Please note that prices are listed per person. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Jane Diamond is a graduate of the Before I Go Academy, the training arm of BIG Solutions, a social enterprise whose mission is to have end-of-life plans be as commonplace as birth plans.
Jane believes we need to change how we talk about death and dying so it is better understood as a normal part of life. Currently Jane works as a funeral director in Stroud, committed to going the extra mile to give families the funeral they want for their loved one. She has been running a local death café since March 2016 and is a member of End-of-life Doula UK which offers doula support for those at end-of-life. She also has a background in body psychotherapy and is a member of Gloucestershire Bereavement Forum.
“Jane is a skilful facilitator and generous with her immense knowledge about death, dying and end-of-life planning. She held the group with great care which made it safe to share, to learn from each other and we laughed a lot too. I’ve found this work life- affirming and I feel lighter and freer knowing that I’m choosing now, so that when the time comes, those that I love most won’t have to; I think that’s a priceless gift to everyone. “
“This weekend was really helpful, expertly facilitated by Jane, who got us to really think through the steps we need to take to prepare for a time when we might not be able to make decisions. The focus was practical although there was space for our personal experience. I would recommend it highly if you too have been putting these things off! “
- Alice C
“I have no hesitation in recommending this workshop to anyone ready - or almost ready - to think about the inevitable. Carefully held and gently informed, we travelled together through the practicalities and the vulnerabilities of talking about death. The process is in no way morbid and the end result is an increased awareness and joy in life. “
- Jo T
“Mindblowing! Jane delivers a course which is so much more than filling in a practical workbook on end-of-life planning. Thoughtfully presented and with time to share different perspectives. I feel ready to continue this hugely important work.“