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Neuroscience and Death

  • Chrysalis Gathering Space 3527 Ellwood Avenue Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

After over twenty years of work and study regarding death and dying, Reverend Alane Cameron Ford decided to pursue answers to the most difficult question people ask about death: What happens when I die? 

Recent discoveries in neuroscience shed new light on the process of death. These discoveries can help us become more comfortable with death, while living life to its fullest. For many years, Ford had worked with people experiencing death and their families.

She already had evidence and experience from working with the dying and their families as a hospice chaplain and minister. Seeking to dig deeper, she turned to neuroscience to discover how the emotional and spiritual process of dying was related to the brain.

In this program, Ford combines her clinical experiences, the latest in neuroscience studies, and cultural perspectives on consciousness to examine what happens to our dying selves. Her conclusions include current insight gleaned from research into the best practices for the dying and the living.

As a hospice chaplain with a background in philosophy and medical ethics, Rev. Alane Cameron Ford has led workshops, services and classes on many levels of experience on death and dying for over twenty years. In addition to her work with Hospice of Virginia, she consults VCU on the ethics of animal research, and leads a bereavement support group with NAMI for survivors of suicide loss. She is the host of Death Club Radio, a talk show on death and dying on Richmond's WRIR radio 97.3 FM and a freelance writer whose work has been published in Style Magazine and Friends Journal.

$25 Members
$35 Non-Members
$60 Non- Members (Includes Admission + 1 Year Membership worth $50)

Tuesday, November 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm