Module 2: Cultural and Gender Approaches to Grief

Returning Fall 2016. Death, Dying and Grief Certificate alternates with Spiritual Formation Certificate. The Spiritual Formation Certificate will start up again in Fall 2017.

This module will explore the different ways individuals, both men and women, express grief and adapt. We will examine the mourning traditions of different cultures and explore a number of different strategies to work through grief with the aim of increasing sensitivity and understanding which we bring to the issue of death.

Learning outcomes:
  • Discover how men and women process grief
  • Become aware of cultural differences in expressing grief
  • Learn different strategies to effectively process grief
  • Become aware how different religious and cultural groups react to death
Facilitator: Dr. Rob Patterson M.Div.,MRE.,D.Min.

Rob is the director of Alumni and Church Relations at Tyndale. Previously he served in Kenya Africa as a professor with Carey Theological College and Regent College. During his years as a chaplain at Spring Hills Penitentiary he began his focus in the areas of loss, grief and death. He is fluent in Swahili having immersed himself into the African culture.

Dates: November 4-5, 2016

Each module is $195.00.  There is a full-time Tyndale student, alumni and staff 10% discount.  You will need to contact the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre to receive a discount code before registering online in order to receive this discount.  To register now, please purchase your ticket below. If you are unable to see the ticket widget below, please click here to register.

10% OFF: Full-time Tyndale Students, Alumni and Staff can receive a 10% discount for each module. Email to receive a promo code.