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Have you heard of a Celebration of Life Ceremony?


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Sharon Gordon Celebrant Stourbridge

Did you know that you can have a funeral ceremony at many different venues and not only in a religious building or crematorium? Watch my video and I will tell you more ……

Sharon Gordon Celebrant Stourbridge

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If you would like to discuss anything I have talked about in my video, ask any questions or appoint me to help you to create and officiate a ceremony as your Celebrant, please CONTACT ME here. It will be an honour to help you and I will get back to you quickly.

Awareness, Uncategorized

What is a Celebrant?


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creator of ceremonies to celebrate important life events

It seems that a lot of people don’t know what a Celebrant is. Let me explain. A celebrant creates and officiates important ceremonies that celebrate life events like baby naming, marriage, re-affirmation of vows, welcoming new family members as in adoption or remarriage, and at the end of life a celebration of life ceremony. Which means they have a very important role. If you are wondering how to choose a celebrant watch my video below.

funeral celebrant Stourbridge

I am a dedicated funeral celebrant helping families within a 20 mile radius. Helping families to create a celebration of life ceremony for a loved one. This means that I will work with a family to help them create the ceremony they want. A ceremony to reflect the individuality of the person and to celebrate the life they have lived. Did you know that the type of officiant you is important as choose will affect your ceremony? Take a look at my video where I will explain the different types of officiant and how they approach ceremonies that celebrate important life events.

find out how different types of officiate will affect your ceremony

Sharon Gordon Celebrant Stourbridge

If you would like to talk to me about a funeral ceremony for a loved one please CONTACT ME here or call me on 07722 203636. My fee is £200 inclusive. It will be my privilege to help you.

Awareness

WHAT IS A DEATH CAFE?


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Let’s talk about death and dying!! It’s a taboo subject in our society at the moment. But the aim is to change that. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

the rules

– On a not for profit basis

– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space

– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

– Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!

increasing awareness

The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.

I am taking part in a series of Death Café sessions in Stourbridge, Dudley and Halesowen during ‘Dying Matters’ Week which is a countrywide initiative to open up discussion around all matters relating to the subject of death.   All ages are welcome

Stourbridge Library, Crown Centre Tues 14th May 11am to 1pm

Halesowen Library, in the Shopping Centre Wed 15th May 11am to 1pm

Dudley Library, St James Road Thurs 16th May 2pm to 4pm

I am a Funeral Celebrant based in Stourbridge, working with families and funeral directors around the West Midlands to create Celebration of Life Ceremonies for much loved family members. Contact Me if you would like to find out more

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Talking About Death


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Most of us are not ready to face the fact of our death. We are not be prepared for it. We have pushed thoughts about death to the back of our mind.

Death is not an easy subject.  Our society is not comfortable talking about death and dying.  Death is a fact – we can’t escape from it.  If we are more open about death, will it ultimately lead us to have a better and more fulfilling life? I think so.

Facing up to the certainty of death and the short time that we will live, will surely help us to live that short life more creatively and on purpose.  We may worry less about money and possessions (what use are they to a dead person). Instead think more about living with a purpose and enjoying things that we are now taking for granted.

If you know someone who has been diagnosed with a terminal condition, they may want to talk to you about it and about death, their death.  Will you be prepared?

I would like to sign-post you to Dying Matters a website which offers lots of support and advice around the subject of death and dying.

I hope you find it useful.

Awareness, Help for the Bereaved

It’s Good to Talk


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Overwhelming tiredness and exhaustion

Difficulty concentrating

Change in appetite

Aches and pains

Anxiety attacks

These are just some of the symptoms of grief.

If you are you struggling to deal with the loss of someone you were close to, then you might well benefit from Bereavement Counselling.

We have all lost someone close to us, be it from illness, old age, or an accident.   And loss and grief is also experienced everyday such as when someone leaves home, the loss of a pet or a job, or the end of a relationship. Grieving is a natural process, but some people might need additional specialist help to work through this.

Mason’s Counselling, Therapy and Bereavement Services specialise in bereavement counselling and have supported many individuals going through the bereavement process.  To find out more about the service they offer just follow the link above.