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    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • Welcome

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • Acknowledgement of Country

    We respectfully acknowledge

    the past and present traditional owners

    of this land upon which we are meeting.

    We acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples’

    stewardship of and contribution to

    this land that all Australians share

    and live in together.

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • Seminar aim

    To increase understanding of

    change, loss and grief issues

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • UNDERSTANDING, CHANGE LOSS AND GRIEF

    Seminar outcomes

    You will have the opportunity to:

    • Examine the meaning of grief

    • Review the range of changes and losses experienced in life

    • Reflect on the relationship between change, loss, grief and behaviour

    • Understand grief reactions and factors that influence them

    • Identify different styles of grieving

    • Explore strategies of empowerment including:

    - the role of choice in the grief journey

    - the importance of networks of support.

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • Introducing Participants

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • UNDERSTANDING, CHANGE LOSS AND GRIEFUNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

    What do you

    already know

    about change

    and loss?

    Change and loss

    What do you

    want to

    find out?

  • Change and loss are part of life

    • Are natural and inevitable

    • Can bring both positive and negative effects

    • May be a catalyst for growth.

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • An exploration of grief reactions:

    ‘My precious object’

    • What was the object?

    • What happened?

    • How did you react?

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  • Effects of change and loss

    The grief experience

    • Is complex, far-reaching and enduring

    • Can be positive and negative

    • Can be followed by subsequent

    changes and losses.

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  • UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

    Grief diagram

  • The dimensions of grief

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  • Understanding grief reactions

    “Grief is a conflicting mass of human emotion that

    we experience following any major change in a familiar pattern of

    behaviour.”

    (Source: James and Cherry, 1988)

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • Storm Warning Activity

    Breeze Wind Storm Gale Cyclone

    Place scenario of loss where you believe it fits

    Compare differences and similarities

    Remember grief reactions are individual and

    unique

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  • Factors that influence grief reactions

    • Grief is influenced by the context.

    • Each individual’s unique characteristics influence

    his/her grief reactions.

    One person’s ‘breeze’ is another person’s ‘cyclone’

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • Styles of grieving

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF

  • Styles of grieving

    • No style is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, ‘better’ or ‘worse’.

    • Cultural traditions may have an impact.

    • Awareness and acceptance of different styles

    prevents labelling and stereotyping of others.

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  • Empowerment strategy: If Only/I Can

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  • Empowerment strategy: If Only/I Can

    • People in grief may often feel that the ‘If Only’

    elements are overpowering.

    • People can consciously regain a sense of

    control by focusing instead on the ‘I Can’s’.

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  • Networks of support

    • Being connected and knowing that you are

    supported are critical aspects of feeling in control.

    • We can also support ourselves by doing

    things that bring us life and enjoyment.

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  • In conclusion

    • Participant questions

    • Exploring the Seasons of Grief small group program

    • Personal reflection

    • Seminar evaluation

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  • Thank you

    UNDERSTANDING CHANGE, LOSS AND GRIEF