Workshops for Bereaved Parents 

I run workshops for bereaved parents and siblings. The aim of these workshops is to help those who are grieving to find a way to express their grief and begin or continue the transformational loss process.

From July 2021 I am also running a series of weekly two-hour online workshops for bereaved siblings. Click here for more information. 

Online Sessions for Bereaved Parents

Cathy is hosting a series of weekly two-hour workshops specifically for bereaved parents. Tickets can be bought either direct from Cathy, if you'd like to pay by BACS, via the Book Now button or if you wish to pay by card via Eventbrite. 

Self Care for Bereaved Parents

Living with loss is, at times, heart-breaking, living can feel like a slog especially is much of your time is taken up caring for others. Without sufficient self-care the impact on you may lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. You will be encouraged to consider your experience, to reflect on the stages of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and explore how/whether you are living in a way that reflects your own beliefs, values, and attitudes.

During this workshop you will be introduced to a range of activities to help you identify your own self-care strategy. You will have tools to help you identify your risk of compassion fatigue and sense of compassion satisfaction levels. By using clear aims and SMART objectives you will be able to have a bespoke plan that is unique to you and with achievable ways of helping you to maintain your self-care.

The fee for this workshop is £20

Saturday 16th October 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

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Transformational Loss for Bereaved Parents

You are forever changed, transformed by the loss of your child. Your experience of loss also changes and transforms over time as you adjust to the new normal and then learn to life without your son or daughter. 

As a result of Cathy's research exploring the experiences of bereaved parents and siblings, she has applied Mezirow’s phases of Transformational Learning* to grief. During this workshop you will be introduced to these ten phases and will consider how you can apply them to your own experience.  

Cathy’s will share examples from her research and previous work. You will be invited to bring their own experiences of the different phases so you can get the maximum benefit from the session. 

By applying these phases you may be able to identify which stage(s) you and your loved ones maybe at and to consider what sources of help and support would be most appropriate for you at that time. You will also be introduced to the ‘Snake and Arrows of Transformational Loss,’ a diagram created by Cathy that depicts the interaction of the different phases with each other and how someone moves from one phase to another in what could be quite an erratic manner.**

The fee for this workshop is £20

*Mezirow, J. (1991) Transformative dimensions in Adult learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. pp.168-9.

Saturday 13th November 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

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