We are excited to announce our co-sponsorship with Kearney’s Funeral Services to bring noted author & educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt to Vancouver from May 20th – 22nd. Dr. Alan Wolfelt is a gifted, inspirational, and compassionate speaker who speaks to the heart when the mind has trouble knowing what to do after the loss of a loved one. Presenting workshops on grief -related topics to both laypeople and professional bereavement caregivers throughout North America.
We have an informative three day schedule lined up which includes the following:
This presentation is offered to anyone in the community for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. We invite anyone to attend.
May 21st: Professional Workshop – “Exploring the Value and Function of Grief Symptoms: The”Companioning” Helping RoleLocation: University Golf Club, 5185 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Registration Fee: $150 (price increases to $195 after April 16th) Register by calling 604-926-5121
This one day workshop is designed for professional caregivers; hospice/ palliative and ‘end-of-life” care volunteers; social workers, nurses, physicians, funeral directors and other bereavement caregivers. Registration includes Dr. Wolfelt’s professional workshop; lunch buffet; refreshment breaks; Dr. Wolfelt’s handouts; access to Dr. Wolfelt’s book inventory – available for sale on site.
May 22nd: Exploring the Features of Sudden Death, Suicide Grief, & Trauma Loss: A “Companioning” Philosophy of CaregivingLocation: Kearney Funeral Services, 450 W. 2nd Ave, Vancouver (at Cambie St) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register by calling 604-926-5121, limited space available
This one day workshop is for Clergy, chaplans, and celebrant funeral directors. It is designed to help those learn more about how to support survivors of sudden and traumatic loss. Interdenominational Clergy, hospital and institutional chaplains, counselors, and other interested health care professionals helping individuals cope with traumatic grief are invited to attend. Regardless of your specific job title or life role, you can and will benefit from this learning experience.