Date & Time
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tonight’s program offers an overview of Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program. We will look at our cultural ideas of Life and Death and start an inquiry into their very nature, probing the question, “is life only expressed by the fact of being in a body or is it a force in itself?” The answer to that question will determine much about how we will understand death and how we die.
Catharine DeLong is a music Thanatologist in private practice in New York City. She is a graduate of the Chalice of Repose. She provides music vigils at Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
- Students recognize aspects of our culture’s implicit “death education” system, or lack thereof, and consequences of cultural misunderstandings around death.
- Students begin to understand the challenges of learning and speaking more accurately about Death in our culture, and the need to face this challenge.
- Students will become familiar with the power of death awareness on the human psyche, especially the power of group learning.
- Students will become more familiar with their own ideas about Life and Death, and will be exposed to the possibly that death is part of life, not it’s opposite.
- Students will become familiar with the Integrative Thanatology program’s unique approach to death studies, particular aspects of this course and its requirements.
An Evening Event
Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
$25 (Members and Non-members)
New York Open Center