Meet French Psychologist & Author, Marie de Hennezel

We’re excited to be hosting two Go With Grace events in February with world-renowned clinical psychologist and author, Marie de Hennezel. Marie is an incredible speaker with decades of knowledge and experience working in palliative care – she was responsible for bringing the Hospice movement to France in the 1980s, helping to set up the country’s first palliative care unit. She is now an internationally renowned full-time author and speaker on the subject but just happens to be in Whang─ürei this month visiting family. Following a chance meeting a year ago with Katy, she has followed Go With Grace closely, supporting our journey, and now offering to support Go With Grace and North Haven Hospice to speak at two free community events in February 2024! This really is an honour and privilege.

More about Marie

Marie de Hennezel is renowned for her clinical expertise and profound insights into palliative care and the human experience of ageing, death and dying.

Throughout her career, Marie has been an advocate for a more humane approach to death and dying, challenging the fear and denial that often surround this subject in contemporary society. She encourages a more open dialogue about death in cultural, societal, and medical contexts, supporting initiatives that help people age with grace and live their final days with dignity and without unnecessary suffering.

She is the author of two ministerial reports on end-of-life care in France and over 20 books, including the international bestseller Intimate Death (Seize the Day) and lectures extensively around the world on end of life care and ageing well. Marie’s work continues to influence health initiatives and palliative care practices, shaping policies, and public perceptions about ageing and end-of-life issues.

Events with Marie de Hennezel
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