Five Things I've learned from 50 years of living and working with death and dying and near-death experiences by Dr Deborah Forrest

Dr. Deborah Forrest trained with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and is a pioneer in the field of spirituality and dementia. Her personal experiences with death and dying and grief work began at the age of three years when she attended the funeral of her great-aunt.  It has continued over the decades with the deaths of her parents, two sisters, her husband and multiple aunts and uncles and cousins and dear friends.  

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Five Things I didn't expect when I was told I have a life limiting illness with a short prognosis by Dr Lois Tonkin.

Dr Lois Tonkin is a lecturer, researcher, counsellor, and writer about loss and grief. Her work with grieving people, and with the other professionals who support them, reflects her understanding that grief is not only about our responses when someone dies, but about losing anything that is important to us. It may be our relationship, our dreams of having a child, our hopes and expectations, independence, jobs, home or health.

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Five Things I've learnt about supporting traumatised people after the traumatic loss of almost all of my family by The Fandangoe Kid.

The Fandangoe Kid has used her creative practice to process the enormous traumatic loss of almost all of her family. Having experienced society’s discomfort with talking about death and loss when trying to come to terms with her own bereavement, she seeks to use her practice as a platform for unearthing conversations around the vast and complex subject of grief, something that will affect us all, yet something we are still so ill equipped at handling.

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Five terminal illness perks no one tells you the day you’re diagnosed by Kris Hallenga.

Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23. After finding a lump at 22, living abroad in China for eight months and eventually visiting her doctor three times, Kris was told the news that she had incurable breast cancer. She founded CoppaFeel, the first breast cancer charity in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling the knowledge and tools they need to get to know their bodies.

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