Welcome to The Hospice Of The Heart Trust

The Hospice of the Heart Trust is a UK registered charity $ a company Limited by Guarantee

  • Gentle Dying

  • Courses

  • Inspiration


Felicity Warner founder of the Hospice

Felicity Warner founder of the Hospice of the Heart Trust has been a writer and broadcaster for more than 25 years. She campaigns for the re-visioning, de-medicalising and increased need for the compassionate care for the dying. Author of the book Gentle Dying, her pioneering Gentle Dying Method ...is now being used by many health professionals across the country. Regarded as an expert in communicating all aspects of dying and death, her seminars and workshops are hugely popular. As a "midwife" to the dying, she also works on a one-to-one basis with those in the very last stages of life, helping people to die with compassion,love and dignity. An experienced healer, Reiki Master, Soul Midwife (see soulmidwives.co.uk) and herbalist, she enjoys music, swimming in rivers and living life as joyfully as possible

Our Vision

The Hospice of the Heart aims to explore ways of lifting the great taboo, dissolving fears and developing new and uplifting approaches to the arena of dying and death
Our innovative educational programme is gaining both respect and hearts and minds throughout hospitals, hospice and care homes as well as countless individuals who have been inspired to improve the deaths of those close to them and everyone around them after learning what can be done to improve the dying process.
The Gentle Dying Method is fast becoming a benchmark for how we can best help people to die with tranquility when modern medicine has reached its limits and human touch and tenderness become of utmost importance in ensuring a good death.

We hope that our Gentle Dying method will be used by carers and families across the UK and perhaps further a field

For details of our courses please look at the courses section of this website.

Dying is an intimate, sacred process. It’s best done in its own time, in a tranquil and peaceful way

Can we make death a better experience for those dying and for those grieving?

We think so !

Our other trustees are:

Richard Jennings– Richard is a Chartered Accountant who has been European Director for a US Management Consultancy and now occupies a number of key Chief Financial Officer roles in companies in the technical sector


Elizabeth Baines.

MA Complementary Health Studies (University of Exeter), RGN, NDN, Dip Palliative Care, FAETC, Dip Massage & Aromatherapy, Reiki Master/Teacher.

Elizabeth has a background in specialist palliative care nursing and complementary therapies. She has been involved with national and Government initiatives about the use of complementary therapies in palliative care and lectures nationally and internationally at universities and colleges about the use of complementary therapies in palliative care. She has recently written a booklet entitled Jam-Che - Gentle Touch for the Dying

What people have said

about our courses

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    "Thank you for your wonderful Have a Good Death workshop I had an amazing day and shall never be frightened of thinking about my  death  again" 

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    "Life changing!  Fantastic course that just seemed to  fill in all the gaps.... and fantastic food too"