Grief: 6 Week Course
Grief is an extraordinarily complex and unique experience for everyone, and one that often arrives with little warning. Death is a significant teacher. It teaches us about the impermanence of everything so that we might appreciate the life that we have more fully.
There’s no right or way wrong to grieve. But death often impacts our lives when we least expect it and we can never truly be prepared for what it brings. Our new Grief course has been developed as a support network for those who have dealt with death; from current grieving, to processing the past, or for those seeking guidance around loss.
Religion-free, this 6 week course will equip you with practical strategies for managing the anxiety and mood shifts that stem from grief, while exploring methods to process loss. Dealing with blame and guilt through forgiveness and self-compassion exercises, our registered clinical psychologist April Ash will guide you to find meaning in your experience, understand the effects of grief on your mind, and to truly establish your own grief process; allowing you to deeply honour the one you have lost.
This Course Has
Been Created to Help
- If you’ve lost a loved one, at any point in your life.
- If you feel as though grief/loss is still impacting your life in some way.
- If you’re looking for new ways to cope with grief.
- If you’re looking to stay connected to your loved one.
What Will You Learn?
- Grief & how grief affects us
- Personal application of grief
- Establishing & understanding your own grief process
- Learning how to sit with grief and your emotions through mindfulness meditation
- Understanding the importance of grounding & processing
- Learning about self care through grief
- How to set up self care practice
- Processing the loss of the future; creating a new narrative that’s integrated with the past
- Self compassion and forgiveness for more complex emotions around grief
- Regret + Guilt / things left unsaid
- Connecting with the deceased through ritual and remembrance + meditation
- Learning about Legacy: Coping mechanisms for significant events (birthdays, significant anniversaries)
ABOUT APRIL ASH
April is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in mood, anxiety, relationships and identity, with a focus on grief, loss and bereavement.
“Grief and loss is one of the most human places we can emotionally go to. It is at the core of what makes us human; our capacity to love and form deep and wholehearted relationships with those around us. This connection always has a risk but despite this we brave it because the love and connection is greater than the risk.
The loss or disruption of this connection with someone whether it be through relationship loss, disability or death is shattering. Supporting someone who is sitting with incredible amounts of raw pain and vulnerability, and helping them find places of respite and meaning is honouring and deeply humbling. My grief and loss clients teach me more about what it is truly like to be human than any other." - April Ash
Please note: If you are currently grieving and are unsure if this is the right course for you,
please contact our reception on +61 2 9212 5469 to discuss further.
DURATION: 6 Week Course
DATE: 2nd June 2018 - 7th July 2018
TIME: 10am - 12pm
LOCATION: 33 Foster Street, Surry Hills