Sunday 15th January 2017
10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Workshop 8 – Liz Gleeson – Grief and Loss
A few spaces still remain for this workshop. We will look at some of the theories and models of grief and explore their relevance to bereaved clients that we may be working with. In particular, we will explore contemporary models such as the dual process model and continuous bonds. We will meet some of the research that informs best practice for working with bereaved individuals as well as understanding what ‘normal’ grief is and be able to identify complicated grief. We will spend time looking at how to identify complicated grief and gaining insight as to how to support clients with complicated/prolonged grief or those who have bereavement overload. We will do some exercises that will help us to reflect on our own losses and broaden our understanding of what loss is from a variety of different perspectives (LGB, special needs, children, anticipatory grief and disenfranchised grief). We will also explore the use of ritual, symbol and metaphor and how they can be employed to support bereaved individuals, families and communities. There are no pre-requisites except a willingness to turn-up and be open to the experience. This workshop is NOT suitable for someone who has been bereaved in the past 12 months.
Liz Gleeson Biography – In June 2015, Liz achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Bereavement Studies with the Irish Hospice Foundation and the RCSI (1st Class Hons. TBC end June 2015). She has also completed training in Complicated Grief with Kathy Shear. Liz works in private practice offering bereavement support to individuals and also runs bereavement support groups in the Wicklow area. She is currently undertaking research on how grief is stored in the body. Liz is also a dramatherapist qualified since 2004. She has been facilitating groups since 2001 and is experienced and professional in her approach. She has brought dramatherapy to a variety of community groups including work with the elderly, primary schools, adults with mental health issues and children with special needs. Her work has brought her as far away as Chennai, India where she worked with 16 young people in an orphanage for children with special needs. Liz regularly taught on the MA Dramatherapy programme in NUI Maynooth, as tutor and as Playback Theatre facilitator after graduating with first class honours in 2004. She also developed and delivered a module for the Social Care Degree programme in IT Tallaght: ‘Creative Approaches to Social Care’ from 2008 – 2010. She is currently a student of Open Floor Movement Therapy.
Please find a booking form HERE for download and posting, or you may book and pay through our website https://iahip.org/payments.