Spiritual Experiences Around Grief
In this TOPICS AROUND GRIEF discussion workshop, we will discuss a range of issues surrounding spirituality and bereavement.
Issues explored will include: defining spirituality; how bereavement challenges or strengthens; our spiritual beliefs; “sense of presence” experiences; the broad range of spiritual beliefs that can comfort us in feeling closer to our children, siblings or grandchildren.
Have you ever wanted to discuss a particular aspect of grief?
Maybe you want to work out what’s happening to you?
Maybe you want to find out how others are dealing with that issue?
Commencing in March 2017, TOPICS AROUND GRIEF is a workshop series designed for all members of TCFV.
This discussion workshop – the fourth in the “Topics Around Grief” program will be facilitated by a bereaved parent, JAN McNESS, and a bereaved sibling, ANDREW McNESS.
Jan and Andrew will draw upon their own bereavement experiences to open group discussion on where parent and sibling grief are similar, where parental grief and sibling grief are unique from one another, and how parents and siblings can support one another.
There are plenty of myths about grief such as “You’ll get over it” or “When you’re not crying, you’re not grieving”. In this session we will unearth many myths, why some (or many) of those myths can trouble us, and consider what we’d prefer people to know and believe about grief and bereavement.
Everyone has different needs in terms of support through their grief, and this session will discuss how counselling might assist some individuals on their grief journey. He will examine counselling expectations, define “effective” counselling, discuss how bereaved individuals can identify the right type of counselling for themselves, and how they might get the best benefit from a counselling experience.
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”.