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Professional Development Workshops 2019



Tauranga Workshops
October 2019


Trauma Workshop - Monday 14th October 2019
The nature and impact of trauma and ways to provide support


This day workshop is designed for anyone working with and supporting those who have experienced trauma in their lives, of any kind. It will highlight key knowledge, latest research, core skills, and resources to help participants provide compassionate, appropriate support.

Further details:
Time: 9.30am - 3pm
Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga
Cost: $150 plus GST

For further details please click here or to register please email Siobhan 

It's So Weird - Tuesday 15th October 2019
Understanding, supporting and empowering teenagers who are coping with difficult times of change, loss and grief.

Further details:
Time: 10am - 1.30pm
Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga
Cost: $95 plus GST

For further details please click here or to register please email Siobhan 


Napier Workshops
October 2019

When Anxiety Builds - and intrudes - Wednesday 23rd October, 1pm - 4.30am

Times of difficult change, loss, grief and trauma often bring increased levels of anxiety. For some – children, teens or adults – anxiety may begin to interfere with their daily life and relationships, and how they see their world and future. What exactly is anxiety and what causes it? How can it affect different people? How can we support and empower those coping with anxiety in difficult circumstances? What tools, resources and strategies are available? When is it wise to refer?

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Further Details
Time:
 1pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier
Cost: $57 plus GST (the costs of this workshop has been kindly subsidised by STAROS Trust)


For further details please click here or to register please email Siobhan 

When Helping Others Hurts - Thursday 24th October, 9am - 12.30pm


For professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief, and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Further Details
Time:
 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier
Cost: $57 plus GST (the costs of this workshop has been kindly subsidised by STAROS Trust)


For further details please click here or to register please email Siobhan 


Healer Heal Thyself
30th October 2019 - Auckland

A one day workshop presented by Liese Groot-Alberts

To be effective and stay healthy in our role we need to take care of ourselves first. 

Self-care in this context is viewed as having two aspects. Firstly, we need to nurture ourselves physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. The second aspect is more challenging but vitally important; for without self-reflection and self-awareness, we are less likely to be able to facilitate meaning, healing and hope in others and are more likely to project our own issues and needs onto those we care for. We are also more likely to develop ‘burnout’ or ‘compassion fatigue’ at great personal cost. 


Further Details
Time:
9.30am-5pm
Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland
Cost: $150 plus GST

For further details please click here or to register please email Siobhan

 


Trauma Workshop
Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Auckland
The nature and impact of trauma and ways to provide support


This day workshop is designed for anyone working with and supporting those who have experienced trauma in their lives, of any kind. It will highlight key knowledge, latest research, core skills, and resources to help participants provide compassionate, appropriate support.

Further details:
Time: 9.30am - 3pm
Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Blamoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland 
Cost: $150 plus GST

For further details please click here or to register please email Siobhan


Community Talk 2019
Managing Grief at Holiday Times
Presented by Nola Forsyth
Wednesday 27th November 2019

We invite you to join us for a free community talk which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time, but the holiday season, along with special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Wednesday 27th November - Orewa Presbyterian Church, Orewa
10am - 11am


Please email Siobhan if you would like to attend.



 

Past Events

 

Self-Harm
Wellington - 6th August 2019
Auckland - 15th August 2019

Gaining additional insight through relevant research, the voices of clients, peer discussion and guidance on working effectively to support clients who self-harm.

This half day workshop is designed to equip helping professionals and volunteers with key knowledge, skills, and resources to be able to provide informed, compassionate, appropriate support for those who self-harm. This is an educational, discursive and interactive workshop.


About the presenter:
Dr Fiona Pienaar has had a career in education, research and mental health; both clinical and operational. With a life journey spanning South Africa, New Zealand and the UK. She has recently been involved, as Chief Clinical Officer, in setting up a digital service in the UK called Shout Crisis Text Line which is a charity funded by The Royal Foundation, as a legacy project out of the four young Royals’ Heads Together campaign. In a pilot year which saw 70,000 conversations held with people seeking help in a crisis, 41% of those conversations involved talking about suicide and self-harm. Fiona has previously delivered presentations in the UK that focused on self-harm and has been fortunate to collaborate with and attend international conferences with some of the world’s leading experts on the topic. Fiona has continued to maintain a small private practice with both clients and supervisees, wherever she is in the world.

