- 08:30 - 16:45
- The Barbican Centre, London
Hermione Elliott is founder and director of the Charity Living Well Dying Well. She has pioneered the role of Doulas for the dying – people who support and mentor families coping with an imminent death – in the UK, and runs the Doula training course in Sussex. The Charity also offers awareness raising workshops for the public and health professionals.
She has a background in nursing, midwifery, counselling, palliative care and training and has run variety of training courses and workshops in Britain, Australia and Japan. She is passionate about supporting people to get the best out of life and to provide the conditions where death, when it comes, is experienced by all involved as the fulfillment of a life. She longs to see a society that embraces death as a natural, normal and profound transition and not always a medical event.
She spent 4 years living in Japan lecturing and running seminars on the integrative approach to cancer and her book “Gan no Serufu Hiringu” a self-help guide for people with cancer was published in Japanese in 1992 and 1997.