Further Shore offers private Death Cafes for your group, colleagues, friends or family in the comfort of your home or office. Our volunteers have been trained to provide compassionate, caring facilitation and guidance for the conversation based on the guidelines outlined by Death Cafe founder, Jon Underwood. Your Further Shore facilitators are experienced prehospice educators and end of life coaches.
Truly a global phenomenon, Death Cafés are being held all over the world. To date, cafe’s have taken place in 65 countries! The London-based founder of this social franchise, Jon Underwood, explains that “the objective of a Death Café is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group, rather than a grief support or counseling session. At a Death Café people come together in a relaxed, confidential atmosphere to discuss death, drink tea or coffee, and eat delicious cake. They are offered by nonprofit organizations with no intention of leading participants toward any particular conclusion, product, or course of action. Here are some notes from previous public cafes.