Wellington Workshop - further details here
Date: Tuesday 6th August 2019 - 9.30am-1pm
Venue: All Saints Church and Conference Centre, 90 Hamilton Road, Hataitai
Cost: $95 plus GST


Auckland Workshop - further details here
Date: Thursday 15th August 2019 - 9.30am-1pm
Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Rd, Auckland
Cost: $95 plus GST

To register for either of these workshops please email Siobhan


Conversations about Loss
22nd August 2019
MBS Flexispace, Massey University, Auckland

Overview of the training

In this experiential workshop presented by Maureen Frayling we will explore dominant and recent discourses about death, grief, and loss. We will consider what models of grief dominate and how we might shift from the pathologizing of grief toward ideas that incorporate the multiple stories of resilience, culture, and ongoing relationships with the deceased. The day will include conversations with people who have experienced loss. You will also be asked to review your own responses to the losses you have experienced and how these losses contribute and enhance your work with others.

Cost

$250 for professionals
$200 for Massey University staff (permanent and fixed term)
$125 for students (Full-time students only)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register

Registration: Click here for further details or to register click here
 


National Conference
Loss and Grief in our Diverse Community

5th July 2019
University of Auckland Tamaki Campus - see map here

We invite you to join us for the Grief Centre’s National Conference on Loss and Grief in our Diverse Community. Aotearoa New Zealand is composed of many diverse communities of people within our wider community - each with special qualities and experiences. We are delighted to bring together these prominent speakers for a unique opportunity to increase our understanding when supporting people from diverse backgrounds.

We have some wonderful speakers covering the following topics:

  • Loss and Grief in the Disabled Community – Susan Sherrard
  • Loss, Grief, and the Changing Face of Relationship and Family – Margaret Agee
  • Loss and Grief and the LGBTQI community – Nathan Gaunt
  • Religion and the Loss and Grief Journey - Mary Caygill
  • Loss and grief in Chronic, Long-term, or Terminal Illness - Liese Groot-Alberts

Further Details and Registration

Date: Friday 5th July 2019

Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Venue: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus, Corner Morrin & Merton Roads, St Johns, Auckland

Cost: $199 plus GST - please note this includes all refreshments, including morning and afternoon tea, a delicious lunch, and a drinks and nibbles reception at the end of the day.

To register: click here to register online or email Siobhan or phone 09 418 1457 for further information

The agenda can also be printed by clicking here



Facilitating Hope in Times of Despair
Wednesday 5th June 2019

*Change of venue*

This workshop aims to explore how we can facilitate despair and hope in the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual quadrants.

Hope has a very strong healing power in dealing with illness, grief, loss and trauma experiences. Life and suffering are inextricably linked. Hope and despair sit closely together, despair being defined as suffering without meaning.

We will explore ways to use hope as a bridge to transcend from the past into the future with renewed energy and find the power to take the next step.

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Venue: Fairway Events Centre, 17A Silverfield, Wairau Valley, Auckland 0627 (*NEW VENUE*)

Cost: $150 plus GST

For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.



Christchurch Workshops
Traumatic Grief - Tuesday 21st May 2019
After A Suicide - Wednesday 22nd May 2019
When Helping Others Hurts - Thursday 23rd May 2019


Traumatic Grief
21st May 2019 9.30am- 1pm

This half day workshop is designed for anyone supporting those who have experienced traumatic loss in their lives. It will highlight key knowledge, latest research, core skills, and resources to help participants provide compassionate and appropriate support.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.


After A Suicide
22nd May 2019 1pm - 4.30pm

This half day workshop is designed to equip helping professionals and volunteers with key knowledge, skills, and resources to be able to provide compassionate, appropriate support for those bereaved by a suicide death.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

When Helping Others Hurts
23rd May 2019 9.30am - 1pm

For professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

 


Embracing Difference to create a Bridge to Healing

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

“The Lament of a Broken Heart: mourning and grieving in different cultures.

How acceptance of difference creates a bridge for healing and hope”.


This new one day workshop presented by Liese Groot-Alberts will explore difference and will look at how it can affect the relationship we have with our clients and their grief-journey.

