15:00 More than lighting a candle
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Presenter: Anne Barber
Symbolic Actions – what works well? Hints, tips and bags of ideas to enhance your couple and family ceremonies. Share ideas that have worked well for you and the pitfalls to beware of! Anne has loads of ideas to demonstrate and this interactive workshop will inspire you to suggest and try out new ones.
Anne is Managing Director of Civil Ceremonies Ltd, which she established in 2002 and launched Civil Funerals at the same time. She founded the Institute of Civil Funerals in 2004 and remains president. She was previously New Project Director at a Baby Marketing Company and Distribution Director with Bounty Services (UK) Ltd. Civil Funerals. Her qualifications include a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies and an MBA. She wrote and published ‘The Complete Guide to Naming Ceremonies’ and is a trustee of the Child Funeral Charity, which she established with colleagues in 2014. Anne has also established the Celebrants Convention and the National Celebrant Awards. She delivers Level 3 Diploma courses in both funeral and couple and family ceremonies and is passionate about the quality of ceremonies. She lives in Northamptonshire with her 22-year-old cat.