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Traumatic Grief and Complicated Loss, New Breakthroughs and Reliable Tools to Help Clients after Death, Divorce and other Losses: Best Practice to Restore Your Clients Lives after Loss

  • : 66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000

This seminar is a rare opportunity to spend the day with David Kessler, a best-selling author and internationally known grief and healing expert who has co-authored books and worked with the groundbreaking Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the legendary Louise Hay. David returns to Australia with his remarkable, high energy workshop that provides a new look at the subject of grief and loss.

Regardless of the practice setting, issues of grief and loss are very common and often challenging when working with any client population. Practitioners require a full and updated toolbox to be able to respond to grief and loss with confidence. As contemporary research and practice indicates, bereavement is not very tidy around the edges, and to be truly helpful to clients, practitioners, support workers, counsellors and other helpers must be comfortable with much ambiguity in the grief process.

Mixing compassion, understanding, and the presenter’s unequalled depth of experience, this workshop will focus on presenting strategies to help clients to develop new strategies for coping and resilience. The emphasis will be on the techniques you can use when working with clients who have been through heartbreaking events such as breakups, divorce, betrayal, miscarriage, infertility or natural disasters as well as for those left behind after a death. With the focus on topics such as responding to sadness, dealing with betrayal, coping with isolation, healing grief and complicated grief, and grief and children, this course will provide practical strategies, wisdom and insight to help those shattered by loss. Attendees will learn how they can assist clients to reinvent their lives after experiencing a loss, and how they can help clients to put loss in perspective, while remembering and honouring what happened. Group interactions to practice interventions will be utilised throughout the day to practice the application of the skills discussed.

The highlights of the seminar will be:

  • Understanding new theories of meaning and loss
  • How to help recognise and help others in anticipatory grief
  • Tools in specific circumstances such as Alzheimer’s, sudden death and suicide
  • Dealing with the aftermath of disasters
  • How the new field of positive psychology can be used in healing grief
  • Understanding multiple grief models
  • Stages of grief and how to use them as an interventional model to assess grief
  • How schools should handle loss
  • Directives in developing a treatment plan and assisting in reducing suffering
  • Pitfalls of loss
  • Why children are often the forgotten grievers
  • Learn how forgiveness works and when it doesn’t
  • Grief in the workplace and how to handle co-workers grief
  • Creating resilience in grief
  • Effective vs non effective thinking after loss

Traumatic Grief and Complicated Loss, New Breakthroughs and Reliable Tools to Help Clients after Death, Divorce and other Losses: Best Practice to Restore Your Clients Lives after Loss
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Counselling, Psychiatric or mental health
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Event Managers
1 Day, 9am to 4:45pm
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End Date
7 points/hours
Price Details
Early bird rate: $338 (registrations prior to 31 August)
Meals Provided
66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000
SMC Conference & Function Centre (Sydney Masonic Centre)
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