Bereavement and Loss

The Bereavement and Loss programme is delivered online and is especially designed to provide valuable learning and skills to practitioners from any modality.

The programme:

  • helps delegates feel empowered, confident and emotionally available in their roles
  • enhances knowledge and skills
  • deepens awareness and helps understand and change delegates relationship with death and loss
  • offers opportunities to learn and practice in a safe environment

Method and Content– Theoretical input and experiential learning with opportunities to reflect, practice, discuss and process, in a safe and supportive environment.

The programme explores

  • Bereavement as a social issue
  • Key bereavement theories
  • Bereavement and loss in the specific context of the pandemic
  • Social and cultural factors that influence bereavement and our relationship to it
  • Bereavement and the Gestalt approach
  • Practical advice and case studies on how to work with bereavement, no least in the pandemic context

The Tutor – Urtzi Cristobal is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, a supervisor and tutor at the Gestalt Centre. He has over 10 years’ experience in palliative care and supervises therapists and doctors who work in the field. Urtzi teaches internationally to healthcare professionals in palliative care as well as professionals from the funeral sector.

Programme Courses

The programme includes two courses that are designed to complement each other. You are welcome to attend one or both.

Working with Bereavement: Theory and Practice

This 2 day module is for healthcare practitioners of any discipline, working with bereaved people wishing to understand the emotional and psychological journey involved and enhance their skills and confidence working with such experiences. It also welcomes individuals wishing to explore bereavement and loss in their life. It covers social and cultural aspects of bereavement, main theories and offers practical advice and support.

Dates: 11th & 18th May 2024
Times: 10am to 5pm with regular breaks
Fee: £260
Delivery: Online

Therapy with Bereaved Clients 

This one-day module complements the first and progresses from it. It is designed for counsellors, therapists and practitioners seeing bereaved clients.

The workshop is a stand-alone day and attendance at the earlier two-day course is not an essential entry requirement.  It does, however, require participants to be working with bereaved clients.

This workshop explores in-depth, relevant therapeutic matters through case studies, supervision sessions, experiential activities and role-plays. It also provides participants with opportunities to practice acquired knowledge and skills.

Date: 15th June 2024
Times: 10am-5pm with regular breaks
Fee: £160
Delivery: Online

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