death & dying
resources recommend by Peter Fox
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Info on Jewish and Muslim services of support
CJSA services include ensuring that seniors are kept as active participants of the community, being part of the community instead of being apart from the community in which they live.
There are branches in Sea Point, Milnerton and Wynberg providing services such as outings, entertainment, exercises, yoga, craft and meals each day. We also offer counselling services to those who need it as well as social work services and home visits when requested. We also have satellite branches in Tableview and Muizenberg which offer the same services on a weekly basis. Enquires can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 434 9691.
Muslim communities are organised around the mosques, of which there are over 300 in Cape Town., coordinated by Muslim Judicial Council (MJC)
These are run by Mosque committees who appoint Imams to run affairs of community.
Mainly their task is to perform all the rituals around prayers, fasting, pilgrimage, and all the rites of passage from birth , marriage to death and burial.
Their counselling for families facing terminal illness , death and bereavement, is more to do with invoking the Qur’an scriptures, and holding prayers sessions before and after persons death.
These Quran readings and prayer sessions are done with families, friends, and in congregation, which provides great source of comfort, and solace to families
Forthcoming Conference /Mindfulness Seminar
On the 7th & 8th of February, SA's first national conversation about death and dying will be held at Schoenstatt Retreat Centre in Constantia, Cape Town. The conference is open to anyone who is interested in engaging with the topic of death and dying in a thoughtful and curious manner. The full programme can be found at https://soulfull.co.za/spaces/midwifery-and-dying-conference/. For more information, contact email@example.com
If you know anyone who is living with a life threatening or life limiting illness (like cancer, heart disease, MS, Parkinsons, and others) or if you know of people who care for patients, this research based course helps greatly with the psychological suffering that often accompanies these conditions.
On Mindfulness with Brenda Bell and Mike Crockett
There are 8 weekly sessions each lasting 2 hours, plus a half day retreat.
Dates: Tuesdays 21st January to 3rd March from 7pm till 9pm
Venue: The hall at Rondebosch United Church, off Belmont Road, Rondebosch
Cost: R2 500 for the whole programme including 20 hours training, notes, refreshments, and MP3 meditations (R125 per hour)
Dress: relaxed and comfortable
Home practice: participants are asked to commit to 30 minutes of practice per day.
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Contact details Brenda Bell
Death Cafe website as a resource www.deathcafe.com.
Care agencies working with terminally ill
Assist U Services is a husband and wife team that provides a companion driver service in order to assist the elderly or persons requiring accompanied assistance in getting to and from all Medical/ Hospital/Doctor/ Dentist /Oncology appointments, as well as shopping requirements.
Peter and Bronwen Wetton
072 2885 339
“Chariot Health is a unique collaborative healthcare platform allowing independent medical practitioners the opportunity to provide personalised healthcare treatment to vulnerable patients in the comfort of environments of the patients’ choosing. Our coordinated team approach, utilising the best practitioners available provide comfort, ease anxiety, keep the patient and their families well informed through our case coordinator, if necessary provide the framework for advanced care planning, and most of all, afford patients the dignity they deserve.”
Dr Cameron Bruce, Founder
Paedspal is a public/private partnership, an NGO working with children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses. We currently offer support mainly to children from Red Cross but we also support at other hospitals and institutions, offering medical care, and psychosocial care. The latter will be increased from 2020 with the No One Journeys Alone programme which will be offering supportive companionship to children who are either entirely alone or almost alone in hospital; and to parents who are battling more than normal, to be available to their child. These patients will be drawn from our existing patients. I am contactable at Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org or 072 732 3250
The purchasing of Wreed en Mooi is die Dood/Verhale oor verlies, hunkering en heling , compiled by Tobie Wiese can be done It's the same as with any other book you want -- ask your bookseller or shop. If it's not in stock s/he can order it for you. OR order from www.loot.co.za
Peter Fox and Sue Wood--Dying the practical guide for the Journey published by Double Stoery /Juta in 2005 is now out of print but copies can be tracked on line
Counsellors/Therapists /Grief and Loss
B.Soc.Sc Social Work (UCT), MSW (UWC)
Loss, Grief & Trauma
Counsellor & Trainer
No 31, Greenwood Road, Claremont, 7708
Jade Maxwell Newton and Cath Rackstraw work in private practice in Claremont and are registered counsellors with the Council for Counsellors in South Africa. Jade and Cath bring a wealth of experience to their clients and work with individuals or families who have experienced or may be experiencing: Trauma, Bereavement, Loss, Health Complications, Adjustment Challenges, Relationship Challenges.
302 Heritage House,
20 Dreyer Street,
Claremont, Cape Town
Jade: +27 83 344 0245
Cath: +27 78 091 1502
Roman Catholic Womanpriest / Soul Midwife / Educator
If you need any support from the Soul Carers, please contact
Leigh Meinert 082 4084525 or Brenda Bell 072 0911529
From the Open Table, please contact
Sarah Rule 083 4482663 or Ann Ralston 082 5072766
is an HPCSA registered Creative Arts Therapist, Play Therapist and Family Constellations facilitator. Her area of specialism is in child and adolescent grief, and children living with terminal illness. Lesley also works with adults, where her creative approach to therapy holds a valuable space ‘beyond words’, which are not always accessible in grief. Lesley’s practice is in Kenilworth, Cape Town.
LESLEY PALMER, DRAMA & PLAY THERAPIST, FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS THERAPIST, HPCSA reg
My role at Paedspal is Family Counselling, so I work mainly with the adults involved with our young patients, but also older sibs/ relatives( i.e. Older teenagers)
I have a small pvt practice & also accept referrals from Chariot Health in that pvt capacity
I am happy to receive enquiries via my cell phone number : 083 460 4354