeteries organisation. Located at 1 Hakea Ave, Davidson 2085, there is ample parking and a serene environment. In other words, Gentle Reader, this is the perfect venue for learning more about how to initiate conversations about advance planning as well as talking about what grief and loss look and feel like, and some of the ways we can build resilience in times of grief.
You can hear me speak as part of Rest Assured from 5-7pm on Wednesday April 8th 2020, and you can reserve your spot via Eventbrite. The talks are free to the public, but you do need to book with Eventbrite so the organisers are able to coordinate for numbers. Space is strictly limited so don't miss out. I truly look forward to seeing you there.