Talking about taboos
What is a taboo?
Why is it difficult talk about
taboos?
Talking about death
How do you feel when the subject of
death come into the conversation?
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Comfortable
Uncomfortable
Rare
Don’t talk...
Imagine that a friend of you dies. How
do you start the conversation?
• I’m afraid we won’t have Marcos
anymore
• Marcos j...
What people uslly do at funeral?

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Cry openly
Cry quietly
Express strong emotion
Keep their emotion under control
How to offer kindness and compassion?

• I'm so sorry for your loss
• Please know that I'm here for you
• You're in my tho...
How to offer kindness and compassion?

• She was such a wonderful person

• I can't imagine what you're going
through
• Wo...
• Now, prepare to send a condolence
message
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Talking about taboos

  1. 1. Talking about taboos
  2. 2. What is a taboo?
  3. 3. Why is it difficult talk about taboos?
  4. 4. Talking about death
  5. 5. How do you feel when the subject of death come into the conversation? • • • • • Comfortable Uncomfortable Rare Don’t talk about that Usual
  6. 6. Imagine that a friend of you dies. How do you start the conversation? • I’m afraid we won’t have Marcos anymore • Marcos just died • You’d better sit down.I have some bad news about Marcos. He died last night
  7. 7. What people uslly do at funeral? • • • • Cry openly Cry quietly Express strong emotion Keep their emotion under control
  8. 8. How to offer kindness and compassion? • I'm so sorry for your loss • Please know that I'm here for you • You're in my thoughts and prayers • Remember you can call me at any hour
  9. 9. How to offer kindness and compassion? • She was such a wonderful person • I can't imagine what you're going through • Would you like to talk about it? I'm listening • I will miss him/ her
  10. 10. • Now, prepare to send a condolence message

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