• Workshop for individuals dealing with grief and loss

    Colleen Lindholm | October 22, 2014

    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 another one day Bereavement and Grief workshop on Saturday, November 15th , 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 on… so let's learn together how we can help each other." says facilitator and Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Grief Support, Colette Howery.

    “No matter what, we will all face loss of many kinds. Working through the journey together helps us to reconcile our grief and although life is never exactly as it was, there is hope. With the Holiday Season on the horizon, many of us wonder how we will ever manage.” Says 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 in the community to continue this program 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 Camrose Recreation Center, Community Room #3, will run from 9 am to 3:30 pm and includes lunch. To receive more information or to register, please contact the Camrose PCN at 780-608-4927. Space is limited so call today. Registrations will be taken until November 12th.

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