thinking differently

My Day of the Death Education (Part One)

I’m a freelance writer, and met Judith Wester when we both attended a seminar on business development. We got talking, and she invited me to her class: Talking about Death & Loss in Healthy Ways – the first of its kind to be held in Wolverhampton. Since death is something that affects us all, I thought it would be useful to brush up my knowledge of how it is seen in different cultures. After all, my clients come from all…

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What’s the best way to face death?

Author Kevin Toolis on the Irish way of death – “They were cradling this man into death”. An uplifting and thought-proving video on the meaning and support that community can brin What's the best way to face death? What's the best way to face death? Author Kevin Toolis discusses the lessons we can learn from Ireland. Posted by BBC on Tuesday, 1 May 2018

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Father and Daughter

This is a  Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok de Wit. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2001. A father says goodbye to his young daughter. Time passes and the daughter moves through life age by age, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father.

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Indestructable Cat

ARE YOU INDESTRUCTIBLE? – Why having a Will is important

BY ALEX BAIRD Superstition I have to admit that I was rather surprised … the lady had glanced at my business card and then with a visible shudder, insisted that I take it back. She wouldn’t even touch it. “I’m very superstitious,” she explained. It was not a reaction that I had come across before. Of course, Wills and estate planning were not ideal topics for a chance meeting, but to be fair, she had asked me what I did…

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Tattoo of youth participant

Normalising Death, means overcoming our fears to discuss it.

They say that one of the best ways to overcome a fear of something is to face the thing you fear most. This can be scary, but not impossible to do when it comes to learning to travel by airplane when you are afraid of flying; or getting in an elevator when you are afraid of small spaces; or standing on a bridge over a gully when you are afraid of heights. But what if that fear is of death?…

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Why the only future worth building includes everyone

Whether or not you follow a particular belief or have no belief, moral values in an age of anxiety will always be of benefit if you want your community to thrive. At CEDAR we strive to remain neutral in our teaching and understanding of death, dying and loss. This becomes particularly important in light of the 22 May 2017 bombing at the end of the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Below is a special message from Pope Francis as he addresses…

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Katy’s Blog #11 – CEDAR CIC delivers research findings at Centre for Death & Society Conference 2015

Overall the conference was a great display of how the topic of death is an ever increasing subject of study, debate and research worldwide for professionals in numerous fields of study, whether it be medicine, sociology, anthropology, or psychology, and will continue to be a matter which undoubtedly sees professionals agreeing that death should be a topic which needs to be talked about.

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Katy’s Blog #10: Further Life Lessons for the Youth Health Champions

  The CEDAR CIC held another of its now popular ‘Life Lessons’ workshop, this time at the Grange Youth Centre, Shrewsbury. The participants were from the Young Health Champions NHS programme.  There were 6 young  participants from the programme and a volunteer who attended a previous session and wanted to get more involved in helping out.   This Life Lessons workshop had the youngest participants to date, ranging from age 10 up to 24. The Life Lessons this time round involved…

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CEDAR CIC Luncheon with the NHS, The Grange School, And Young Health Champions team

             Recently CEDAR CIC hosted a luncheon and invited along previous attendees of one of the Life lessons workshops. These were students from The Grange high school in Shrewsbury, together with representatives from The Youth Health Champion programme that have been working with and supporting CEDAR Life lessons.    Also CEDAR had the honour of a special guest Mr Giles Wilmore who is Director for Patient & Public Voice & Information, NHS England. The luncheon was a chance for Mr…

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CEDAR  Education  is  dedicated  to  teaching everyone  how  to  understand,  accept  and  respond to  death,  dying  and  loss  in  healthy  and appropriate  ways  with  clients,  patients,  students, and  in  personal  relationships.

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