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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 […]

Tunisia: Ways to help if you know someone affected by ...

Here are 10 ways that you can help someone affected by trauma: By Tania Brocklehurst 1) Acknowledge what has happened. You can do this in whatever way feels right for you and your relationship/ role with the person. Don’t worry about saying the wrong thing. Saying something is better than nothing at all as long […]

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 : A Cup of Tea With Auntie

Listen : A Cup of Tea With Auntie

Join Alex and Tania for this months postbag  When A Parent Dies   

Listen : to this meditation 5 – space to practise

Listen :  to this meditation 5 – space to practise

Join Tania For Meditation 5