Shining Light on Death – Online Event (PART 1)
In the presence of someone who is nearing the end of their life, not knowing what to say or do can be daunting, frightening or even embarrassing. There is a natural concern about not wanting to offend or cause pain by saying the ‘wrong’ thing. But being with someone who is dying can also be experienced as the greatest privilege of all. Perhaps we should think less about what to say or do and more about how to practise the particular qualities of being gracefully present and respectful. It may be that just by ‘holding the space’ we’re doing enough, and the basic requirement for that is the capacity to be compassionately human- the greatest enabler of all.
Saturday 25th July 2020 5pm – 6.30pm BST
Speakers in conversation
Saturday 1st August 5pm – 6.30pm BST
Join Zoom Meeting : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241243912?pwd=NVIwLzllSm03SkVIdjhjVWpIU2ZJdz09
Meeting ID: 872 4124 3912 Password: Caring
Download Event Flyer
To watch the video of this event – please click here
Rev. Mike Gartland is an analytic psychotherapist who leads an NHS multi faith chaplaincy team in West Yorkshire. He has wide involvement in interfaith dialogue and in leading contemplative retreats.
Dr Sarah Eagger is Chair of the Janki Foundation. She worked for 30 years in the NHS as a consultant psychiatrist. Sarah is past chair of the Spirituality Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum and the British Holistic Medical Association. She is also a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.
Hosted by: The Janki Foundation and Bradford Inner Space.