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  • Working effectively with

    traumatic grief

    Nicola Dobson – Family Support Services Lead

    Willow Wood Hospice, Tameside

  • Overview

    What is grief?

    Models of grief

    Working with grief – methods &

    impact

    Keeping ourselves safe

  • Lois Tonkin’s ‘Growing Around

    Grief’

  • Data from Apr-Dec 2017 – client

    categorisation at start of intervention

     82.5% categorized with moderate to

    severe psychological distress

     29% categorized with severe psychological

    distress

  •  Help people to see that grief is an active process which requires them to meet challenges

     Support people to use coping strategies that work for them, and to develop new ones

     Motivate people to resist the attractions of grief

     Listen, suggest, rehearse, inspire, comfort, console, debrief, normalise, acknowledge, validate…

    Based on Attig, T. “How We Grieve” (1996)

  • Resources

    Practical

  • Resources

     Practical (Maslow’s hierarchy of needs)

     Physical (strength, agility, activities)

     Psychological (humour, memory, intelligence, coping mechanisms)

     Inter-personal (people and animals)

     Spiritual (faith and non-faith based)

  • Data from Apr-Dec 2017 – client

    categorisation at end of intervention

     88% categorized as healthy or with low

    level or mild psychological distress

     40% categorized as healthy

     52% making significant movement of 3-5

    categories

  • Keeping ourselves safe

    “You can’t wipe the tears from someone else’s face without getting your hands wet.”

    Zulu proverb

  • Any questions?