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Facing the season of celebrations without your loved one

Facing the season of celebrations without your loved one

For  those who are facing their first Christmas and New Year without their loved one the prospect can feel so daunting. It’s incredibly hard when others  around are lighting their houses and busily shopping for presents, it may seem like the world around has suddenly become exclusively jolly and wrapped in excitement and anticipation. Shops […]

Read : Your Thoughts : 9 Tips from Wilhelmina Elizabeth ...

Read : Your Thoughts : 9 Tips from  Wilhelmina Elizabeth Dina John

Wilhelmina wrote to us, she wanted to share her ideas of how she believes you can manage your grief.  Here are her thoughts. We’d like to hear your ideas ,stories and responses. Please get in touch with us at     info@bereavement.co.uk Why have I written this and why now? I guess I have written […]

Read and Listen : Remembering In September

Read and Listen : Remembering In September

We were really pleased to have Siobhan O’Reilly-Calthrop visit us and share a little of  her  story with us.Siobhan is a freelance writer  and author of  the blog  ‘ Everyone Else Is Normal ‘ After reading Siobhan’s blog here please click the podcast below to hear her chatting with Alex in our studio. Remembering 21 September: […]

Listen : Tania chats to Alex about BereavementUK and its ...

Listen : Tania chats to Alex about BereavementUK and its sister charity The Bucket List Charity

Listen in to Tania and Alex as Alex shares the story of bereavement UK and it’s  new sister charity ‘The Bucket List Charity’ which is actively seeking a major sponsor. You can visit the charity  www.thebucketlistcharity.com or for more information contact Alex at alexjames@bereavement.co.uk www.thebucketlistcharity.com  

Our Condolences Nice

We offer our deepest condolences to all of those whose loved ones have died as a result of the violent and traumatic incident in Nice. We also keep in mind all who were present and who  have been affected. Our thoughts are also with those who may  have been vicariously traumatised by media coverage. Take […]

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 […]