Approaching Death

A Companion's Guide to the End of Life

Renée Zeylmans; Translated by Philip Mees; Introduction by Bastiaan Baan

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  • Describes the journey towards death as a reciprocal process, asking not only how do we travel with those who are dying and what can we give them, but what do they give us?
  • Contains practical information on dying and death, including questions around the physiology of death, fear, fasting, funerals, music, language, and human senses
  • Includes meditations and contemplations from a range of different worldviews and cultures
  • Author Renée Zeylmans taught courses on accompanying dying and bereavement for many years; this book is the fruit of her life's work

Experienced therapist and grief counsellor Renee Zeylmans offers spiritual insights, practical information and contemplations and meditations to support the companions of those on their dying journey.

Format:
paperback
Size:
234 x 156 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Holistic Health
Extent:
160 pages
ISBN:
9781782506034
Publication date:
19 Sep 2019

Description

Just as no person is the same as another, each death is individual. This special book does not promote methodologies or theories, but rather offers insights, information and contemplations on the end of life. It supports the companions of those on their dying journey, whether volunteers, medical professionals, pastors or loved ones.

Renée Zeylmans taught courses on accompanying dying and bereavement for many years. She described the journey towards death as a reciprocal process, asking not only how do we travel with those who are dying and what can we give them, but what do they give us? This book is the fruit of a lifetime's work, and her intention was for it to enrich the reader, throw a new light on difficult situations, evoke recognition, console and offer choices.

As well as host of practical information about dying and death -- including questions around the physiology of death, fear, fasting, funerals, music, language, and human senses -- the book contains contemplations and meditations from different world views and cultures.

Author

Renée Zeylmans (1936-2018) was a psychologist and therapist working in the fields of relationship counselling, biography, and grief counselling. In 1974, her husband of only a few years died, leaving her with three young children. She then dedicated her professional life to helping those dealing with death and grieving. She taught and lectured widely on the subject.

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.reneezeylmans.nl

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