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $150 plus GST


For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

New Plymouth Workshops
When Anxiety Builds - Tuesday 9th April 2019
When Helping Others Hurts - Wednesday 10th April 2019


When Anxiety Builds
9th April - 1pm - 4.30pm

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Venue: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

When Helping Others Hurts
10th April 2019 - 9.30am - 1pm

This workshop is for professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 1pm – 4.30pm
  • Venue: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.
When Helping Others Hurts
Wednesday 27th February 2019

This workshop is for professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Time: 9.30am-1pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $95 plus GST

About the presenter - Tricia Hendry

Tricia is well-known as a grief, trauma, and resilience specialist, a published author, and a workshop presenter. Her presentations are engaging, informative, and interactive.

“I wish I had this training 10 years ago. Absolutely changed me and my understanding of self and what I can do to help clients and families”

Marlene du Toit-Parks, Heart Kids NZ

For further details or to register please contact Siobhan.


Community Talks 2018
Managing Grief at Holiday Times
Presented by Nola Forsyth
Various dates - see below for details

We invite you to join us for a free community talk which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time, but the holiday season, along with special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Wednesday 21st November - Orewa Presbyterian Church, Orewa
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden 
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Tuesday 27th November - Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Please email Siobhan for further details.

 

When Anxiety Builds - and intrudes
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Auckland


Supporting adults, children and teenagers through anxious times

Times of difficult change, loss, grief and trauma often bring increased levels of anxiety. For some – children, teens or adults – anxiety may begin to interfere with their daily life and relationships, and how they see their world and future. What exactly is anxiety and what causes it? How can it affect different people? How can we support and empower those coping with anxiety in difficult circumstances? What tools, resources and strategies are available? When is it wise to refer?
 

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 9.30am – 1pm
  • Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland 1024
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details or to register please contact Siobhan.

National Conference

Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief
Friday 31st August

We invite you to join us for the Grief Centre's National Conference on Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief. Aotearoa New Zealand is a multi-cultural society - we are delighted to bring together these prominent speakers for a unique opportunity to increase our understanding when supporting people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Maori Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Matua Rawiri Wharemate
  • Chinese Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Candy Vong
  • Indian Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Mallika Krishnamurthy
  • Mourning and Grieving in Different Cultures - Healing the Pain of Suicide - Liese Groot-Alberts


Details and Registration
Date: Friday 31st August 2018
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Cost: $190 plus GST - please note this includes all refreshments, including morning and afternoon tea, a delicious lunch, and a drinks and nibbles reception at the end of the day.
To register: Email Siobhan to register or phone 09 418 1457 for further information.


Movie Fundraiser - Save The Date!
Thursday 19th July at 6pm, Bridgeway, Northcote


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We'd love you to come and join us at The Bridgeway in Northcote for our movie fundraiser 'Mamma Mia 2' -  it's going to be a fun evening with pre-movie raffle prizes and a chance to mingle.

Please do spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about the evening, so we can really make the event a success. Any profits made go to The Grief Centre, so we can continue our great work supporting others in the community. If you have any queries, please email the office.

Movie Fundraiser - How to book and pay for your tickets:

Cost: $25 - this includes entrance fee and a glass of wine (or ice cream)
Date: Thursday 19th July 2018
tart time: 6.00pm for a mingle, drink and raffle. Movie starts at 6.30pm.
Location: The Bridgeway, 122 Queen Street, Northcote, 0627

Payment of Tickets: by Bank Transfer, remember to state your ‘First Name’ and ‘Surname’ and ‘MOVIE’
How do I get my ticket(s)?: Collect your ticket(s) on the night which will be under the name used on the bank transfer. There will be a table in the cinema foyer and the Grief Centre team to greet you

Our Bank Transfer Details:

Account Name: Grief Support and Education Charitable Trust
Account Number: 010277 0183102 00
Branch: ANZ Birkenhead
Reference: First Name and Surname
Code: MOVIE
 


Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops 2018:These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

Auckland Workshops

Thursday 21st June: After A Suicide - $95 per person plus GST

Friday 22nd June: When Helping Others Hurts - $95 person plus GST


Contact Siobhan for more information about each workshop


Grief Centre Bereavement Support Groups 2018:

Auckland City General Bereavement Support Group starting 19th June 2018 - please email to register
Birkenhead General Bereavement Support Group - please email to express your interest in a late 2018 group 
Henderson General Bereavement Support Group - please email to be added to the waiting list for early 2019 group

Support GroupsOur support groups are  where you join with others to explore your thoughts, feelings, assumptions and challenges as you look to life after the death of a loved one.
Each support group is set up for those who have experienced a bereavement sometime in the last few years, it is an opportunity to meet with others who may have been through similar experiences. Registrations are essential - email your interest.

