We host regular educational events that are open to everyone that would like to attend, where we and guests share information that can be helpful to those that are needing to or are thinking about planning a funeral, or indeed those that want to learn about becoming a funeral director or already work in a funeral care related profession. We used to host these events face-to-face but the online webinars have made the sessions even more accessible, to as many people as possible.
Our webinars are held at 11am on the second Friday of the month and last for approximately one hour. They are hosted via Zoom and you can find the links to them below. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, engage with the material and speak openly and honestly about funerals, death and dying. However, if you prefer you can just listen and absorb without speaking or even turning your camera or microphone on at all.
We believe that with the right information and support people can create funerals that are helpful and have a positive effect on long-term well-being. The more we know about what is possible, the more likely we are to be able to make choices that are right for us. Please get in touch if you would like to find out how to attend, have a question or would like to be guest speaker in our 2021 webinar series.
2021 / 2022 Webinar Schedule
What is a Soul Midwife? – March 11th 2022 11am
Jude Meryl and Helen Latham (Soul Midwives and TLC (Tender Loving Care) Trainers)
Jude and Helen share what it is to be a Soul Midwife, an End of Life companion to the dying. Soul Midwives are non-medical, holistic companions who work with the dying to facilitate a gentle, peaceful and conscious death.
Jude and Helen will talk about Soul Midwives and their work with the dying, and how some of the techniques of Soul Midwifery can help us all to support those at their end of life, with Tender Loving Care
Exploring Humanist Pastoral Care – April 8th 2022 11am
Joanna Mutlow, Funeral Celebrant and NHS Pastoral Care Practitioner, accredited by Humanists UK
Jo combines the work of a funeral celebrant with that of ‘chaplain’ in the NHS, underpinned by her Humanist beliefs. In this Webinar she will explore the supportive ways in which we can respond to people at times of crisis and grief, in a context of an increasingly secular society.
She will draw on her recent book Being There: Responses in Humanist Pastoral Care (published 2021 by Humanists UK) which offers examples and case studies of the sorts of responses that a Humanist gives when a person shares their conflicts, grief, loneliness or indeed existential crisis.
At a time when a lot of celebrants will label their funeral ceremony as ‘humanist’, Jo will also explore how a ‘Humanist with a capital H’ ceremony might differentiate itself, and how her beliefs and pastoral care role underpin her celebrancy practice. Please bring opinions and questions.
Working with the body in times of grief? – May 13th 2022 11am
Dave Hill PhD, M(Chiro), Chiropractor and Jane Wood BSc (hons) Acupuncture
We have probably all noticed in times of great stress that we hold increased amounts of tension in our body. Bereavement and loss are some of the most stressful life events that we go through and sometimes it leaves a legacy in how we hold tension in our body. At the same time, grief can affect the function of the body, which can have a knock-on effect on our health.
By allowing tissues to release this tension and improving the function of the body you can see a transformation in yourself and your life. In this webinar, Jane and Dave talk about the ways that chiropractic and acupuncture could help and give practical healthcare tips that we can all try at home.
Supporting Children after Bereavement, CBUK – June 10th 2022 11am
Helena Fish and Richard Stafford, Child Bereavement UK
Helena and Richard join us from Child Bereavement UK and share information about how children and young people experience bereavement. They provide an insight into how younger people process experiences and show us how we can use this knowledge to better support children after loss.
After Helena and Richard have shared their presentation, there will be the opportunity for people to ask questions and share their experiences to deepen the learning of all of those attending. Please note this webinar will not be recorded as this is against CBUK policy.
Bereavement and wellbeing for health and social care professionals – July 8th 2022 11am
Dr Sarah Hattam (GP and Concilio Health) and Sarah Jones
Dr Sarah and Sarah discuss grief and bereavement from the perspective of those working in health and social care. Understanding the attachments that professionals form with those they are supporting and the impact that bereavement and loss can have on health and social care practitioners
In this webinar, we share information about grief, bereavement, vicarious trauma and tips about how we can support ourselves and each-other after bereavement at work. This webinar will be of particular interest to those working in residential and nursing care settings.
Legal and Practical guide to ashes disputes – September 9th 2022 11am
Julia Burns: Mediator and Conflict Coach
Nicola Phillipson TEP: Barrister at Parklane Plowden Chambers Author of A Practical Guide to the Law in Relation to Control of the Body after Death
Barrister and author Nicola Phillipson will consider the law relating to who has control of ashes after cremation, with particular focus on times where there is a dispute. Mediator and Conflict Coach, Julia Burns, will explain alternative ways of dealing with such disputes exploring mediation and family conflict coaching.
This webinar follows the event in February 2022, where Nicola and Julia discussed the law relating to control of the body and how to manage any funeral disputes which may arise. This previous webinar can be viewed here.
Previous webinars – available on YouTube
Please click on the title of the webinar to watch the webinar of your choice.
Took place on Friday 11th February 2022 – guest speaker – Julia Burns: Mediator and Conflict Coach & Nicola Phillipson TEP (Barrister at Parklane Plowden Chambers Author of A Practical Guide to the Law in Relation to Control of the Body after Death)
Took place on Friday 12th June 2020 11am – Sarah Jones (Full Circle Funerals)
“The webinars I have been invited to join by Sarah at Full Circle have been very well thought out and both well marketed and delivered, resulting in a wide and varied interaction between members of the public and industry professionals. Their length and content has been excellent you could see from the screen that those listening were kept both engaged and informed, Highly recommended.”
Frank Meilack – Community Engagement Director Memoria Limited
‘”The webinar was really insightful and informative. The Webinars are a great opportunity to learn about what work is being done in our community to support bereavement, and a great way to connect with others.”
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Feedback from the families we have supported, in other words
Could not have received a better service
Throughout the whole funeral process I felt reassured and confident that I was dealing with professionals, but with a heart. And not for one moment did it come across to me or my family as just going 'through the motions'. The level of communications between the Full Circle team was outstanding (in particular Sarah Jones, the Director) who knew exactly the right tone to strike - not an easy thing to do, given that people are so different. But strike it she did, possessing a genuine sensitivity and empathy. All of our needs and suggestions were met and carried out with complete efficiency, ensuring both the church and crematorium services went perfectly smoothly.
It sounds slightly odd to say we would of course use Full Circle again, but the truth is of course we would. Thank you so much.
The funeral mum would have wanted..
From the moment we notified Full Circle of the bereavement, through the planning of the funeral and the day itself they could not have been more kind and helpful. There were a number of decisions to make at a difficult time but Andrew came out to see us, talked through the options and helped us organise the funeral that we felt was just as our mum would have wanted. We were given time to think about our choices and tweak anything as we went.
On the day everything went smoothly and as we’d planned. In our case we decided to deliver the majority of the eulogy ourselves however Andrew was on hand to step in had anyone have needed his support which gave those speaking the confidence to get up. We were given details of the costs at the outset and the final bill was exactly as expected.
Full Circle were just brilliant
Full Circle were just brilliant. They took all the pressure off in respect of the arrangements for my mothers funeral. The funeral service itself was well organised and very dignified. I cannot thank them enough for all their kind and considerate help throughout.
Very professional and exceptional...
Very professional and exceptional service, made my Dad, sister and I feel very at ease and comfortable to discuss the funeral arrangements. Nothing too much trouble, very respectful and compassionate care for our lovely mum from the funeral director David at Harrogate. Thank you so much
Full Circle gave my wife a fitting send off
What a lovely set of people.
At all stages they showed respect and were responsive to requests.
They talked my in-laws and I through what would happen and the choices that we had. They helped where we needed help. We felt very well supported. Thank you Full Circle Funerals!