Bereavement

The Wild Edge of Sorrow

by Francis Weller – This book was a real game changer for me I read a lot—anything I could get my hands on—in the aftermath of the death of my son, Tom. But, it was four years later a very dear friend handed me this book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow, by Francis Weller. It opened my heart to the true meaning and relevance of grief as a thing of beauty for all people within our culture and the world.…

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Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief – A brand new CEDAR Workshop with Dr Wester

Do you need to better understand and respond to death and dying while being more inclusive in how you communicate with those who are bereaved? Dr Judith Wester will be teaching two highly praised workshops to help the professional, parent, teacher and adults do just that. These are not-to-be missed opportunities to learn something new about the everyday issues of loss…For more details and how to book go to: Understanding Grief Workshop. We are also running a special workshop on…

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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 Leaves on the Table

Katy’s Blog #6 – Good Grief

‘Good Grief’ the Young Health Champions take it further! After the completion of the initial CEDAR ‘Life Lessons’ workshop, a focus group was created with the Young Health Champion participants to collect their feedback on the programme. They were very positive and the participants were requesting to learn more! So this led to the development of a second level of education that would allow more information to be taught about how to respond to grief and how to help others.…

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H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Having just won the coveted 2014 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction, we thought we should feature Helen MacDonald’s book ‘H is for Hawk’ here. It tells the story of how her father’s death prompted Helen to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer. She discusses how the experience of working with a bird of prey, being in natural surroundings and feeling her soul sore with the bird helped her to gain a new insight into death, grief and loss.…

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A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed Review

Lewis, CS (1961, 2013) A Grief Observed, London: Faber and Faber   CS LEWIS (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics, the Chronicles of Narnia. Nevertheless, CS Lewis was also a devoted husband who married late in life and like many widowers…

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Death Awareness in the Community

Death Awareness in the Community

“On average there is one death every minute in the UK.” This chronicle explains the importance of understanding death at the community level with a focus on the UK. On average there is one death every minute in the UK. This is around 550,000 deaths per year. The impact these deaths may have on a family and community can be immense, especially if a death involves that of a young child or a breadwinner. With the death of a child…

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Good Grief

A Marketing Society Discussion: What happened when Ogilvy Change and Pimp My Cause decided to do a pro bono intervention for CEDAR CIC? As the first of an ongoing series of pro bono interventions in partnership with Pimp My Cause, the #ogilvychange team – led by Rory Sutherland – has been brave enough to tackle one of the greatest possible challenges.

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Dead Line Project

The Dead Line Project

Dr Judith Wester of CEDAR participates in international Dead Line exhibition in Bristol produced by performance artist Jo Bannon. What are the questions that keep you awake at night? What are you afraid to ask about your own mortality? We can’t talk to the dead but we can talk to the living. Dead Line is a live encounter for audiences that creates a space to talk a little more openly about fears, hopes and desires for the living and dying.

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CEDAR  Education
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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