Day-course in Death Education for Health and Wellbeing with Dr Judith Wester
- Tues 16th February – Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry
- Tues 1st March – Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry
- Thurs, 11th February – Craven Arms Community Centre, Craven Arms
- Thurs, 14th April – Craven Arms Community Centre, Craven Arms
- Tues, 17th May – Craven Arms Community Centre, Craven Arms
All courses run from 10am to 4 pm (arrival: 9:45)
Cost: Qube courses: £120 (refreshments only)
Craven Arms courses: £125 (inclusive of refreshments and lunch)
What is Death Education?
Death Education is essential for anyone who needs to communicate confidently and effectively with someone before or after a death or loss. Whether the person is a child, adult or elderly, CEDAR will teach you how to make difficult conversations easy, compassionate and meaningful.
CEDAR will expand your knowledge of death, dying and loss. This course is suitable for anyone, but will be of particular benefit to those dealing regularly with a grief situation in a professional setting such as adult carers, health care workers, GPs, nurses, public sector workers (police, fire & ambulance), legal professionals (magistrates, barristers, solicitors),teachers and counsellors, veterinary sector workers, community workers and funeral workers.
Dr Wester’s course is a highly interactive course with visual aids and group participation. Her enthusiasm for this topic is both effective and contagious. The topics covered in the course include:
- What is death?
- Why talking about death is important
- Notions of time and why it matters to the bereaved
- How parents grieve and how children grieve
- Social and cultural aspects of death & loss
- The social history of death and why they matter today
- Myths about death and how they influence our responses to death
- Different experiences of grief
- Understanding weeping and crying
- Some helpful tips and guidance
About Dr Judith Wester
Dr Wester is one of the leading UK experts and academic authorities in the field of Death Studies and Death Education. Her life passion is to transfer contemporary research on death, dying and bereavement into a language that everyone can understand.
Dr Wester has taught at both university and community levels. She believes that everyone, whatever their age, can benefit from death education. Dr Wester has worked in home-care hospice, as an HIV hot-line crisis counsellor, and continues her work with LGBT Safe-Ageing-No-Discrimination developing Death Studies programmes in higher education. She created the unique CEDAR Life Lessons programme for young people.
For Oswestry classes call QUBE on 01691 656882
To book the Craven Arms classes go to: CEDAR Education Eventbrite
All Classes include refreshments, a course workbook, certificate and Good Grief Leaf friendship pin.
If you have any question about the course and suitability for your needs, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.