New Park Community Centre, New Park Road, CHICHESTER PO19 7XY
"Coming back to yourself"
How is it that we wander so far away from home, from ourselves? When we forget who we are, we feel disconnected without knowing why, aware of a sense of loss but knowing that there is more to us than this. Coming Home workshops last for the whole day, and include discussion, creative exploration and deep thinking to explore how we get lost, and how we become homesick for ourselves. We will look at ways to Come Home, what is it to Be Home and centred in ourselves, and how, eventually, we prepare to Go Home when we face, as we all will do, the end of our lives.
We will work hard together in the morning, and explore creatively with Life Boards in the afternoon. Life Boards are a wonderful way to create a representation of how you are feeling right now, which you keep to remind you of the day.
Places are limited to eight people per workshop, and cost £50 per person.
To book please email Antonia on firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment is required to secure your place.
Please bring a packed lunch, and teas, coffees and biscuits are all provided.
Arrive 9.30 for a 10.00 start.
Antonia Rolls has worked with people facing the end of life for the last ten years, both as an artist and a soul midwife. A soul midwife is an emotional and spiritual companion for anyone facing the end of life, at any time from diagnosis to death, for however many minutes, hours or days are requested. Working with people facing the end of life has made Antonia see how important it is to live our lives fully now, right now, and with awareness, before we have to prepare to leave. Life, your life, is so important and learning to live it fully is a life long commitment. Wishing you had understood more as you are preparing to leave life happens all too often. Antonia's Coming Home workshop days are intended to start your awareness that you have much more power in your life than you think.
"This is a truly special workshop. All of us who attended the last one want to book again in six months' time to see how we have progressed. Highly recommended."
"As we meander our way through life, most of us get so caught up in the chaos of living and the routine of our daily lives, we actually forget who we truly are, and in so doing forget our true potential. This workshop is empowering and relevant."
"It was the most amazing day of Antonia’s wise words, the sharing of so many of our experiences and the departing and feeling that I have been let into the secret of how to live a happier, more contented life. ❤️"
"Antonia has a knack of making you feel special. The lovely Waltham House building (what a beautifully designed toilet enclosure!) we met in was draped (some literally) in her personal touches which transform a space. I personally enjoyed the day and it gave me room to think about where perhaps I want to move towards and what's important to me. I particularly liked a visualisation & getting sticky with collage and colour - the result sits next to my bed as a reminder of the Essence of Me (Don't stray too far from it Deb!). This time for me was a prodding, but, it was also a chance to see some other participants have a 'Life Change' moment, which was quite special. Thanks for the chance to have some gentle reflection & guidance, in a busy world."
Held at Waltham House Studio, Town Cross Avenue, Bognor Regis PO21 2DS
2pm to 4pm, entrance £5 on the door
In between our living and dying are the quiet spaces. In this workshop, we talk together about what it means to live and what it means to die. What we fear in death, we fear in life too - and what we think of our lives has influence on the way we die. A good way to begin to think things through is to talk together about them.
Direct Sweet Venues ticket links can be found on the link below -
Simply scroll down to A Graceful Dying title, click on it, and the address bar will show the link that goes directly to theshow
A talk on Soul Midwifery at the Worthing Dowsers Spectrum group at the Quaker Meeting House in Worthing. Wednesday 24 February 2016 from 7.30 - 9.00pm. Email email@example.com for more details.
During the morning, presentations will be made by Peninsula Community Health, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Cornwall Hospice Care, with a GP and social care perspective highlighted too. The focus of these discussions will be good practice and the challenges faced in Cornwall’s current end-of-life system.
In the afternoon examples of out-of-county end-of-life care and the soul midwifery movement will be presented. This will be followed by workshops to discuss what constitutes best practice for the patient and their family and/or friends as carers, and how joined up pathways of care should work.
A further Healthwatch Cornwall report will be produced following this event. It will indicate best practice ideals from the professionals viewpoint and include recommendations to NHS Kernow to inform an End-of-Life Charter, which will be based on the main principles agreed by the professionals attending.
The Elephant In the Room aims to promote awareness of End-of-life issues through events, discussions, support and information.
By covering such topics as End-of-Life care, Funeral Planning, Advance Decisions, Wills, Organ Donation etc., we want to help to break through the mystery, fear and confusion and to take away the stress and worry that is so often faced at the end of life, whether it is our own or that of a loved one.
We held our first Elephant In The Room, 4-day event at the end of October in 2014 at the YMCA in Swansea. The event consisted of talks and workshops, exhibitor stands, a musical concert, presentation of the play "Colder Than Here" and Antonia Rolls' art exhibition, "A Graceful Death".