If you are looking for a support group in your area, email office@griefcentre.org.nz  or you can check our support group page here.

Getting Through Grief - Community Talks in November 2017

Come along to our free community talks which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and
provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time. But the holiday season, along with
special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Presented by Nola Forsyth. Nola is a counsellor and professional supervisor for The Grief Centre, who supports people at a time when they are feeling vulnerable and assists them to find personal strength, well being and hope for life ahead


Managing Grief At Holiday Times 

  • Tuesday 28th November, 6.30pm - 7.30pm – St Heliers Bay Community Centre, Bay Room, 100 St Heliers Bay Road
  • Wednesday 29th November, 1pm-2pm – Highland Park Community House, Park View Room, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland ParkDavis Funerals logo-175-796

Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops - November 2017:

These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

To contact Siobhan for more information, click on the relevant workshop below. Each workshop costs $95 + gst:

When Helping Others Hurts – 22nd November 1pm-4pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 23rd November 9.30am-12.30pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 28th November 9.30am-12.30pm, All Saints Church Conference Centre, Hataitai, Wellington


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Upcoming Events at The Grief Centre

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Please watch the website for news of upcoming events or contact us to join our mailing list


Professional Development Workshops 2019



Christchurch Workshops
Traumatic Grief - Tuesday 21st May 2019
After A Suicide - Wednesday 22nd May 2019
When Helping Others Hurts - Thursday 23rd May 2019


Traumatic Grief
21st May 2019 9.30am-  1pm

This half day workshop is designed for anyone supporting those who have experienced traumatic loss in their lives. It will highlight key knowledge, latest research, core skills, and resources to help participants provide compassionate and appropriate support.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.


After A Suicide
22nd May 2019 1pm - 4.30pm

This half day workshop is designed to equip helping professionals and volunteers with key knowledge, skills, and resources to be able to provide compassionate, appropriate support for those bereaved by a suicide death.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

When Helping Others Hurts
23rd May 2019 9.30am - 1pm

For professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

 


Facilitating Hope in Times of Despair
Wednesday 5th June 2019


This workshop aims to explore how we can facilitate despair and hope in the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual quadrants.

Hope has a very strong healing power in dealing with illness, grief, loss and trauma experiences. Life and suffering are inextricably linked. Hope and despair sit closely together, despair being defined as suffering without meaning.

We will explore ways to use hope as a bridge to transcend from the past into the future with renewed energy and find the power to take the next step.

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $150 plus GST

For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.
 


National Conference
Loss and Grief in our Diverse Community

5th July 2019
University of Auckland Tamaki Campus

We invite you to join us for the Grief Centre’s National Conference on Loss and Grief in our Diverse Community. Aotearoa New Zealand is composed of many diverse communities of people within our wider community - each with special qualities and experiences. We are delighted to bring together these prominent speakers for a unique opportunity to increase our understanding when supporting people from diverse backgrounds.

We have some wonderful speakers covering the following topics:

  • Loss and Grief in the Disabled Community – Susan Sherrard
  • Loss, Grief, and the Changing Face of Relationship and Family – Margaret Agee
  • Loss and Grief and the LGBTQI community – Nathan Gaunt
  • Religion and the Loss and Grief Journey - Mary Caygill
  • Loss and grief in Chronic, Long-term, or Terminal Illness - Liese Groot-Alberts

Further Details and Registration

Date: Friday 5th July 2019

Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Venue: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus, Corner Morrin & Merton Roads, St Johns, Auckland

Cost: $195 plus GST - please note this includes all refreshments, including morning and afternoon tea, a delicious lunch, and a drinks and nibbles reception at the end of the day.

