The Harmony in Living and Dying Approach – HILDA

25 March

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Beauty is truth, truth Beauty - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” John Keats wrote in his ‘Ode on a Grecian urn’.

Join us for more on Beauty and the end of life, seen through the positive prism of Harmony.

The Harmony in Living and Dying Approach – HILDA is an innovative project supported by a generous Emergence Foundation grant and by the College of MedicineThe Harmony Project and Woking and Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care. HILDA is originally inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales’s work published in his book: "Harmony: a new way of looking at our world".

HILDA considers how Nature’s principles of Harmony (cycles, interconnectedness, diversity, adaptation, beauty, oneness, love) can

  • prepare people better for various aspects of end-of-life care and
  • inspire people to live fully in the here and now

When? Thursday 25 March, 7-8:30pm GMT

Where? online via zoom

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How much? Free

What? Short presentations followed by in-depth discussions in breakout rooms.

Dr Michael Dixon, Chairman of the College of Medicine and medical advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales, will give an introduction followed by Mr Tim Stokes, our hospice chairman.

Dr Eleni Tsiompanou, the HILDA project lead, will start the conversation on Beauty and Living and Dying, drawing from her living experience with dying patients and their families and her research on ancient wisdom, Hippocrates and Ayurveda.

Toral Shah is a nutritional scientist (MSc Nutr Med), founder of the Urban Kitchen, health and food writer, as well as cancer patient and survivor. She will present a dish that is nutritious, delicious, easy to prepare and beautiful.

There will be plenty of time for discussion in breakout rooms. Come and share your experiences.