Shining Light on Death, a one-day seminar for the caring professions and anyone interested was planned to create a greater understanding of the spiritual aspects of dying, death and bereavement.
Guest speakers were Dr Peter Fenwick, a neuropsychiatrist, Ann Yeomans, a Soul Midwife, and Sister Jayanti, European Head of the Brahma Kumaris.
Dr Sarah Eagger, MC, explained that ‘…death is clearly something we all have in common. It is absolutely part of the cycle of life and yet we are quite afraid and have anxiety about dying. Most of us don’t know when and how we are going to die. So what role does death play in our lives and how do we feel about it? Maybe it is going to be painful. We also observe the grief of those left behind. It is clear how we have taken death out of our lives and we are a death-denying society. We wish to take the sting out of this and today we are going to look at how we can make it more acceptable and a part of life.’
Shining Light on Death – Part 2 – ‘The role of a friend – care, compassion and companion.’ Ann Yeomans