To register: click here to register online or email Siobhan or phone 09 418 1457 for further information

The agenda can also be printed by clicking here

Conversations about Loss
22nd August 2019
MBS Flexispace, Massey University, Auckland

Overview of the training

In this experiential workshop presented by Maureen Frayling we will explore dominant and recent discourses about death, grief, and loss. We will consider what models of grief dominate and how we might shift from the pathologizing of grief toward ideas that incorporate the multiple stories of resilience, culture, and ongoing relationships with the deceased. The day will include conversations with people who have experienced loss. You will also be asked to review your own responses to the losses you have experienced and how these losses contribute and enhance your work with others.

Cost

$250 for professionals
$200 for Massey University staff (permanent and fixed term)
$125 for students (Full-time students only)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register

Registration: Click here for further details or to register click here



 

Past Events

 
Embracing Difference to create a Bridge to Healing
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

“The Lament of a Broken Heart: mourning and grieving in different cultures.

How acceptance of difference creates a bridge for healing and hope”.


This new one day workshop presented by Liese Groot-Alberts will explore difference and will look at how it can affect the relationship we have with our clients and their grief-journey.

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $150 plus GST


For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

New Plymouth Workshops
When Anxiety Builds - Tuesday 9th April 2019
When Helping Others Hurts - Wednesday 10th April 2019


When Anxiety Builds
9th April - 1pm - 4.30pm

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Venue: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

When Helping Others Hurts
10th April 2019 - 9.30am - 1pm

This workshop is for professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 1pm – 4.30pm
  • Venue: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.
When Helping Others Hurts
Wednesday 27th February 2019

This workshop is for professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Time: 9.30am-1pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $95 plus GST

About the presenter - Tricia Hendry

Tricia is well-known as a grief, trauma, and resilience specialist, a published author, and a workshop presenter. Her presentations are engaging, informative, and interactive.

“I wish I had this training 10 years ago. Absolutely changed me and my understanding of self and what I can do to help clients and families”

Marlene du Toit-Parks, Heart Kids NZ

For further details or to register please contact Siobhan.


Community Talks 2018
Managing Grief at Holiday Times
Presented by Nola Forsyth
Various dates - see below for details

We invite you to join us for a free community talk which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time, but the holiday season, along with special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Wednesday 21st November - Orewa Presbyterian Church, Orewa
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden 
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Tuesday 27th November - Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Please email Siobhan for further details.

 

When Anxiety Builds - and intrudes
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Auckland


Supporting adults, children and teenagers through anxious times

Times of difficult change, loss, grief and trauma often bring increased levels of anxiety. For some – children, teens or adults – anxiety may begin to interfere with their daily life and relationships, and how they see their world and future. What exactly is anxiety and what causes it? How can it affect different people? How can we support and empower those coping with anxiety in difficult circumstances? What tools, resources and strategies are available? When is it wise to refer?
 

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 9.30am – 1pm
  • Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland 1024
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details or to register please contact Siobhan.

National Conference

Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief
Friday 31st August

We invite you to join us for the Grief Centre's National Conference on Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief. Aotearoa New Zealand is a multi-cultural society - we are delighted to bring together these prominent speakers for a unique opportunity to increase our understanding when supporting people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Maori Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Matua Rawiri Wharemate
  • Chinese Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Candy Vong
  • Indian Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Mallika Krishnamurthy
  • Mourning and Grieving in Different Cultures - Healing the Pain of Suicide - Liese Groot-Alberts


Details and Registration
Date: Friday 31st August 2018
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Cost: $190 plus GST - please note this includes all refreshments, including morning and afternoon tea, a delicious lunch, and a drinks and nibbles reception at the end of the day.
To register: Email Siobhan to register or phone 09 418 1457 for further information.


Movie Fundraiser - Save The Date!
Thursday 19th July at 6pm, Bridgeway, Northcote


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We'd love you to come and join us at The Bridgeway in Northcote for our movie fundraiser 'Mamma Mia 2' -  it's going to be a fun evening with pre-movie raffle prizes and a chance to mingle.

Please do spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about the evening, so we can really make the event a success. Any profits made go to The Grief Centre, so we can continue our great work supporting others in the community. If you have any queries, please email the office.

