There is a big difference between simply becoming old and aging consciously – ageing with intent. This interactive day event will provide a space to reflect on what it means to become a conscious elder at a time when we can expect more years of what Mary Catherine Bateson calls ‘Adulthood 2’ characterised by ‘active wisdom’. We may well undergo turning points in our sense of identity, relationships and generativity or contribution. Elders have a great deal to offer, perhaps from a wider and wiser viewpoint; and, as Jung maintained, we need to acquire a spiritual outlook on life in order finally to be able to affirm our lives, our transformation in death and the love we have shared with significant others. We invite you to come and share your own insights.
The object of the conference is to explore the link between health and spirituality, and well-being. What is the interplay here and how might this be encouraged? This will be explored though talks and open panel discussion with the speakers and guest panellists, Dr Natalie Tobert and Dr Dagmar Corry.