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Dying for Life Festival: Ideas on Death and Dying
Sat 13 May 2017, 16:45 – 18:00 BST
Ideas on death and dying
Why do people not want to confront death and dying? What defence mechanisms do we have for avoidance? What attitudes can we take to death and dying to alleviate our fears and anxieties and help us to live more meaningfully? What do psychologists, therapists and philosophers have to say on the subject? While there will be some short presentations in this session there will be plenty of opportunities for you to contribute to the discussions.
* Dr. Ros Taylor MBE,Clinical Director of Hospice UK
* John Pollard, counsellor, will talk about philosophy and death, including how acceptance of death can lead to a more authentic life
* Ian Morris, retired hospital chaplain, will give examples of the experiences of bereavement in people in a range of cultures and religious traditions, drawing out how much they have in common.
Chaired by Johnnie Moore
This session does not offer bereavement support or counselling.