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“Companioning the bereaved is not about
analysing, fixing or resolving another’s grief.
Instead, it is about being totally present
to the mourner, even being a temporary
guardian of his soul.” — DR ALAN WOLFELT
The Grief of
Bereavement:
Companioning
the Bereaved
THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2015
9.30AM – 3.30PM
Treacy Centre
126 The Avenue, Parkville
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
Loss and Spirituality are intimately entwined. Loss forces
change on us. When loss or change comes we are often
unprepared. It is a time of chaos. We may feel totally
tossed off course. The grief of bereavement forces us to
face the deeper questions of our lives; questions about
our relationships, our values and the meaning of our lives.
What is the grief of bereavement in a Christian context?
What enables a person to be totally present to another’s
grief? What hinders? How does a person care for their
own needs as they support another?
Marea Richardson is Registered Guided
Imagery and Music Therapist (Music
Psychotherapy), Accredited Grief and Loss
Counsellor (NALAG) and Spiritual Director
working at Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality in Kew.
Marea works within a Christian perspective supporting
people towards greater emotional, spiritual and physical
well-being and has a special interest in supporting
people through bereavement and other grief related
life experiences.
The main focus for this workshop will be:
• Exploring the nature of grief in a Christian context
• Understanding how the type of attachment to the
deceased person influences the grief response
• The Mystery of Suffering
• Being with the bereaved – the role of compassion
• The importance of self awareness and self care
TO REGISTER
Participants will also be enabled, through discussion, case
studies and through the support of music to reflect on
their own experience of grief.
Registration Cost: $25 (incl. morning tea and lunch).
To register, please complete the attached booking form
and submit to the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation
by Thursday 16 April 2015. For any enquiries call Johanna
Carroll on 9926 5765 or [email protected]
Booking Form
PROGRAM
Please complete this form and submit to the Archbishop’s Office
for Evangelisation by Thursday 16 April 2015. For any enquiries
call Johanna Carroll on 9926 5765 or [email protected]
9.30am
Registration and Morning Tea
9.45am
Welcome and Introduction
10.00am
Session One
fax e-mail post
12.30pm
Lunch
1.30pm
Session Two
3.00pm
Close
9926 5767 (Attention: Johanna Carroll)
[email protected]
Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation
PO Box 146 East Melbourne VIC 8002
NOTE: PARKING AT THE TREACY CENTRE
Metre parking is available on The Avenue (park side) and Walker Street at $0.60 per hour (up to 11 hrs). Please bring exact
money as metres do not give change. Parking is also available at the Zoo located closest to The Avenue, situated on Elliot
Avenue, only a short walk from the Centre. Cost is $2 for 5 hours. Tram 19 from Elizabeth Street to Walker Street, (stop 16),
is also a quick, pleasant and easy ride from the city.
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The Grief of Bereavement - 23 April 2015
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