IAHIP Workshop Schedule – Grief and Loss

Workshop (9) Saturday 28th November 2015 – Grief and Loss

10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.

IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Facilitator: Liz Gleeson

In this workshop, we will look at some of the theories and models of grief and explore their relevance to bereaved clients that we may be working with. In particular, we will explore contemporary models such as the dual process model and continuous bonds. We will meet some of the research that informs best practice for working with bereaved individuals as well as understanding what ‘normal’ grief is and be able to identify complicated grief. We will spend time looking at how to identify complicated grief and gaining insight as to how to support clients with complicated/prolonged grief or those who have bereavement overload. We will do some exercises that will help us to reflect on our own losses and broaden our understanding of what loss is from a variety of different perspectives (LGB, special needs, children, anticipatory grief and disenfranchised grief). We will also explore the use of ritual, symbol and metaphor and how they can be employed to support bereaved individuals, families and communities. There are no pre-requisites except a willingness to turn-up and be open to the experience. This workshop is NOT suitable for someone who has been bereaved in the past 12 months.

Liz Gleeson Biography – In June 2015, Liz achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Bereavement Studies with the Irish Hospice Foundation and the RCSI (1st Class Hons. TBC end June 2015). She has also completed training in Complicated Grief with Kathy Shear. Liz works in private practice offering bereavement support to individuals and also runs bereavement support …read more

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