Loss is a common human experience and major part of life – every one of us will face the loss of a loved one at some time in our lives. Grief can hit us in other ways too, such as when we lose someone through dementia, addiction or divorce, or when we lose something significant, like the ability to have our own children or our physical health.
This course helps explain the different ways people react to grief, offers guidance on the most appropriate ways to support people and will also help you with your own grief when the time comes.
Véronique's compassion and own extensive experience of grief and supporting others really shines through this helpful course
Why take this course
In our Western culture death and dying have largely been taken into the realm of professionals, with many of us dying in hospital. Death is rarely a part of our conversations. Many don’t feel comfortable around the bereaved, they don’t know what to say or do for the best, or what to expect when faced with a bereaved person. This can make the experience of being bereaved very lonely, particularly as there are also many misunderstandings around grief, which can sometimes make matters worse.
Véronique is passionate about dispelling these myths and giving people a clear roadmap to demystify what is a normal, healthy response to the death of a loved one – and identify when professional help might be needed. As well as her own personal experiences of grief, she has supported countless others over the years through her professional role as a Human Givens practitioner as well as on a personal level.
This compassionate course, which is Illustrated with case histories and packed full of practical tips, will help you feel more confident when supporting grieving friends, patients, family or neighbours – and leave you better prepared for what to expect in your own times of grief.
What will you learn
- The common myths surrounding grief and bereavement – what’s true and what isn’t
- How differing cultural, religious and belief-based views impact on how people grieve
- What the science and the latest research tells us about the grieving process
- The 3 most common responses to the death of a loved one
- When grieving becomes a problem; complicated, avoidant or delayed grief
- Grieving for someone who is still alive
- Two different sorts of crying
- Pathological grieving – how to tell if professional help is needed
- Guilt and grieving over the loss of someone you feel you might have helped, e.g. suicide, drug or alcohol related death
- Why our innate emotional needs (part of our ‘human givens’) have a protective role
- Essential ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ for those wanting to support an individual who has lost a loved one – and how these can change over time or depending on the context
- How the circumstances around a death can affect how individuals grieve
- The impact of sudden, unexpected death
- What to expect in the early days following the loss of a loved one
- The value and use of ritual
- The role of our emotions – and why they can come up again out of the blue, sometimes years later
- How to help children and teenagers deal with death
- Living loss: grieving over e.g. divorce, infertility, caring for a loved one who is terminally ill, estrangement from friends or family members, the loss of job, or status, freedom, hope etc.
- The effects of trauma on the process of grief and when to detraumatise the memory
- How depression and trauma can impact on grieving
- Practical ways to help someone immersed in grief
- Creative strategies to avoid being overwhelmed – dipping in and out of grief
- The use of targeted specialist groups e.g. death by suicide, drugs, alcohol, the death of a child, of a life partner, cancer, sudden death, still birth, sepsis or Covid
- The use of social media
- Finding meaning and purpose after loss
- Re-engaging with life
- Integrating the changes.
Who is this course suitable for
This is a course for anyone who would like to understand more about grief, and the different ways loss can affect us, and to feel more confident in helping those who are bereaved.
The course is presented in a clear, practical way without psychobabble to make it as readily accessible and helpful to as many people as possible.
Register your interest
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This online course is split into 3 modules, each of which are broken down further into different sections of videos clips delivered in English. There are also course notes for you to download, plus additional reading information and a range of helpful links.
You can take as long as you like to work your way through this online course on Grief and Bereavement and can view it as many times as you like.
Once you have completed the course, you will receive a CPD certificate.