Talking to the Stranger Pt 2 Nov 2022

Talking to the Stranger:

Death as a Natural and Normal Part of Life: Part Two – The Practicalities 21st November at 1-3pm

A Talk with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot
About this event

Date and time: Monday 21st November 2022 13:00 – 15:00 GMT

Location: Online 

Cost: For the live talk, from £1 to £20.  To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee.   The guide price for this event is £20, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training.  Just £1 is enough.  

Pay what you can afford from £1-£20
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Talking to the Stranger:  Death as a Natural and Normal Part of Life Part Two – The Practicalities

In our last talk we discussed the inevitability of death and the ways we fear and avoid it. This tendency to prevaricate extends to the practicalities of death, often leaving us ill-prepared and unready on a host of levels. While death often comes as a surprise there are invariably opportunities to prepare. What conversations would you like to set up? What plans might you have for your passing, or what arrangements might you like to put in place? And, given our modern lives, how might we address complex issues such as resuscitation, living wills and organ donation. 

In this second exploration we discuss the practicalities and necessary forethought that a ‘negotiated death’ can call for in our modern era. Through conversation, exercises and poetry, psychotherapist Juliet Grayson and poet William Ayot will explore the external practicalities, as well as the inner preparations we might like to make as we seek a ‘good death’.

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Juliet Grayson

Juliet Grayson is a psychosexual psychotherapist, coach, teacher, and has worked as a psychotherapist since 1991. She specialises in working with couples and sexual problems, as well as people who are facing a life-limiting diagnosis. As a psychotherapist she is UKCP registered, NLPtCA accredited, COSRT accredited, and PBSP accredited. She has a private practice in South Wales (UK) and on Zoom. Juliet designed and runs (alongside her team) a twelve day programme, in six modules each of two days. This teaches therapists, counsellors, psychologists, coaches, and health professionals how to work with couples and relationship issues. This course is approved by COSRT for CPD.

They also run courses for therapists on Creative Writing in the Therapeutic Encounter, Storytelling for Healing and Change, Anger Rage and Relationship, Working With Shame, Polyamory Polygamy and Arranged Marraiges, Therapeutic Work with Men, Boys, & Teens.

Juliet herself runs Deep Dive Therapuetic Workshops using Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy. John Wilson said about these ” I would personally highly recommend this experience, I have been on 3 residentials now and found them all deeply helpful!” John Wilson Trainer, Psychotherapist & co-founder of Online Events

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William Ayot

William Ayot is an award-winning poet, author, teacher and ritualist. Over three decades, he has organized, hosted, facilitated and led, men’s and mixed personal development events and rites of passage, working in rehab, correctional, personal development and organizational contexts. He uses poetry and the arts to teach leadership in boardrooms and business schools around the world, currently teaching on the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. William also designs and leads bespoke rituals for individuals and groups in his purpose-built ritual garden in Monmouthshire, Wales. Writing includes the play, Bengal Lancer, three collections of poetry, and a prose book on ritual. He is currently writing a book for and about men in a time of epochal change.

William leads personal tailor-made rituals for people in South Wales, UK. He is available for one-to-one coaching online.

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