• Topic:To be present in suffering. Loss, grief, and hope in the context of working with the terminally/chronic patient and his/her family.
  • Leader:Małgorzata Cynker
  • Organizer:Łódzka Szkoła Gestalt
  • Deadline:1 March 2024 15:00 - 3 March 2024 15:00
  • Workshop days:Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday: 9:00-15:00
  • Number of hours:20 training hours
  • Place:Headquarters of the Lodz Gestalt School, ul. 125 Piotrkowska St., Lodz
  • Price:800 zł
  • Language:Polish
  • Free choice:Yes
  • For whom:For psychotherapists and psychotherapists in training
  • Group:minimum of 6 people

Gestalt Workshop: Working with Loss and Grief – event description:

Nevertheless, the issue of death really itches us. It itches all the time, it is always with us, scraping at some inner door, making murmurs, barely audible, just beyond the threshold of consciousness. Hidden and camouflaged, it seeps out in the form of a variety of symptoms, and is the source of much of our worry, stress and conflict.” Irvin Yalom

As therapists, we encounter the “death issue” not only when we work with a dying patient. Our patients, to whom we “have for life,” also bring this theme in a more or less direct way. As long as we are preoccupied, consciously or unconsciously, with our own fear of death, we are unable to hear our clients in their despair, helplessness and suffering. By being busy ourselves, we are less available to our customers.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to look into the eyes of your own mortality, examine your fears, and thus expand your ability to accompany patients in their existential struggles.

Working with loss and bereavement – objectives of the workshop:

    • Deepen awareness of one’s own processes related to loss and bereavement.
    • To look for resources of hope in the face of the inevitability of the end of life.
    • Gain tools to be more present to the client’s despair/hope and to follow the client’s process.
    • Learning about the mechanisms of contact modification in bereaved people, including anticipatory bereavement.
    • To learn about the dynamics of working with a terminally ill patient and his family.
    • Deepen knowledge and understanding of the bereavement accompaniment process.
    • Increase awareness of one’s own resources for surviving takeoffs and accommodating patient takeoffs.

Working with loss and bereavement is a workshop conducted based on the experience of one’s own losses. It is recommended that participants are not in an active mourning process after the loss (up to 6 months).

The workshop is aimed at psychotherapists and psychotherapists-in-training wishing to tame the topic of death, working with chronically ill patients and their families, or therapists wishing to deepen their understanding of the grieving process. It is counted among the required hours of the so-called. free choice, necessary for certification in the Gestalt stream. The number of seats is limited.

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The registration deadline was on 1 March 2024 15:00