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October 2017

Sensing a Way through Grief: Creativity and Grief

October 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Free
Topics around grief

What are the various forms of creativity that come from grief?

In this session, we will explore the role of creativity in living with grief, and the places from which creativity can emerge.
We will also explore the “felt sense”, a special kind of internal bodily awareness.

This session will be facilitated by Greg Roberts and Jeanette Roberts. Greg is a social worker, counsellor & educator. Jeanette is a sociologist, writer/editor and teacher. She has written the books “Journey Through The Abyss” and “Art of Healing the Self”.

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November 2017

Dia de los muertos

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Donations accepted
Dia de los Muertos

Join us on November 3 for Día de los Muertos, part of a Mexican festival for family and friends to come together to celebrate and honour the lives of their deceased loved ones.

Bring a photo of your child or sibling to pin up on a garland, a plate of their favourite food or snack and share the stories about your loved one that make you smile.

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The Changeable Nature of the Grief Experience: Explained Through Metaphor

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Free
Topics around grief

Grief has a random nature. It is not sequential or linear – it is highly individual.

Grief can be likened to many things. Metaphors can be a good way to try to depict what the changing grief experience is like for each of us, and so we will use metaphor in this session to gain further insight into our grief journeys.

This session will be facilitated by Su-Rose McIntyre, counsellor and author of “The Grief Kaleidoscope: Metaphors for Grief” (Morning Star Publishing).

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Express Yourself Through Art

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2017

The Compassionate Friends Victoria, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, Victoria 3126 Australia
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We are thrilled to have Lauren Foster facilitate an exciting new activity - “Express yourself through Art” for all TCFV members.

Lauren is an experienced volunteer, recent Board member and bereaved mother of Rex. In addition, Lauren is an experienced art therapist who works professionally in this area. This activity will be provided free of charge (including all materials) to our members.

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December 2017

Worldwide Candle Lighting Service

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for our Candle Lighting Service.

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honour the memories of our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.

Highlights: Guest speaker, poems and readings by bereaved parents and siblings, candle lighting including the reading of names, slideshow of photos, sharing time, hugs, tears and laughter.

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