“How we live, how we die – connecting our elements”
The Harmony in Living and Dying Approach – HILDA is an innovative project supported by a generous Emergence Foundation grant and by the College of Medicine, The 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”.
Join us at our latest workshop for a meaningful exploration of the process of dying referring to modern science, Ayurveda, Shakespeare and meditation, with a chance to discuss your own experiences.
While modern science details the process of death and the prognosis of particular diseases, it still comes as enormous shock to be told ‘you have so many months to live’.
In this workshop, we will approach harmony in living and dying by:
– listening to an extract from a Shakespeare play, recited by Mrs Carolyn Paton. Shakespeare talks a lot in his plays about death and about types of people based on the four humours: sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic and melancholic
– exploring Nature’s elements and human types according to Ayurveda which can help us understand the process of dying. We will offer practical tips for end-of-life care and support during the grief period: herbs, essential oils and sounds
– taking part in a guided meditation and visualisation exercise to bring a sense of calmness, clarity and harmony
– holding discussions in breakout rooms.
Come to share your experiences or simply listen.