Talking To The Stranger Pt 1 Nov 2022

Talking to the Stranger: Death as a Natural and Normal Part of Life: Part One – A Necessary Conversation

NB to see details of PART 2:
The Practicalities
on 21st Nov CLICK HERE

A Talk with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot

About this event

Date and time: Thursday 15 September 2022: 13:00 – 15:00 BST

Location: Online 

Cost: PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: 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.  

Book Your Place For the Live Talk Here From £1-£20

If you cannot attend in person, then you can pre-purchase the recording which will be sent to you after the event
Pre Purchase The Recording Of The Talk Now at £10

If you cannot attend in person, then you can pre-purchase the recording which will be sent to you after the event
Pre Purchase The Recording Of The Talk Now at £10

Talking to the Stranger: Death as a Natural and Normal Part of Life

The longer we live, the more we realise that death is an ever-present part of life. Yet, many of us are strangers to death – uncomfortable, if not actually afraid of its presence and approach. We avoid the subject and think of death as a mechanical failure which needs to be banished to hospitals and hospices. This strange modern denial leaves us disconnected from death’s simple beauties and unprepared for its inevitable arrival.

Through conversation, exercises and poetry, psychotherapist Juliet Grayson and poet William Ayot will be exploring the emotions we experience around death, visitations of sudden and traumatic death, and the more common experience of a slow ‘negotiated’ death. Join Juliet and William as they seek to make death a more vital part of a rich and soulful life.

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

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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