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
- 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.
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)