Posts by Tania Brocklehurst

Bereavement theory made easy- an overview

Sometimes theory can be wordy or so academic that it feels inaccessable to the reader. Here, I give an overview of grief theory, that can hopefully help inform both the ordinary bereaved person and caring professional or supportive friend understand what may be of use or happening. Grief is a natural response to the death or […]

Interview with Dr Linda Machin

We at BereavementUK are privileged to share with you an interview with Dr Linda Machin. Linda is a pioneer in bereavement theory in the 21st century, having devised the Adult Attitude to Grief scale and the Range of Response to Loss model, which has helped countless health care professionals understand grief better, and countless bereaved […]

festive winter challenges for bereaved and health care pr...

  Tania Brocklehurst explains how to balance work with wellbeing over the festive season winter challenges Winter time can bring mixed emotions. Often, the anticipation of longer evenings, worsening weather conditions and the arrival of Christmas starts to raise worry levels in those who are caring for someone who is dying or those who have been […]

The use of CBT in Bereavement Support

Recently, I undertook and graduated with a Diploma in CBT. I remember, on discussing with a colleague at work that I was considering the course, that she asked me, surprised, “but why would you want to do that Tania, you are so person centred”. “Exactly!”, I replied. During my initial counselling training in 2002, we were […]

Bereaved? 10 ways to help you through Autumn

Changing of any season can bring  with it new anniversaries of significant moments. Cold crisp air, damp autumn leaves and wisps of smoke from bonfires can trigger senses and memories, whist darker mornings and evenings can, for some, feel isolating as curtains are shut earlier, and the streets quieter for longer. It can seem as […]

Read: Interview with Robert Neimeyer by Tania

Read: Interview with Robert Neimeyer by Tania

Robert Neimeyer is one of the most well known and respected bereavement theorists in the 21st century.   Alex Says : I first met Robert Neimeyer (Bob) a few years ago at a conference. He spoke so clearly and descriptively about his experiences of working. He coloured his words and engaged everyone, as he told stories […]

Read : Tania’s Thoughts – Why we do what we ...

Read :  Tania’s Thoughts – Why we do what we do

  Why do we do what we do? Because we really do care. Alex and I have been working together for 7 years now, and more specifically for 5 years together on Bereavement UK, ever since I offered to cover for Alex while she was on holiday- little did I know! For 5 years now […]

Top Funeral Songs in the UK

Its coming up for the National Funeral Exhibition again- and I find my thoughts (naturally for someone that works in bereavement- I think!) turning towards funerals and planning and all things generally usually only thought about at the end of life. Ive had fleeting moments of ‘ oh- id like this as my funeral song’ […]

Listen: Mindfulness meditation 6 working with anxiety

Listen: Mindfulness meditation 6 working with anxiety

Listen in to this podcast for support in managing anxiety

Read :Book Review- Supporting People Through Loss and Gri...

Read :Book Review- Supporting People Through Loss and Grief- John Wilson

This useful book for counselling and caring practitioners wanting to know more about supporting people through loss and grief came to my attention at a recent conference. Mr Wilson (soon to be Dr once his PHD is complete ;-)) is a very experienced gentleman who has worked in St Catherines Hospice in the UK since […]