Movie Fundraiser - How to book and pay for your tickets:

Cost: $25 - this includes entrance fee and a glass of wine (or ice cream)
Date: Thursday 19th July 2018
tart time: 6.00pm for a mingle, drink and raffle. Movie starts at 6.30pm.
Location: The Bridgeway, 122 Queen Street, Northcote, 0627

Payment of Tickets: by Bank Transfer, remember to state your ‘First Name’ and ‘Surname’ and ‘MOVIE’
How do I get my ticket(s)?: Collect your ticket(s) on the night which will be under the name used on the bank transfer. There will be a table in the cinema foyer and the Grief Centre team to greet you

Our Bank Transfer Details:

Account Name: Grief Support and Education Charitable Trust
Account Number: 010277 0183102 00
Branch: ANZ Birkenhead
Reference: First Name and Surname
Code: MOVIE
 


Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops 2018:These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

Auckland Workshops

Thursday 21st June: After A Suicide - $95 per person plus GST

Friday 22nd June: When Helping Others Hurts - $95 person plus GST


Contact Siobhan for more information about each workshop


Grief Centre Bereavement Support Groups 2018:

Auckland City General Bereavement Support Group starting 19th June 2018 - please email to register
Birkenhead General Bereavement Support Group - please email to express your interest in a late 2018 group 
Henderson General Bereavement Support Group - please email to be added to the waiting list for early 2019 group

Support GroupsOur support groups are  where you join with others to explore your thoughts, feelings, assumptions and challenges as you look to life after the death of a loved one.
Each support group is set up for those who have experienced a bereavement sometime in the last few years, it is an opportunity to meet with others who may have been through similar experiences. Registrations are essential - email your interest.

If you are looking for a support group in your area, email office@griefcentre.org.nz  or you can check our support group page here.

Getting Through Grief - Community Talks in November 2017

Come along to our free community talks which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and
provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time. But the holiday season, along with
special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Presented by Nola Forsyth. Nola is a counsellor and professional supervisor for The Grief Centre, who supports people at a time when they are feeling vulnerable and assists them to find personal strength, well being and hope for life ahead


Managing Grief At Holiday Times 

  • Tuesday 28th November, 6.30pm - 7.30pm – St Heliers Bay Community Centre, Bay Room, 100 St Heliers Bay Road
  • Wednesday 29th November, 1pm-2pm – Highland Park Community House, Park View Room, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland ParkDavis Funerals logo-175-796

Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops - November 2017:

These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

To contact Siobhan for more information, click on the relevant workshop below. Each workshop costs $95 + gst:

When Helping Others Hurts – 22nd November 1pm-4pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 23rd November 9.30am-12.30pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 28th November 9.30am-12.30pm, All Saints Church Conference Centre, Hataitai, Wellington


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Upcoming Events at The Grief Centre

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Please watch the website for news of upcoming events or contact us to join our mailing list


Professional Development Workshops 2019



Christchurch Workshops
Traumatic Grief - Tuesday 21st May 2019
After A Suicide - Wednesday 22nd May 2019
When Helping Others Hurts - Thursday 23rd May 2019


Traumatic Grief
21st May 2019 9.30am-  1pm

This half day workshop is designed for anyone supporting those who have experienced traumatic loss in their lives. It will highlight key knowledge, latest research, core skills, and resources to help participants provide compassionate and appropriate support.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.


After A Suicide
22nd May 2019 1pm - 4.30pm

This half day workshop is designed to equip helping professionals and volunteers with key knowledge, skills, and resources to be able to provide compassionate, appropriate support for those bereaved by a suicide death.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

When Helping Others Hurts
23rd May 2019 9.30am - 1pm

For professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Registration details:
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

 


Facilitating Hope in Times of Despair
Wednesday 5th June 2019


This workshop aims to explore how we can facilitate despair and hope in the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual quadrants.

Hope has a very strong healing power in dealing with illness, grief, loss and trauma experiences. Life and suffering are inextricably linked. Hope and despair sit closely together, despair being defined as suffering without meaning.

We will explore ways to use hope as a bridge to transcend from the past into the future with renewed energy and find the power to take the next step.

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $150 plus GST

For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.
 


