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Event Details - Resilience and Approaches to Self-Care

Title: Resilience and Approaches to Self-Care
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This workshop will introduce participants to the importance of our ‘self’ as an important part of ‘being with’ the bereaved. Together we will explore how the work can affect us at all levels of our lives and how it can impact on our work with clients.

Using discussion, example and practice, the workshop will cover the personal challenges of providing grief and bereavement support, along with an exploration of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and how to recognise and minimise their effects in the workplace and our personal lives. A range of mindfulness approaches to self-care will be offered to participants as a pathway to ensuring healthy work 

Course / Workshop Outline:

9.30am start 

4.30pm finish 

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise how supporting those who are grieving can impact on their own wellbeing
  • Understanding what resilience is and what practical applications can make you more resilient
  • Understand mindfulness concepts and how they can be applied in practice
  • Use a practical understanding of a range of personal and professional self-care strategies to identify and develop a tailored self-care plan
Start/End Date: 04/12/2019 to 04/12/2019
Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement | Jackie Tarabay
Contact Name: Cassandra Leckie
Contact Phone: 03 9265 2100
Contact Email:

Jackie Tarabay is a Specialist Bereaved Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Groups Coordinator at The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB). Jackie provides individual counselling to children, adolescents and adults and coordinates various support groups, including Kids Grieve Too (KG2). Jackie also develops and delivers workshops, programs and customised trainings. 

Jackie has presented talks at the ACGB National Conference, Australasian Cemetery and Crematorium Association (ACCA), and Good Life Good Death Expo and was a member of the focus group for Palliative Care Australia (PCA). Jackie’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Counselling, a Master Practitioner Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), a Diploma of Shamanic Studies, Clinical Supervision and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Jackie also has studied in a host of other areas including psychotherapy, grief and loss, drama and personal development.

Jackies' philosophy towards grief and loss is that every person is unique and grieves in their own way and in their own time. Jackie believes the core qualities of genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of supporting the bereaved. Jackie advocates creating a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental environment to help people integrate their loss in a way that is both effective and personal. 

Address: 253 Wellington Road
Address 2:
Suburb: Mulgrave
State: VIC
Postcode: 3170
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? No
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $295.00 - $395.00
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Early Bird:

ACGB member - $295.00

Non member - $340.00


ACGB member - $340.00

Non member - $395.00

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