THE NORTHEN IRELAND COUNSELLING FORUM
The Landscape of Bereavement, Loss and Grief
This workshop explores the journey of grief and loss for individuals who have experienced, or are anticipating, bereavement. It will illustrate ways that can enhance coping for the bereaved individual and help with processing loss. We will look at normal reactions to loss and grief and also explore how reactions can be more complex and require greater interventions.
This ‘whistle-stop tour’ of grief will include:
- Contemporary theories and models of grief
- Attachment styles and grief
- A range of intervention tools and strategies
- Impact of loss through death and illness on children
- The impact of grief on older adults
- Anticipatory grief
- Complex grief
- How grief may manifest in the body
- Simple mindful techniques that can be used with bereaved clients
- Awareness of the impact of personal loss and the importance of self-care
Helen Boal (Bereavement Counsellor, Marie Curie Hospice Belfast)
I have been a counsellor in various settings for the past 12 years and have also worked in Social Services, working with adults with physical disabilities. Loss and grief, in their many forms, have always been part of my work. I have been in Marie Curie Hospice for two years and in that time have worked with terminally ill patients, their relatives and also bereaved individuals. I have developed a working knowledge of grief models and built up a range of intervention tools and strategies. Much of my post-bereavement work in the Hospice is based on Linda Machin’s research and I find her assessment and outcome tools invaluable. I look forward to sharing these with you. I have a particular interest in attachment and its impact across the lifespan, including bereavement and loss.
Date: Saturday 16th May 2020
Venue: Friends’ Meeting House
Library, bring a book – exchange a book
Tea/coffee e available from 9.30am – workshop 10am – 1230pm approx.
Contact 07775947991 for further details;
Cost: Members £5 Non-Members £10
CPD Certificate supplied