Overview of course
Loss and Endings are a normal part of life and affect us all. However, it can be a difficult subject to talk about as it can involve complex feelings that are difficult to manage. The aim of this course is to provide a safe place with qualified counsellors to study some theoretical approaches to this subject, as well as learning some basic counselling skills and coping strategies. The skills you will acquire may help you personally, or may be relevant in your work as a helper.
Applicants who have suffered a significant loss at the point of entry to the course should consider their fitness to participate due to the intense, emotional nature of the course.
What will I learn?
This is a ten-week course and you will receive a certificate on completion. Please see below for timetable of contents:
- Week 1: Introduction to course, getting to know each other and Creating own timeline of Loss.
- Week 2: Basic Listening Skills, learning how to listen and respond appropriately.
- Week 3: Understand Carl Rogers core conditions and how to provide them.
- Week 4: Understanding the role of attachments and how they affect the impact of Loss & Endings.
- Week 5: Studying the theories of Kubler-Ross, Bowlby and Bonnano.
- Week 6: Understanding grieving across different cultures.
- Week 7: Understanding the practicalities of Loss and how it changes life. How can we help? Exercises and Coping strategies for helpers to use.
- Week 8: Understanding how to recognise complex grief and when to refer on.
- Week 9: Working with young people who have suffered a loss.
- Week 10: Recap of course, Understanding the importance of Endings and rituals.
Who is the course for?
Students of all abilities, either with a personal interest in the subject, or those with a helping/listening role in their work; for example - hairdressers, teaching staff, pastoral care, counselling role.
A reasonable level of maturity is required; a willingness to share your own manageable personal experiences; and to work in pairs, or group. You will also be required to complete small homework tasks and to keep a learning journal. There are no assessed assignments or exams. This course may not be suitable for those that have suffered a recent significant loss.
Will I have to provide anything?
Notepad, Learning Journal and Pen/Colouring Pencils.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Days & times
Monday 18:00 - 20:00