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Dec092010

Certificate in Grief Support - Lois Tonkin Grief Counselling & Grief Education

Certificate in Grief Support On-site in Christchurch or by distance learning This is the 5th year this very successful training has been taught in New Zealand. In response to requests from all over New Zealand and overseas, Lois is now offering the course by distance learning as well as on-site in Christchurch. Distance learners will engage with Lois on a one-to-one basis, and also work with buddies in their own locality. The course offers a comprehensive, contemporary theoretical framework and useful practical applications for people whose work involves providing effective grief support to adults dealing with a wide range of losses such as relationship breakdown, death, disability, job loss and illness. It is of interest to professionals such as: counsellors, social workers, clergy, funeral directors, celebrants, community support workers, human resource personnel, nurses and bereavement support staff. The course consists of 4 modules: 1. Providing Effective Support for Grieving Adults (1 day on-site) 2. Running Grief Support Groups for Adults (2 days on-site) 3. Extending Your Skills in Working with Grieving Adults (2 days) 4. Getting Your Hands Wet: Caring for Yourself When You Work With Grieving People (1 day on-site) Each module can be complete as part of the Certificate Course, or as a one-off workshop. The course is run by Lois Tonkin, a counsellor, supervisor, writer and educator in the field of change, loss and grief for over 18 years. Lois is well known throughout NZ for her warm, accessible and professional teaching style, and her courses are popular for their balance of current theory and helpful practice. She has written a number of books about grief, and runs Port Hills Press, publishing and distributing high quality grief resources in NZ and Australia. For further information contact: Lois Tonkin Grief Counselling and Grief Education 34 Purau Avenue, Diamond Harbour, Christchurch 8972 Ph: +64 3 329 4205 Email: loisetonkin@gmail.com

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