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Cultural and Gender Approaches to Grief
Fri, 4 Nov 2016, 9:00 AM – Sat, 5 Nov 2016, 3:00 PM EDT
It is not uncommon to wonder how we ourselves can cope with death, but where do we even begin to help others through the process?
This module will explore the different ways individuals, both men and women, express grief and adapt. We will examine the mourning traditions of different cultures and explore a number of different strategies to work through grief with the aim of increasing sensitivity and understanding which we bring to the issue of death.
Discover how men and women process grief
Become aware of cultural differences in expressing grief
Learn different strategies to effectively process grief
Become aware how different religious and cultural groups react to death
Facilitator: Dr. Rob Patterson M.Div.,MRE.,D.Min.
Rob is the director of Alumni and Church Relations at Tyndale. Previously he served in Kenya Africa as a professor with Carey Theological College and Regent College. During his years as a chaplain at Spring Hills Penitentiary he began his focus in the areas of loss, grief and death. He is fluent in Swahili having immersed himself into the African culture.
Dates: November 4-5, 2016
Each module is $195.00, which includes lunch for each day. There is a full-time Tyndale student, alumni and staff 10% discount. You will need to contact the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre to receive a discount code before registering online in order to receive this discount.