National Conference
Loss and Grief in our Diverse Community

5th July 2019
University of Auckland Tamaki Campus

We invite you to join us for the Grief Centre’s National Conference on Loss and Grief in our Diverse Community. Aotearoa New Zealand is composed of many diverse communities of people within our wider community - each with special qualities and experiences. We are delighted to bring together these prominent speakers for a unique opportunity to increase our understanding when supporting people from diverse backgrounds.

We have some wonderful speakers covering the following topics:

  • Loss and Grief in the Disabled Community – Susan Sherrard
  • Loss, Grief, and the Changing Face of Relationship and Family – Margaret Agee
  • Loss and Grief and the LGBTQI community – Nathan Gaunt
  • Religion and the Loss and Grief Journey - Mary Caygill
  • Loss and grief in Chronic, Long-term, or Terminal Illness - Liese Groot-Alberts

Further Details and Registration

Date: Friday 5th July 2019

Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Venue: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus, Corner Morrin & Merton Roads, St Johns, Auckland

Cost: $195 plus GST - please note this includes all refreshments, including morning and afternoon tea, a delicious lunch, and a drinks and nibbles reception at the end of the day.

To register: click here to register online or email Siobhan or phone 09 418 1457 for further information

The agenda can also be printed by clicking here

Conversations about Loss
22nd August 2019
MBS Flexispace, Massey University, Auckland

Overview of the training

In this experiential workshop presented by Maureen Frayling we will explore dominant and recent discourses about death, grief, and loss. We will consider what models of grief dominate and how we might shift from the pathologizing of grief toward ideas that incorporate the multiple stories of resilience, culture, and ongoing relationships with the deceased. The day will include conversations with people who have experienced loss. You will also be asked to review your own responses to the losses you have experienced and how these losses contribute and enhance your work with others.

Cost

$250 for professionals
$200 for Massey University staff (permanent and fixed term)
$125 for students (Full-time students only)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register

Registration: Click here for further details or to register click here



 

Past Events

 
Embracing Difference to create a Bridge to Healing
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

“The Lament of a Broken Heart: mourning and grieving in different cultures.

How acceptance of difference creates a bridge for healing and hope”.


This new one day workshop presented by Liese Groot-Alberts will explore difference and will look at how it can affect the relationship we have with our clients and their grief-journey.

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $150 plus GST


For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

New Plymouth Workshops
When Anxiety Builds - Tuesday 9th April 2019
When Helping Others Hurts - Wednesday 10th April 2019


When Anxiety Builds
9th April - 1pm - 4.30pm

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Venue: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.

When Helping Others Hurts
10th April 2019 - 9.30am - 1pm

This workshop is for professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 1pm – 4.30pm
  • Venue: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details click here or to register please contact Siobhan.
When Helping Others Hurts
Wednesday 27th February 2019

This workshop is for professionals whose roles involve supporting others through tough life situations. Learn about the hidden, unspoken costs of helping others, and practical strategies to manage and prevent exhaustion, burnout, second hand trauma/grief and compassion fatigue in ways that will work for you.

Time: 9.30am-1pm

Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Cost: $95 plus GST

About the presenter - Tricia Hendry

Tricia is well-known as a grief, trauma, and resilience specialist, a published author, and a workshop presenter. Her presentations are engaging, informative, and interactive.

“I wish I had this training 10 years ago. Absolutely changed me and my understanding of self and what I can do to help clients and families”

Marlene du Toit-Parks, Heart Kids NZ

For further details or to register please contact Siobhan.


Community Talks 2018
Managing Grief at Holiday Times
Presented by Nola Forsyth
Various dates - see below for details

We invite you to join us for a free community talk which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time, but the holiday season, along with special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Wednesday 21st November - Orewa Presbyterian Church, Orewa
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden 
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Tuesday 27th November - Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Please email Siobhan for further details.

 

When Anxiety Builds - and intrudes
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Auckland


Supporting adults, children and teenagers through anxious times

Times of difficult change, loss, grief and trauma often bring increased levels of anxiety. For some – children, teens or adults – anxiety may begin to interfere with their daily life and relationships, and how they see their world and future. What exactly is anxiety and what causes it? How can it affect different people? How can we support and empower those coping with anxiety in difficult circumstances? What tools, resources and strategies are available? When is it wise to refer?
 

