Comforting the Bereaved

Comforting the Bereaved

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From £70.66

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Explore strategies for helping the bereaved to navigate their way through their grief.

About this event

The workshop will explore grief theories, types of loss, normal bereavement along with strategies for helping the bereaved to navigate their way through their grief and will use presentations, group work, discussion and there will be opportunity to practice the principles introduced.

Objectives for the day include:

  • Define bereavement terms
  • Identify myths associated with grief
  • Explore theoretical frameworks
  • Describe normal grief reactions
  • Describe stages of grief
  • Identify types of loss
  • Explore strategies for helping the bereaved

Who is the workshop aimed at?

Anyone wishing to increase in confidence when drawing alongside the bereaved, and would particularly benefit those working within a listening or pastoral care setting of any kind.

Facilitator - Sheila Rae

Sheila has been a volunteer with Quiet Waters Counselling, Listening & Training Service for 27 years where she leads, trains and supervises the bereavement listening team. She is a former board member and has, in the past, provided bereavement support within Addiewell Prison.

Sheila is an Elder in St Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow with a responsibility for leading, training and supervising the bereavement support team in post funeral visiting, face to face support and group support.

Cost - £85 (Student £65)

Methods of Payment

Option 1 - Bank Transfer, Cheque or Invoice by emailing

Option 2 - Online via Eventbrite. Please note that there is a NON-REFUNDABLE extra admin charge made by Eventbrite.

Handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.

Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Minimum numbers: 12 - Please note that the workshop is subject to cancellation or re-scheduling if the minimum number required to make them viable is not reached. In this situation, the following options will apply:

  • Receive a full refund (excluding Eventbrite's fee if you pay using this method).
  • Hold the space until a new date has been offered.
  • Move the booking to another workshop.
  • Receive a credit note to use at a future date.

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