• Grief and Bereavement Workshop November 2nd

    Colleen Lindholm | October 1, 2013

    Camrose PCN partners with Kalyna PCN to bring Grief & Bereavement workshop to Daysland Nov 2nd

    Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about may be painful. You may experience various emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you are feeling will never go away. These are normal reactions to a significant loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. This workshop will provide you with healthy ways to cope with the pain and in time can renew you and help you move on.       

    The Kalyna Country and Camrose Primary Care Network (PCN) are pleased to partner in offering a one-day Bereavement and Grief workshop on Saturday, November 2nd.  It will help explain the differences between bereavement, grief and mourning.  

    This workshop is for people who are coping with grief and loss, as well as for people interested in becoming “grief helpers” – co-workers, family members or even physicians and health care professionals supporting people going through a loss.  Participants will learn:

    • The difference between Bereavement, Grief and Mourning
    • Stages of Grief
    • Common Symptoms of Grief
    • Coping with Grief; and
    • How to Access Appropriate Community Resources


    “No one is exempt from the heartache of losing a loved one...so let's learn together how we can help each other," says facilitator and Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Grief Support, Colette Howery.

    “Walking alongside another person in the grief journey is in itself a learning experience. There are no set rules or steps or instructions to fix those who mourn. Life changes with each loss experienced. Learn how to create a safe place for people to work through their new reality—without judgment or shame. There is no cure, no drug, no power to get things back to the way it was before the loss event. But there is hope,” adds Certified Grief Trainer Donna Lynn Erickson who also facilitates the workshop.

    “One of our PCN goals is to encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness within the community,” states Brian Match, Kalyna Country PCN Executive Director. “Support for those facing grief and bereavement helps us to achieve these goals. The emotional well being of individuals who live in the communities the PCN serves is important to us.”

    “I am very pleased to be able to partner with Brian and the Kalyna Country PCN in offering this valuable workshop,” states Stacey Strilchuk, Camrose PCN Executive Director. “Our Camrose PCN Daysland family physicians have been very supportive of this education being offered in their community and to their patients – recognzing there is need.” 

    This free workshop, being held at the Daysland Community Hall, will run from 10am to 4 pm and includes lunch. To receive more information or to register, please contact the Kalyna Country PCN at 780-336-0190 or visit www.kalynapcn.com. Space is limited so call today. Registrations will be taken until October 30th. 

    Click here to view the event poster.

    For more information, please contact:
    Laurel Weisgerber
    Communications Coordinator
    Kalyna Country Primary Care Network
    Bus:  780.336.3161
    Cell: 780.385.0128

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