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Living with Grief.

Living with Grief Seminar, Saturday September 10, 2022.

The Calvary Bereavement Counselling Service, Kogarah, will be running a ‘Living with Grief ‘ seminar for anyone who wants to learn a little more about grief. We’ll share a cup of tea and listen to the seminar sessions in a warm, friendly atmosphere where you can hear a range of experts.

We start with a presentation by me. I want to share about changed attitudes to living with grief and illustrate how grief effects people, at all times of their lives, working with a few examples.

Then I’ll interview Calvary Bereavement Counsellor, Adele Elliott and ask “How do we approach grief today?”

Adele is an experienced bereavement counsellor with a lot of insights to help you.

She’s been working hard to organise the day because she and the rest of the Calvary team are passionate about supporting people in our community who are grieving, particularly those suffering the bereavement associated with death.

Adele and I have had a few talks to shape the program and Adele has shared some ideas.

Approaches to grief are very individual – what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another, Adele explained.

Not only are there different approaches according to the individual, but today there are many different ways of accessing bereavement services. For example, face to face, through a telephone consultation or a tele-health conference.

“We utilise a number of different grief theories which are in our tool box.”

“And we utilise a number of different grief theories which are in our tool box,” Adele explained.

She explained that bereavement counsellors sometimes use a mixture of these, again, depending on what suits different people.

“One of the most common questions I’m asked is ‘How many sessions will I need?’ and people often ask ‘How long will my grief last?’ But there isn’t a timeframe,” Adele explained.

After our question and answer session, an impressive panel of experts will answer your questions about living with grief. At this stage, the panel will include Dr Amy Waters, Palliative Care Consultant, St George & Sutherland Hospitals, Brooke Charles, Social Worker (or Helen Dawson), Mary Ashton, Manager of Pastoral Care Services, Calvary Health Care and Megan Thorpe, Senior Counsellor & Manager, Calvary Bereavement Counselling Service.

We look forward to seeing you. And if you’d like to submit any questions just get in touch and I can forward them to Adele and the team.

Please book!

For more about grief, https://good-grief.com.au/a-good-death-book-margaret-rice/

Details about the The Calvary Bereavement Service can be found at:

https://directory.wayahead.org.au/service/1308/

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