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 9.30am – 1pm
  • Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland 1024
  • Cost: $95 plus GST
For further details or to register please contact Siobhan.

National Conference

Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief
Friday 31st August

We invite you to join us for the Grief Centre's National Conference on Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief. Aotearoa New Zealand is a multi-cultural society - we are delighted to bring together these prominent speakers for a unique opportunity to increase our understanding when supporting people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Maori Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Matua Rawiri Wharemate
  • Chinese Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Candy Vong
  • Indian Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Mallika Krishnamurthy
  • Mourning and Grieving in Different Cultures - Healing the Pain of Suicide - Liese Groot-Alberts


Details and Registration
Date: Friday 31st August 2018
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Cost: $190 plus GST - please note this includes all refreshments, including morning and afternoon tea, a delicious lunch, and a drinks and nibbles reception at the end of the day.
To register: Email Siobhan to register or phone 09 418 1457 for further information.


Movie Fundraiser - Save The Date!
Thursday 19th July at 6pm, Bridgeway, Northcote


cinema-details-2018-53

We'd love you to come and join us at The Bridgeway in Northcote for our movie fundraiser 'Mamma Mia 2' -  it's going to be a fun evening with pre-movie raffle prizes and a chance to mingle.

Please do spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about the evening, so we can really make the event a success. Any profits made go to The Grief Centre, so we can continue our great work supporting others in the community. If you have any queries, please email the office.

Movie Fundraiser - How to book and pay for your tickets:

Cost: $25 - this includes entrance fee and a glass of wine (or ice cream)
Date: Thursday 19th July 2018
tart time: 6.00pm for a mingle, drink and raffle. Movie starts at 6.30pm.
Location: The Bridgeway, 122 Queen Street, Northcote, 0627

Payment of Tickets: by Bank Transfer, remember to state your ‘First Name’ and ‘Surname’ and ‘MOVIE’
How do I get my ticket(s)?: Collect your ticket(s) on the night which will be under the name used on the bank transfer. There will be a table in the cinema foyer and the Grief Centre team to greet you

Our Bank Transfer Details:

Account Name: Grief Support and Education Charitable Trust
Account Number: 010277 0183102 00
Branch: ANZ Birkenhead
Reference: First Name and Surname
Code: MOVIE
 


Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops 2018:These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

Auckland Workshops

Thursday 21st June: After A Suicide - $95 per person plus GST

Friday 22nd June: When Helping Others Hurts - $95 person plus GST


Contact Siobhan for more information about each workshop


Grief Centre Bereavement Support Groups 2018:

Auckland City General Bereavement Support Group starting 19th June 2018 - please email to register
Birkenhead General Bereavement Support Group - please email to express your interest in a late 2018 group 
Henderson General Bereavement Support Group - please email to be added to the waiting list for early 2019 group

Support GroupsOur support groups are  where you join with others to explore your thoughts, feelings, assumptions and challenges as you look to life after the death of a loved one.
Each support group is set up for those who have experienced a bereavement sometime in the last few years, it is an opportunity to meet with others who may have been through similar experiences. Registrations are essential - email your interest.

If you are looking for a support group in your area, email office@griefcentre.org.nz  or you can check our support group page here.

Getting Through Grief - Community Talks in November 2017

Come along to our free community talks which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and
provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time. But the holiday season, along with
special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Presented by Nola Forsyth. Nola is a counsellor and professional supervisor for The Grief Centre, who supports people at a time when they are feeling vulnerable and assists them to find personal strength, well being and hope for life ahead


Managing Grief At Holiday Times 

  • Tuesday 28th November, 6.30pm - 7.30pm – St Heliers Bay Community Centre, Bay Room, 100 St Heliers Bay Road
  • Wednesday 29th November, 1pm-2pm – Highland Park Community House, Park View Room, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland ParkDavis Funerals logo-175-796

Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops - November 2017:

These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

To contact Siobhan for more information, click on the relevant workshop below. Each workshop costs $95 + gst:

When Helping Others Hurts – 22nd November 1pm-4pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 23rd November 9.30am-12.30pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 28th November 9.30am-12.30pm, All Saints Church Conference Centre, Hataitai, Wellington


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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