Understanding and Communicating With the Bereaved

Understanding and Communicating With the Bereaved
Type: Workshop
Location: Sydney, NSW
Presenter:  Mary Bryant
Level: Introductory
Audience: Funeral and cemetery workers, nurses, palliative care nurses, pastoral care workers, social workers

Workshop Overview:
 Understanding and Communicating with the Bereaved

Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This workshop is designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives. It is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients and customers after someone close to them has died.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an overview of Grief and Loss theory
  • Learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with bereaved people
  • Develop confidence talking about difficult and sensitive matters
  • Understand Self-care and its impact

Presenter Bio: Mary Bryant

MaryBryant has worked as a social worker, lecturer and counsellor for thirty years. Mary is currently the Manager of a Bereavement Counselling Service at a leading Sydney Hospital. In other roles Mary has worked  with people who have been diagnosed with cancer, people with a dementia diagnosis and their carers, people who experienced significant health challenges , as well as those in palliative care , supporting people who were dying and their families. . Mary is passionate about normalising reactions to grief which are too often misdiagnosed as anxiety disorders. Mary hopes to educate in a way that reduces fear and builds confidence in anyone that has an experience of grief or loss. She believes the human spirit is capable of extraordinary things when it is supported to be its truest self.

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Sydney
Level 1, 111 Harrington Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Date: Friday, 26th June 2020

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Early Bird Pricing: Early Bird Pricing will be available up until 2 weeks prior the workshop. After this date, the standard price will apply.

  • ACGB member: $295.00
  • Non-member price: $340.00

Standard Pricing:

  • ACGB member: $340.00
  • Non-member price: $395.00

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.

Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
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