Loss & Bereavement workshop

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Irish Hospice Foundation workshop: ‘Overview of Loss and Bereavement’


Date                                                             Time                           Presenter

Thursday 25th January 2018                    9.15am – 4.15pm      Brid Carroll



This workshop explores the journey of grief and loss for individuals who have experienced loss in various ways not just through death. It will illustrate ways that can enhance coping for the bereaved individual and help them process their grief.  The workshop will help participants to understand the normal reactions to grief and loss and explore how reactions can be more complex and require greater interventions.  Contemporary theories and models of grief and loss will be explored.  The workshop will be experiential in nature and suitable for both professionals and those working with people who have experienced loss and bereavement.


Learning Outcomes

 On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

•  gain enhanced skills and knowledge of grief and loss in various situations;
•  allow for reflection on the impact of loss in one’s life through the experiential element;
•  have a greater understanding of the working models of grief, thus providing frameworks for the experience;
•  through discussion will allow for an enriched experience of this difficult area in a safe setting;
•  apply the learning to various losses in our present changing times.


Presenter Profile

Brid Carroll
Coming from an educational background Brid is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor with a special interest in bereavement and loss. She holds a Masters in Bereavement Studies from RCSI Dublin and a Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood Bereavement from St. Christopher’s Hospice London.  Brid is presently working in the south east with families and children experiencing loss through bereavement, illness and separation.  She is a contributor to the Irish Hospice Foundation’s workshop series and is Coordinator of their Professional Certificate in Children and Loss.  Brid is presently the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network and a member of the Steering Committee of the Family Bereavement Network of Europe.  She has provided information talks throughout Ireland on grief and loss and has worked with many parents, families and children who are grieving the loss of their child, parent or sibling.



 The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.



 €100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.


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