"I attended 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Death' workshop with Ava Reyerson in November 2012. This was approximately one month after my Mother's suicide. Ava also made a point of having a discussion with me prior to the workshop to make sure I was comfortable, knew what to expect and felt safe and held in the space. This was essential and I am not sure I would have been able to attend otherwise. The emotions of my own grief experience were quite raw and many others in the group were also deeply affected by their death experiences. I found Ava to be a wonderful facilitator and discussion moderator. Ava is totally comfortable talking about death and dying and this provides a great space for us to explore the ideas and deal with our experiences.
Her insights and knowledge allowed me to transcend the grief in many ways in the months since the workshop. Many of her insights planted seeds of healing within me that we able to bloom as I moved forward and continue to move forward in my grief journey.
Ava is a rare gem who is not only passionate talking about death but she also has a way of normalising it and creating a safe space for people to discuss it and integrate the experience into their lives."
Ava of Passionate Life Consulting literally changed the way I look at life and death. She is inspiring, insightful and inclusive.
I left the class feeling energised with what I want out of my life and what legacy and memory I would like to leave behind. I feel anyone could benefit from this seminar and recommend it to everyone to open their mind up to a different way of looking at life and the time we have on earth.
'a wonderful opportunity to spend time reflecting on the 'bigger' issues and learn and share experiences with others'
Learning to accept death is a hard thing to get our head around and very easily avoided, so it’s nice there is an organisation like this available for a new way of looking at life and enjoying it to the highest degree.
Thanks Ava Reyerson(Passionate Life Consulting)
I went to the seminar 'A Funny Thing Happen on the way to death’, and found it so inspiring! We discussed all sorts of topics with regards to death from the way different cultures and religions celebrate it and stories from people in the class and there experience. Listening to people’s stories gives you an insight about how everyone deals with it so differently and that it isn't scary and just a part of life and living. Sitting there in the class makes you reflect on how death affects you and how you have dealt with it in the past. I learnt death in our culture is very hidden and avoided, it’s nice to think into it and all the precious people and animals in our lives that have past and the memory they have left for us.