Good Grief

How to Cope and Move Forward

Join Angela Haig, MTS staff officer and clinical psychologist, for a sensitive and eye-opening day of discussion, exercises, and stories. Hopefully, a bit of humour, too.

Dates: November 21, 2022 or January 31, 2023

You’ll study:

  • Myths we’re taught about grief
  • The best and worst things to say to someone who’s grieving
  • Why grieving in a death phobic and grief illiterate society is so hard
  • What we learn about grief from families, culture, communities and religious institutions
  • How love and grief are linked, and the price of living a connected life
  • What is normal in grief? Most people worry they aren’t doing it right
  • How grief affects your body and your brain
  • Why the process of grief has more than 5 stages
  • The controversy around a new diagnosis called Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD)
  • Ambiguous loss: unclear, hard to resolve losses and how they connect to racism
  • How to move forward, and the role of self-compassion and empathy
  • The myth of closure and what we usually get instead

PLEASE NOTE: We will not ask you to share your personal stories of grief.

Join us at The Manitoba Teachers’ Society building on 191 Harcourt Street from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $75 for MTS members and $100 for non-members.

Need help? Call PD Events at (204) 837-4666, extension 373 or email at pdevents@mbteach.org.  You can also email Angela Haig directly at ahaig@mbteach.org for more info.

Register online at:

https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=2537 (November 21, 2022)

https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=2543 (January 31, 2023)