Bereavement and Loss Training

Bereavement Loss Training.
Bereavement Loss and Traumatic Death Helping the Survivors. Trauma is a distressing event in which a person often feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically. Most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, e.g. a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, or a natural disaster. Many people recover from trauma, but for others, the effects of trauma are lasting, causing a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion. Often, the support, guidance, and assistance of health professionals are fundamental to healing from trauma.Our training explores issues arising from those who have experienced traumatic loss in their lives, and, while including some theoretical inputs, is participative and experiential in nature. It has long been believed that for every death by suicide 6 – 10 people were impacted by that death. Recent international research has now clearly demonstrated that this figure is clearly wrong. The figure now appears to be 136 people impacted, with 44 of these close to the deceased. As humans it is believed that we operate in networks of approximately 50 people. As such for each Traumatic Death the deceased persons network is impacted. This includes family, both immediate and extended, friends, work colleagues, school or college friends, sports bodies and indeed the worplace. This indicates that the public health concern in relation to bereavement through this most traumatic of circumstances is far greater than previously believed. For us to be able to support the bereaved we must have a clear understanding of what they may be going through and how we can support them. Such support can be provided across differant levels such as being there and present. We alsoo need to be able to provide relevant, correct information to the bereaved which normalises their experience as a bereaved person. The availability of such information is essential along with support groups, bereavement counselling and indeed access to psychology and psychiatric services when required. The important message to understand, is that the long term outcomes for suicide bereaved is similar to other forms of bereavement and that the vast majority of the bereaved can, and do come through their experience with the support of their network.
Our training day explores the following areas
1 Defining types trauma
2 Why are reactions to traumatic death differant
3 Psychosocial difficulties after traumatic death
4 How do you identify those who may be impacted in a community
5 Circles of support
6 Modulation model for trauma
7 Grief
8 The personal impact of secondary traumatic stress

Dates of workshops

  • 30 March 2019 Woodlands Hotel, Waterford
  • 27 April 2019 Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork
  • 10 May 2019 Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
  • 11 May 2019 Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway