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Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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March 2017

Topics Around Grief

March 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief

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.

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June 2017

Winter Solstice Gathering

June 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Free. Donations welcome
Winter Solstice

In olden times, the Winter Solstice was a time of reflection and welcoming the return of the light.

Join us at the centre and find light and hope out of the darkness.

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July 2017

SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES AFTER LOSS: A “Topics Around Grief” Discussion Workshop

July 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief

In this facilitated group discussion workshop, we will explore a range of issues surrounding spirituality and bereavement.
 
It's a great opportunity to broaden our understandings and insight on the subject matter, and find some comfort in our increased understandings, too.

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August 2017

Parent Grief – Sibling Grief: Similarities and Differences

August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief

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.

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September 2017

Spring Fling

September 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Free. Donations accepted
Spring Fling

Dust off the Winter blues and come join us at the centre for Friday night drinks.

Spring is the time for new beginnings and the knowledge that tiny seedlings will grow and strengthen. Part of the grief journey is a allowing yourself some space to heal and grow.

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October 2017

Sensing a Way through Grief: Creativity and Grief

October 21, 2017 @ 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

The Changeable Nature of the Grief Experience: Explained Through Metaphor

November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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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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February 2018

Topics Around Grief: Finding Ways to Cope

February 24, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief

‘There is no “one size fits all” in coping with grief.’

In this workshop, we will discuss the many varied strategies we have used in the years since our children’s and siblings’ deaths to cope with the enormity of their loss. What practical activities or insights have given us a renewed sense of purpose or consolation?

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March 2018

As the Leaves Fall – Autumn Social

March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Autumn Social

Join us at the centre for our next social evening and share in some food, make some new friends or connect with old ones. Take advantage of what’s left of the long, sunny evenings before we prepare for the onslaught of Winter.

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Topics Around Grief: Caring for the Bereaved

March 24, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief

Caring for the Bereaved

The bereaved are any individuals who have suffered the death of a loved one. This TOPICS AROUND GRIEF discussion workshop is unusual in that it is not just open to members, it is also open to any family members or friends or anyone you know who might be interested to find out more about being supportive towards bereaved people like us. The workshop will look at current thinking and practical ideas regarding how to support the bereaved.

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April 2018

Topics Around Grief: Spiritual Experiences Around Grief

April 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief

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.

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June 2018

Topics Around Grief: Can Counselling Support Help Me?

June 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief workshops

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.

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September 2018

Topics Around Grief: The Myths of Grief

September 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief workshops

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.

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October 2018

Spring Fling

October 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Donations gratefully accepted
Spring Fling

Dust off the Winter blues and come join us at the centre for Friday night drinks.

Spring is the time for new beginnings and the knowledge that tiny seedlings will grow and strengthen. Part of the grief journey is a allowing yourself some space to heal and grow.

Find out more »

November 2018

Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Donations gratefully accepted
Dia de los Muertos

Join us 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, sibling or grandchild 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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February 2019

Finding Ways to Cope

February 23, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Free
Topics around grief workshops

'There is no "one size fits all" in coping with grief.' In this workshop, we will discuss the many varied strategies we used to cope with the enormity of our loss.

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April 2019

Spiritual Experiences Around Loss

April 27, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Topics around grief workshops

In this discussion workshop, we will discuss a range of issues surrounding spirituality and bereavement.

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June 2019

Do Men & Women Grieve Differently?

June 22, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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It is commonly believed that men and women grieve differently...and there is much we see to confirm this. What are some of these differences? Equally, though, what are some of the similarities? In this discussion workshop, we will consider these and other related questions.

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August 2019

Escapism: How does it help? How does it hinder?

August 24, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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When our grief is so unbearable and overwhelming, we can search desperately for “diversions” that can provide some relief, however momentary, from our pain. When does escapism serve us well? When can it complicate our grief? Please register to join this insightful discussion.

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November 2019

Dia de los Muertos 2019

November 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Donations gratefully accepted
Dia de los Muertos

Join us 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, sibling or grandchild 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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Coping with the Festive Season & Anniversaries

November 16, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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In this discussion workshop, we will reflect upon the strategies we have found have helped us get through these difficult dates and seasons. Where do we find meaning and solace during these times?

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February 2020

Reviewing the Stages of Grief

February 22 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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Free

There is increasing recognition that our grief often moves in a non-linear fashion, rather than moving through a clear and predictable set of stages. Even so, theories—from the stages theories of Elizabeth Kubler Ross to the task theories of William Worden—can shed light on our experiences of bereavement.

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March 2020

Dimensions of Grief: Exploring Spirituality

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road
Canterbury, VIC 3126 Australia
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A platform for TCFV members to discuss Spirituality, and other Transpersonal themes and experiences, in an openly validating and supportive way. The forums focus on continuing bonds and connection, rather than specifically on loss.

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