• Grief and Bereavement Workshop, April 18th

    Colleen Lindholm | March 20, 2015

    Workshop available again for individuals dealing with grief and loss

    We all face loss, eventually. Co-workers, friends, family or even health care professionals can be uncomfortable with those who are acutely grieving—no matter what type of bereavement.

    The Camrose Primary Care Network is pleased to once again offer a one day Bereavement and Grief workshop on Saturday, April 18, 2015. 

    Professionally facilitated, by Colette Howery, RN and Donna Lynne Erickson, the workshop will help you to be present with those who are mourning. When it comes to bereavement, no one is an expert because each person and situation is unique. Learn how to be supportive in simple ways; understand how to bear witness to someone’s grief rather than to attempt to fix or cure sadness; and know that you can be an advocate for those who are overwhelmed with advice and cliches. Walking alongside another in their grief journey in itself is a learning experience. Learn how to create a safe space for others to work through their new reality without judgment. There is no cure, no drug, no therapy to return to the way things were before the loss event. But, there is hope. Getting through the hard work it takes to reconcile the reality of loss can be supported by those who desire to be grief helpers.

    “There are no experts in grief and loss. If you want to be helpful to someone who is bereaved, simply walk alongside them in their journey and let them teach you what is meaningful to them. These seminars are designed to educate, inspire and bring hope—often life-changing,” says Erickson.

    Howery states, "No one is exempt from the heartache of loss, so let us learn together how we can help each other.  This one day workshop offers information, education, inspiration and hope.”

    “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.”

    The free workshop, being held at the Camrose Recreation Centre, Community Room #3, will run from 9:00 to 3:30 and includes lunch and nourishment breaks. 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 April 15. 

    For more information, please contact:
    Colleen Lindholm
    Communications Lead
    Camrose Primary Care Network
    Bus: 780.608.4927

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