Grief and loss in clinical practice
In this one-day workshop facilitated by Paula Fenn we will be exploring a variety of dimensions of grief and loss. This includes not only considerations of how death affects people, and how to assess whether clients' presentations of bereavement can be assessed as 'normal' or 'complicated', but also how there are a range of losses which can have moderate or severe effects upon clients. Death is essentially only one form of loss and other losses are incredibly pervasive throughout life.
We will travel through these many dimensions of loss and give consideration to deprivation losses, assumptive world losses, tangible losses and developmental losses.
Significant deaths can create a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive manifestations and in this workshop we will reflect upon these aspects and how they present in clinical practice. From the standpoint of the practitioner we will give consideration to the role of what Worden terms 'The Mediators of Mourning' and further explore this, and other, 'Models of Mourning'.
In addition to the above we will open up the realm of how grief affects the energy body and can become encoded within the mind and body. In this new territory you will learn alternative ways to give consideration to the impact of loss upon your clients and yourself, whilst also learning new ways to address the dense blockages which can be created.
This workshop will not only consolidate attendee's prior knowledge of grief work but will also expand your awareness of contemporary styles of thinking and working in this field. In addition it will provide room for self-reflection upon your own wounds and how they can potentially be catalysed in positive and negative ways in the therapeutic and transferential dyad.
This workshop is recommended for counsellors, therapists, holistic practitioners and also non-practicing individuals who wish to explore the very human condition of grief and loss on a continuum of experience.
The workshop runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Sunday 3rd July. For the full day workshop the attendance fee is £60 and CPD certificates are available upon request.
If you have any questions about the workshop or would like to book your place please contact me via Counselling Directory, or either firstname.lastname@example.org or 07540 326049.
About the host
Paula Fenn is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in the Bath area. She holds a masters degree in counselling but is also trained and experienced in energy healing, crystal therapy, hypnosis, spirit release and past life regression. In her classes she aims to communicate a fusion between traditional and contemporary concepts.