Dying – a Transition, Letting Go and Finding

Dying – a Transition, Letting Go and Finding

VENUE STILLPOINT LAB, 23 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AA http://www.stillpoint-lab-london.com/ DATE Saturday 7 October 9.30-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 | Sunday 8 October 9.30-14.00pm Registration from 9am. The dying do not simply have to let go as is often said. They also have to find a new awareness of time, space, and body, in a new connectedness… Continue Reading

Written by: Max Mackay-James
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Welcome

Welcome

Diealog is for everyone – no matter where we are on our life journey – helping ourselves and others live well right to the very end. This is a place for sharing our stories, conversations, collaborating and supporting each other. We are open, honest and upbeat. Beginners welcome.  Continue Reading

Grass Roots Up: Who we are and What we stand for

Grass Roots Up: Who we are and What we stand for

GENEROUS SELF-ORGANISING –   Here is a snapshot from out of the many people who give their time to help make the Diealog NETWORK live and flourish.   Max Mackay-James – Max is a 65 year old GP doctor who helped found the Diealog project in 2012 and actively supports its “Supporting Each other for… Continue Reading

Diealog Groups: Everything You Need to Know

Diealog Groups: Everything You Need to Know

LISTEN, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE This is the essence of Diealog Groups, and why they work so well, “normalising” open and caring talk about all our thoughts and feelings, and enabling us to talk about all our relevant topics, concerns and issues to do with death and dying. Diealog Groups usually meet monthly for 2 hours,… Continue Reading

Diealog Community: Our Shared Values

Diealog Community: Our Shared Values

  KINDNESS and Grass Roots Up COLLABORATION are our top core values.   Here are more values we share: Courage. Courage to care, and look death in the eye, and supporting each other for life. Humility. To the challenge of living well right to the very end. To those on whose shoulders we stand. And to those who… Continue Reading

Diealog Groups: What Do We Talk About?

Diealog Groups: What Do We Talk About?

Death and dying is everybody’s business and once we get started in a Diealog Group, we find there is so much to talk about! Sometimes discussion topics are agreed in advance and sometimes they arise spontaneously in each Diealog meeting. Here are some of the main TOPICS AND SUBJECTS which come up for discussion in… Continue Reading

Diealog Groups: Starting A new Group

Diealog Groups: Starting A new Group

LISTEN SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE, being confident in and trusting the wisdom, empathy and intelligence of everybody both individually and collectively in the group – this is the essence of Diealog Groups, and why they work so well: “Normalising” open and honest talk about all our thoughts and feelings, Enabling us to talk about all the… Continue Reading

Diealog Community: Free Affiliate Scheme for working together

Diealog Community: Free Affiliate Scheme for working together

FREE AFFILIATE SCHEME, Terms & Conditions for working together: 1. People who sign up to this agreement are entitled to: • Use the Diealog name for your events. • Post events to our website. • Talk to the press and broadcast on media as an affiliate of Diealog. 2. By posting the story of your… Continue Reading

Diealog Community: Code of Practice for working together

Diealog Community: Code of Practice for working together

This guide is a Code of Practice for those who are looking to host or run Diealog engagement events, run support groups, educational workshops, or any activities involving conversations about dying, end of life care and death using the Diealog name. However, everybody is welcome to read this whoever you are. As well as reading… Continue Reading

Diealog Community: a generous self-organising network

Diealog Community: a generous self-organising network

    The Diealog Community is not an official organisation! So what are we? Call us ‘a community movement for social change, driven by values, by and with local people’.    We share a relationship-centered approach to caring and supporting each other. We start with the HUMAN VALUES of kindness and generosity.  We combine this with the… Continue Reading

Grass Roots Up: Why we need to support each other for life

Grass Roots Up: Why we need to support each other for life

It is simple: in any year we have a long-term health condition or life-limiting illness, more than 95% of the care we receive is informal care. Diealog aims to make our informal care the best it can by growing our circles of support and learning the skills and know-how to help care for ourselves and… Continue Reading