1. Please read prior to beginning the talk

    2. Part one: Introduction; poem: Yet Still The Viking; planning for death; the will, a memorandum of wishes, leaving items, preparing a folder, etc.

    3. Part two: A death plan - the details; embalming; funeral plan; a professional plan for therapists and the 3 prongs; poem: To The Gravel Bed.

    4. Part three: Resuscitation - CPR; statistics and facts around CPR; defibrillators.

    5. Part four: Forms to gather; length of life or quality of life; forms: DNAR, RESPECT, ADRT, Advanced Statement, Lasting Power of Attorney.

    6. Part five: Message in a Bottle; poem: Bitter Sweet; terminal diagnosis; quotes; moving from loss to gratitude.

    7. Part six: Poem: A Reminder; ‘thanking, not thinking’; poem: Colorado Aubade; conscious dying; forgive ourselves and be forgiven.

    8. Part seven: Saying goodbye and final conversations; ‘love meeting the impossible in whatever way it can’; death doulas; psychopomps.

    9. Part eight: Contemplate what of this has landed with you? and where are you with making plans around your own death?; comments and questions from participants; choices around death; poem: The Proximity; conclusion.

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    1. Links to future talks and workshops, books, resources. Quotes, poems, and further reading.

    1. Feedback form and certificate

  • £10.00
  • 85 mins
  • Downloadable audio
  • CPD certificate


Juliet Grayson has worked as a psychotherapist since 1991. She specialises in working with couples and sexual problems. As a psychotherapist she is UKCP registered, NLPtCA accredited, COSRT accredited, and a PBSP accredited Trainer.

William Ayot is an award-winning poet, author, teacher and ritualist. Over three decades he has hosted and led, men’s and mixed personal development events and rites of passage. 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 designs and leads bespoke rituals for individuals, and is available for one-to-one coaching online.

Juliet Grayson and William Ayot