This online workshop explores the nature of grief and loss and trauma in the specific context of ageing and the broader context of being human. It explores the layers of loss and how this impacts the way we grieve. The workshop also pays attention to how trauma and grief alter our view of the world and therefore how it influences our beliefs and behaviours.
Who should attend this workshop
This workshop is relevant to everyone to attend – those who are ageing as well as those who love and care for those who are ageing. The information is relevant and insightful for all.
What you will learn:
· Understand how we experience loss and grief and trauma
· Explore the nature of grief – and how grief and trauma change us radically
· The 6 Rs of grieving
· Understand the ‘grief storm’ and processes of grieving, particularly disenfranchised grief
· Learn strategies for when caring for those who are grieving, especially with regard to intense emotion and difficult questions.
About Kim Thoday
Kim Thoday has worked in an aged care setting since 2010 as a chaplain and as a project manager, assisting with the development of a 10-year strategic business plan for a residential aged care provider.. Kim is also a serving chaplain with the RAAF and was a police chaplain for over 10 years.
He is a keynote speaker, talking on subjects such as peace activism, spiritual care of people living with dementia, spirituality and postmodernity and, the intersection of faith and politics in Australian history.
Kim holds a BA, BTheol, Dip.Min (Hons), MA (Research) and, fittingly, is also a Justice of the Peace. He is currently working on a PhD thesis through the department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University.
- Discussion of the topic
- Time for Q&A with the audience