Understanding Grief and Loss — Indigenous Healing

Understanding Grief and Loss — Indigenous Healing
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Rosemary Wanganeen

Webinar Overview


This webinar will present a culturally appropriate Aboriginal designed model called the Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief that integrates into a non-Aboriginal loss and grief model derived from ‘lived experiences’. It is focussed towards highly developed professionals in the justice and health industries.

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar you will:

  • Understand through the Seven Phases how and why the presenter had a ‘contemporary major grief reaction’ that was not just a physical experience but a deeply spiritual one. In so doing, you will learn the value in ‘hearing voices’ that are spiritually bases and not a part of a mental illness.
  • Understand through the presentation of the Seven Phases how critical it is to understand how childhood and adolescent losses and unresolved grief can ‘stunt’ mental and emotional growth, causing immaturity in adulthood for life, unless a culturally appropriate grieving process is available. Participants will learn what are ‘inner children and adolescents’ versus an ‘inner child’.
  • Through the Seven Phases, participants will learn why the loss of traditional culture is critical to understand when supporting Aboriginal people. In so doing will learn how suppressing ancestral grief becomes intergenerational which then compounds and complicates contemporary Aboriginal losses and unresolved grief.
  • Participants will learn why traditional Aboriginal culture had developed a multitude of systems that gave them not just practices to survive but thrive over 60,000yrs, including traditional grieving ceremonies for the health and wellbeing of their physical body.
  • Participants will learn why traditional Aboriginal culture had developed a multitude of systems that gave them not just practices to survive but thrive over 60,000yrs, including traditional grieving ceremonies that maintained the health and wellbeing of the spirit ‘staying’ connected to the physical body.
  • Participants will learn how the Seven Phases had the capacity to develop a culturally appropriate counselling program & workshops:
    1. Bi-cultural Awareness, Safety for Inclusion workshop
    2. Aboriginal Loss, Grief and Suicide Prevention workshop
    3. Become your own Advocate workshop
  • Participants will understand why it’s important to develop a new discipline called Griefology to train Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students who are seeking a culturally appropriate approach to preventing ‘Aboriginal’ disadvantage and help Aboriginal people develop ‘Aboriginal’ prosperity.

 

Presenter Biography

Rosemary Wanganeen

Rosemary is a proud South Australian Aboriginal woman! She founded the Sacred Site Within Healing Centre in 1993 preceded by Australian Institute for Loss and Grief in 2005. She applied her personal ‘lived experiences’ to research and develop her now published Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief. As a Griefologist she’s been accepted into Adelaide University for her Master in Philosophy with a view to completing a PHD to further develop griefology as a new discipline. Her proudest moments:

  1. Presenting to Psychiatric trainees of the SA Psychiatry Board Committee in 2016 & July 2018
  2. SA Health – A Finalist in Mental Health Excellence Awards (2016)
  3. Outstanding Health Project/Program - Aboriginal Health Council (SA) NAIDOC Health Awards 2016

 

Webinar Details

Date

22 May, 2019

Times

Victoria: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEST
New South Wales: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEST
Tasmania: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AET
South Australia: 2:30pm - 4:00pm ACST
Queensland: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEST
Northern Territory: 2:30pm - 4:00pm ACST
Western Australia: 1:00pm - 2:30pm AWST

If you're unable to attend at the scheduled time but you would still like to purchase this webinar please register and regardless of attendance at the scheduled time you will be sent a recording of the webinar to view at your leisure. This recording will remain available for three months.

Prices

  • Member $50
  • Non Member $75

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs.

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms & Conditions

ACGB's program and program content is copyrighted. Its use and dissemination is restricted and unauthorised duplication is prohibited. Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. Individual Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast or DVD for personal viewing. Multi-Viewer Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast for streaming from one computer to a group of people or the DVD for viewing at one location. CE Credits for this program may only be obtained through ACGB. CE instructions will be provided to the registered contact for the organisation (or to the registered individual) prior to the live air date and to attendees at the end of the program.

When
22/05/2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where
Webinar

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