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Conquering Death Anxiety

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Conquering Death Anxiety

A Soul Perspective

In the Age of Energy science and mysticism meet in Quantum Physics
—Caroline Myss.

In The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche quotes Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross saying - that when people come to grips with their own dying, then we would respect patients’ needs and listen to them, and would not have a problem such as fear of dying.  

The objects of this course are to:

  • Consider why the fear of death is so powerful

  • Question the reason why death is an event to be avoided at all costs

  • Explore ways to positively prepare for death

  • Reflect on the role of grief in the larger tapestry of life

  • Encourage the practice of mindfulness

  • Consider soul energy and ‘self’ healing

During this course participants will have the opportunity to experience Parting the Veil through the Soul Talks’ Virtual Reality headset.

Cost $195 non-members  $145 members

Includes lunch and refreshments supplied by the Hilton.


Inquiries: Joy Nugent 0411 754 168

NEW! Scholarships

Scholarships are now available for this Course. A Soul Talks scholarship is attendance by donation and is available to pensioners and students only. For scholarship enquiries contact Joy Nugent


Dr Scott Zarcinas

Scott is the Chair of Soul Talks Incorporated and is an expert in Life Leadership. He is the author of 8 books, including the inspirational, self-help title, Your Natural State of Being. For 10 years he practiced as a children’s doctor before responding to his calling to be an author and speaker. 

Joy Nugent

Joy is the author of three books on her experiences as a private palliative care nurse for three decades and sees soul awareness necessary for those interested in end of life care. She is currently the Director and Founder of the charity Soul Talks Incorporated.

Anne Rodgers

Anne Rodgers is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator trained in the lineage of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the modern day pioneer of mindfulness. Anne is a Hatha Yoga Teacher and a member of Meditation Teachers Association and the principal of Oasis Mindfulness.

Gail Miller

Part of Gail’s journey has been to experience the death of two daughters at different times and for different reasons. She shares her roller-coaster ride of emotions and the lessons learned, in her book, Unscrambling Grief and in her Power Programs.

Stephanie Jarrett

Stephanie is a practitioner of the energy healing modality of Life Alignment. Life Alignment’s therapeutic techniques access and transform events in a person’s current and past life that are ready for healing. She comes from the background of teaching English and music.

Course Program

9.15am — Registration

9.30am — Setting the Scene
Nicola Lipscombe who is our weaver for the program.

9.45am — Dr Scott Zarcinas
Bringing Death Anxiety to Light.

All fears have their root in the fear of death.
—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

Among health professionals there is a danger of projecting unresolved issues concerning death and dying onto the person receiving care.
—Joy Nugent.

10.30am — Questions/ Break

10.45am  — Anne Rodgers
Practising Mindfulness for relieving death anxiety.

This session has been designed to give you a tacit experience of mindfulness and to assist attendees in developing the habit of a regular practice.
“Think of the breath as your safe harbour”
—Heather Stang

11.30 — Questions/ Break

11.45am — Joy Nugent
Gaining Insights from mind mapping the energy chakras.

Communication, on the conscious and the unconscious level, is the key to unblocking unfinished business and for preparatory grief.

Death Anxiety is omnipresent in the unconscious – Yalom

“Don’t be fooled by me. Don’t be fooled by the face I wear. For I wear a thousand masks, masks that I’m afraid to take off, And none of them are me…”  —Author unknown

12.30pm — Lunch

1.15pm — Gail Miller
Unscrambling Grief.

Grief is a response to loss. Grief takes time, talk and tears and is carried on the wheel of life from generation to generation.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 :-
All beings are invisible before their birth and after death are invisible again. They are seen between two unseens. Why in this find cause for grief?...The spirit that is in all creatures is immortal in them all. Why grieve for death of that which cannot die?”

2pm — Questions/ Break

2.15pm — Stephanie Jarrett
Healing Ourselves by Healing the Ancestors.

Our energy is imbued with the energy of our bloodline. The field of epigenetics tells us that inherited stress can influence our present day lives. Once understood it can be healed. 

“We also found—and this really was very surprising to us, that Holocaust offspring had the same neuroendocrine or hormonal abnormalities that we were viewing in Holocaust survivors and persons with post-traumatic stress disorder.”
Rachel Yehuda PhD—Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

3.30pm — Questions/ Break

4pm — Course Summary and Evaluations

4.30pm — Close of day

Cost $195 non-members  $145 members

Includes lunch and refreshments supplied by the Hilton.


Inquiries: Joy Nugent 0411 754 168

Sogyal Rinpoche — Author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are. We believe in a personal, unique, and separate identity — but if we dare to examine it, we find that this identity depends entirely on an endless collection of things to prop it up: our name, our “biography,” our partners, family, home, job, friends, credit cards… It is on their fragile and transient support that we rely for our security. So when they are all taken away, will we have any idea of who we really are?”

Later Event: 8 September
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