Mental Health

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Deep Seated Stress - Grief & Loss

One of the greatest stressors we can have is loss. Death of a spouse, child, friend, family, or pet, loss of a job, even loss of a dream.  Learning to grieve properly can eliminate the harmful effects of pent up grief in this program put on by Cameron Johnston, MscPH. Cameron has taught stress management to thousands of people for over 25 years. 


1.5 hours

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HealthLinkBC states, "A wide range of feelings and symptoms are common during grieving. While you are feeling shock, numbness, sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, or fear, you may also find moments of relief, peace, or happiness. And although grieving is not simply sadness, "the blues," or depression, you may become depressed or overly anxious during the grieving process. The stress of grief and grieving can take a physical toll on your body. Sleeplessness is common, as is a weakened immune system over time. If you have a chronic illness, grieving can make your condition worse."

This seminar has been put on across Canada from corporations to churches helping thousands deal with grief and recover from tragic loss. The pain doesn't just go away with time, but only with an appropriate grieving process that works for you. It is an individual experience and there are many ways to grieve but burying your emotions is not one of them.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn about the stages of grief
  • The risk of tragic loss
  • Ways to grieve
  • Resources for healthy grieving

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Healing Takes Time But Don’t Get Stuck
  3. Many Ways We Experience Loss
  4. Different Losses We May Go Through
  5. Loss History
  6. Identifying Loss: Common Reactions
  7. We Don’t Get Over, We Go Through
  8. 5 Stages of Grief
  9. Fear and Grief
  10. Higher Risk Individuals
  11. The Disadvantages of Avoiding Pain
  12. The 6 R’s of Grief
  13. Intentional Grieving Plan
  14. Reaching Your Destination
  15. Additional Resources - Including Children & Grief
  16. Requests for Friends & Family