Get more info about IHF Forum on End of Life 2024; IHF’s biennial national conference on dying, death and bereavement.
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Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and the Journey of Grief will consider how mindfulness and compassion techniques can be used to resource both the bereaved and those who support them on the grief journey.
Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Bereavement and Loss focuses on the impact of bereavement and additional losses for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities through an exploration of the relevant psychological models.
Grieving as a Family Carer will explore the nature of some of the losses experienced by Family Carers, provide insight into elements that impact on how these losses are experienced and provide guidance on supporting a Family Carer who is grieving
Loss and Grief in Later Life will be experiential in nature using multi-media, group work techniques and mindfulness. It will draw on the current literature and theory in loss and grief in later life. How grief is experienced across various cultures will be also explored.
Handling Difficult Calls or Interactions for First-line Staff will support non-clinical staff (e.g. administrative/secretarial/front-office personnel, domestic and catering staff, porters and maintenance staff) to professionally handle difficult calls (or interactions) involving grief and loss.
Grief in the Workplace: A Manager’s Guide will examine effective workplace support across 4 key areas: environment, people, practices and governance and how good grief support can contribute to better employee wellbeing.
This workshop will reflect on how we can help people facing death to carefully explore what is important to them and what would support their emotional wellbeing. It will examine whether preparation for and warning of a death can play a positive role in later grieving. We will look at the demanding, often challenging and conflicting issues that arise for people who are ill and what we might do or say to support them. The main focus will be on the needs of adults, but we will also consider the needs of children. The format will include presentation, group discussions and it will be experiential and interactive throughout.
It is estimated Prolonged/Complicated Grief effects up to 10% of bereaved people. It is characterised by serious impairment in functioning and an inability to engage satisfactorily with everyday life. It does not respond well to traditional therapy methods and new protocols are being developed to treat it. This workshop is primarily aimed at therapists who provide counselling services to bereaved clients (e.g. Psychotherapists, Counsellors or Counselling Psychologists).