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Grief & Loss – Strategies to Support Recovery


Grief is an overwhelming emotion and a normal process of reacting to a loss. The loss may be physical (such as a death), social (such as divorce), or occupational (such as a job). Emotional reactions of grief can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions of grief can include sleeping issues, changes in appetite, physical problems, or illness.

Understanding grief and loss and the emotions associated, you can feel more empowered to recover and feel confident you can move through grief. While you may be confronted with a lot of sorrow you can feel confident that this is a natural progression toward recover. The journey of grief can be difficult but using these simple strategies in the workshop you will be more empowered to feel better and able to support others in their recovery to feeling at peace.

This workshop can be adapted to support the requirements of the organisation in both time and content.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Recognise the Signs & Symptoms of Grief & Loss
  • Understand the 7 Stages of Grief
  • Discover What You Require to Heal
  • Identify ‘Healthy’ Grief and Unresolved Grief
  • Know What to Say & Do to Support others in Grief
  • Learn Practical Skills to Support Recovery

Topics Covered

  • What is Grief?
  • The 7 Stages of Grief
  • What’s normal and what’s not?
  • Oh No Christmas is coming -Dealing with Anniversaries
  • 7 Steps to Support Recovery
  • Loneliness & Seeking Support
  • Indulge Your Grief -The Importance of Grief in Recovery
  • The Silver Lining - Learning from Bereavement

Who is this workshop for

All Staff

Handouts/materials provided

Handout Provided

What to bring



Specialising in Anxiety, Stress, Addiction & Trauma, Karen delivers a series of preventative based workshops that assist with reducing mental health issues by providing practical solutions and strategies to support change in a uniquely effective way.

Karen has been trained by some of the industries most recognised psychologists, doctors and therapists, both locally and internationally and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Karen has created unique programs to support recovery including TraumaClear® and AnxietyClear®. After 9 years of running her own practice she is regularly invited to share her knowledge with psychologists, mental health workers and education institutions.

Government departments including Victims of Crime, Worksafe and Communities have engaged Karen’s services as a subject matter expert, for their clients’ complex needs.

Karen holds qualifications and registrations in counselling and is a master practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming. Her workshops are suitable for any organisation or individual looking to develop awareness around mental health and wellbeing, addiction and family cohesion.

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