It is not easy to speak about death and the losses we experience, but it is a reality that happens to everyone. How does one cope? There may be a tendency to deny what has happened, stay busy with life and avoid all the feelings that might overwhelm us or perhaps we minimize the impact of the loss upon us. This program of study will enable the participants to understand the process of grief and dying and learn of resources that will enable them to positively engage in the grieving process and develop skills to assist others in their journey through loss and grief.
This certificate will facilitate your understanding of the grief process, giving you resources and developing techniques that will enable a positive approach to engaging with those in the grieving process. You will focus on developing an in depth understanding of the impact of grief on family systems, as well you will have an understanding of biblical and spiritual truths when encountering loss and death. You will develop skills that will help you to recognize and respond to the needs of others as you walk with them.
Time: Each module is 10 hours over a two-day period.
Where: Tyndale Bayview Campus (3377 Bayview Avenue)
When: See Module List below for specific dates
Cost: $195 per module (includes lunch each day)
Certificate: A minimum of five modules are required to graduate from the program, however all six are recommended. Upon completion you will receive a certificate of completion.
Module 1: Introduction to Grief and Dying
Module 2: Cultural and Gender Approaches to Grief
Module 3: Family Systems and their Ability to Cope with Death and Grief
Module 4: Spiritual and Biblical Resources to Cope with Death and Loss
Module 5: Disenfranchised Grief
Module 6: Embracing the End of Life