This is one of a series of HILDA events originally inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales’s book ‘Harmony: a new way of looking at our world’. HILDA considers Nature’s principles of Harmony (cycles, interconnectedness, diversity, adaptation, beauty, oneness, love) with science, geometry, meditation, movement, music, poetry, philosophy and stories:
- to prepare people better for various aspects of end-of-life care and
- to inspire people to live fully in the here and now
We will explore two principles of Harmony: Oneness and Love and how they can bring new light and meaning to living and dying.
- What does oneness and love mean for us?
- How to live fully and die gracefully?
- How to cultivate a sense of oneness and real love for each other in end of life care?
- And for carers, how can they get the right kind of support before and after we are gone? If everything is one, then the chain has to be looked after.
For more information and to register for this event please click here.
Dr Eleni Tsiompanou
Eleni is the Palliative Care lead for the College of Medicine, Harmony collaborator on the Harmony Project and, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP). She is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine and has trained in Ayurveda, Hippocratic Tradition and modern Lifestyle Medicine. Since reading HRH The Prince of Wales’ book ‘Harmony: a new way of looking at our world’, Eleni has been inspired to expand the dialogue about the mystery of death to include a wider view of harmony. She invites us to look at living and dying through the prism of harmony, to re-connect science with wisdom and a sense of the sacred.
Mary is the Spiritual Care Lead at Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care supporting patients, families and staff. Her focus is on meeting people where they are, to understand what is important for them which may or may not be held in any religious faith or doctrine. She leads the hospices religious and non-religious annual Light up a Life in Memory Services in December. She is also a Funeral Celebrant caring for and supporting the bereaved in creating and leading their services to celebrate the lives of and say farewell to loved ones.
Dr. Hanna Poikonen
Hanna has developed the WiseMotion method of neuroscience, movement and meditation. She is a neuroscientist and dancer and holds a PhD in the neuroscience of movement, dance and music (Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland). She works at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) in brain research and education focusing on the fields of learning, creativity and embodied cognition. She has educated professionals, such as physiotherapists, medical doctors and psychologists, who work with brain-related illnesses, as well as school and university teachers, dance artists and musicians.