DEATH MATTERS 2019

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What

DEATH MATTERS

A Day of Exploration & Discovery

When

September 14th, 2019

10am - 4:30pm

Where

Tūranga

Central Library

1st Floor - TSB Place

60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch

Contact Us

To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch

© 2019 DEATH MATTERS

Programme

When death is denied, life loses its depth —ECKHART TOLLE

10:10

Registration Opens

10:30

Welcome & Morning Plenary Session
A Māori Perspective on Death and Tangi,
with Mairehe Louise Tankersley
How We Die,
with Dr. Kate Grundy
'I'm Not Afraid To Die' Changed Orientations to Death After an NDE (Near Death Experience),
with Dr. Nicole Lindsay
Resilience Strategies for Tough Times,
with Ciaran Fox

11:45

Coffee Break - 15 minutes

Midday

Workshops - Please Choose One

workshops are 40 minutes duration

Palliative Care Q&A
Following on from Dr. Grundy's presentation, this is a rare opportunity to ask questions and dive deeper into her specialty subjects
 
Facilitator:
Dr. Kate Grundy
Location:
TSB Space
(please stay in the main function room)
Max: 80
Q&A
on NDEs
A chance to ask Dr. Lindsay questions after her presentation on Near Death Experiences and explore her research further.
Facilitator:
Dr. Nicole Lindsay
Location:
Spark Place (downstairs on ground floor)
Max: 50
Advanced Care Planning -
Why & How
 
An empowering process with an experienced Management Coach Sue Dwan guiding you through your own advanced care plan.
Facilitator:
Sue Dwan
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20
Rainbow Jars, Creative Grief Workshop
 
Make your own memory jar (yours to keep). A guided process to help you connect with a loved one in a symbolic way. [no art skills needed, all materials provided]
Facilitators:
Tanya Tunnicliffe
& Nilguen Kulpe
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20
Coffin Club Experience
 
Join in decorating a wooden coffin  while learning firsthand from the Founder of the Christchurch Coffin Club about the group's origin and purpose
Facilitator:
Donna Sutherland
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20
Navigating Grief with Intentional Creativity©
Intentional Creativity Facilitator Rosie will guide you through a heart-centred painting process [no art skills needed]. Materials provided
 
Facilitator:
Rosie Mac
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20

12:45

Lunch - 45 minutes

01:30

Welcome Back & Afternoon Plenary Session
Sound Bath Experience
with Eva Mason
Understanding & Preventing Suicide
with Michael Hempseed
Bringing Death Back Home,
with Sarah Carberry
When Death Whispers, What Do We Hear?with Deborah Hercock

02:30

Coffee Break - 10 minutes

02:40

Workshops - Please Choose One

workshops are 40 minutes duration

Death Cafe
 
Hosted group-led conversations on death related subjects
Facilitators:
Melanie Mayell &
Sarah Carberry
Location:
TSB Space
(please stay in the main function room)
Max: 80
Understanding Suicide Q&A
A chance to ask questions after Michael's presentation and explore this  sensitive subject further in a safe environment.
Facilitator:
Michael Hempseed
Location:
Spark Place downstairs on ground floor
Max: 50
Navigating Grief with Intentional Creativity©
Intentional Creativity Facilitator Rosie will guide you through a heart-centred painting process [no art skills needed]. Materials provided
 
Facilitator:
Rosie Mac
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20
Advanced Care Planning -
Why & How
An empowering process with an experienced Management Coach Sue Dwan guiding you through your own advanced care plan.
 
Facilitator:
Sue Dwan
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20
Rainbow Jars, Creative Grief Workshop
 
Make your own memory jar (yours to keep). A guided process to help you connect with a loved one in a symbolic way. [no art skills needed, all materials provided]
Facilitators:
Tanya Tunnicliffe
& Nilguen Kulpe
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20
Coffin Club
Experience
 
Join in decorating a wooden coffin  while learning firsthand from the Founder of the Christchurch Coffin Club about the group's origin and purpose
 
Facilitator:
Donna Sutherland
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20

03:20

10 minute break
please regroup in main theatre for final presentation

03:30

Plenary session
Hosted Discussion Panel exploring Death Matters

04:15

Closing Ceremony

04:30

End of Programme
There is no end. There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life 
—FEDERICO FELLINI
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