• Grief and Bereavement Workshop: Saturday Feb 22nd

    Colleen Lindholm | January 23, 2014

    Workshop available in Bashaw for individuals dealing with bereavement and grief

    We all face loss, eventually. And often we – along with our friends, co-workers, and family members are not sure what supports are available.

    The Camrose Primary Care Network (PCN) is pleased to offer a one day Grief and Bereavement Workshop in Bashaw on Saturday, February 22nd, which will 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.

    “PCN physicians and staff are really pleased with the success of the grief and bereavement workshops which have been offered for over two years now. They recognize there is an opportunity to expand this program into our rural communities, such as Bashaw, for individuals facing loss in their lives, “states Stacey Strilchuk, Camrose PCN Executive Director. “ We are fortunate to have Colette and Donna Lynne to partner with for this workshop, and are so pleased to be able to collaborate with them in a way that is meaningful and relevant to people facing bereavement and grief.”

    This free workshop, being held at the Majestic Theatre in Bashaw will run from 9am to 4 pm and includes lunch. To receive more information or to register, please contact the Camrose PCN at 780-608-4927 or visit the Grief and Bereavement page. Space is limited so call today. Registrations will be taken until February 19th.

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