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The Art of "Companioning" the Mourner: Caring Versus Curing

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Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre

3914 32 Street

Vernon, BC V1T 5P1

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This informative workshop will help us enhance your knowledge and skills related to supporting people experiencing grief and loss. Anchored in Dr. Alan Wolfelt's "companioning" model of grief care, there will be a recognition of how grief and mourning are normal and necessary experiences that are fundamentally a journey of the heart and soul.

This workshop will be helpful to anyone who wants to learn more about essential caregiving priciples for caring for grieving persons. If you know someone who would find this help, encourage them to attend!


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  • Define a Broader Framework for Loss/Grief

  • Explain the Distinction Between “Caring” versus “Curing”

  • Understand the Eleven Tenets of “Companioning” versus “Treating” the Mourner

  • Identify the Concept of “Shadow of the Ghosts” of Grief

  • Define Six Universal Needs of Mourning

  • Exploring a Broader Framework for Loss/Grief

  • How our Culture Values “Cure” Over “Care”

  • Understanding the Concepts of “Sanctuary” and “Hospitality” that require Convalescence

  • Defining the Concept of “Shadow of the Ghosts”

  • Exploring Inappropriate Socio-Cultural Assumptions About Grief

  • Challenging the “Resolution Wish”

  • Introduction to the Eleven Tenets of “Companioning” the Mourner

  • Advocating for the Slow Grief Movement


Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief couselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling's Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition (www.centerforloss.com), in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School's Department of Family Medicine. He is the author of more than fifty bestselling books on grief and loss.


Tickets are not available at the door, please pre-purchase online before the event date. If you have questions about the event, please contact us at vernon@myalternatives.ca.

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