Working with the bereaved
Are you a funeral professional, therapist, carer, hospice volunteer, teacher, counsellor, working with grieving people? Would you like to know more about what recent research tells us about grief and how to work with the bereaved? Would you like to feel more competent in difficult situations?
to be announced soon
“Everyone grieves differently. There are no five stages. We need to understand the signs of grief and mourning, then know when to act and when to sit quietly by.” – Emma Curtis
Our valuable two day training for anyone working with the bereaved offers:
- Understanding how to create a space for your clients to feel safe talking about their bereavement
- Learning about contemporary understandings of the ways people grieve
- Understanding the need to mourn, even in celebrating life
- Techniques to be able to sit with the bereaved and know what to do and say.
- Understanding how our own experiences can be both positive and negative when in the presence of the grief of others.
- Experiencing how to refine your body and spoken language communicate effectively and with empathy.
- Having the opportunity to practice with colleagues in a supportive environment
Discover what current research tells us about grief
Learn practical ways to help the bereaved
In this fabulous two day seminar you will learn about the six needs of mourning and how our being non-judgemental and supportive to grieving can make all the difference to them. Your interaction with a bereaved person or family can be the start of a really healthy journey through grief.
Practice through role playing and experience
WORKING WITH THE BEREAVEDLEVEL ONE
- A day crammed with experiential learning
- Understanding the skill of ‘holding space’
- Understanding modern grief models that honour your clients’ uniqueness
- Know what it is to serve without needing to fix
- Role play to gain experience
- Receive a 30 min followup coaching with Emma at Celebrant Support
- Our ‘participants only’ guide to caring for the bereaved directly following a death
- Certificate of Attendance
Emma is a certified thanatologist having studied Companioning the Bereaved, including working with traumatic grief and complicated mourning, with leading therapist Dr Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss and Life Transitions, Colorado. She is also a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, specialising in grief and bereavement, enhancing performance, and stress and resilience work. Emma was ordained as a Minister and pastoral counsellor in 2013. She was awarded the National Celebrant Award for Influencing the Wider Funeral Profession for her work with Celebrant Support, which she founded to offer 1-2-1 mentoring and support to celebrants.
We offer you this program in understanding and working with the bereaved.