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Holistic Death Network

January 16th, 2018

The Calgary Holistic Death Network’s January Guest Presentation

How to Support a Grieving Friend

with Grief Counsellor Kathleen McDaniel, MSW, RSW

It can be hard to know how to help a friend or family member who has suffered a deep loss. What should we do? What should we say? What should we not say? Most of us have never been taught how to respond when someone we love is deeply grieving.

Kathleen will introduce us to the grief companioning approach of bereavement specialist Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Rather than trying to fix anything, a companion develops the capacity to be fully present to another’s grief. This heartfelt presence supports the griever as they find their own healing path. It’s not about doing anything, it’s about being present.

Kathleen will share practical skills and tools for navigating your own response to grief, and for being present and supportive to those in your life who have experienced deep loss.

About Kathleen McDaniel

A social worker for 22 years, Kathleen has worked primarily in the area of grief support. She began in the medical field, addressing issues around loss of health and wellness, lifestyle and livelihood.

For 17 years, Kathleen was a counsellor with The Bob Glasgow Grief Support Program through Alberta Health Services. She provided group and individual support around the deaths of family members, friends and beloved pets.

In September 2017, Kathleen left the Bob Glasgow program and transitioned into private practice. She continues her sacred grief work at The Inspire Centre in Calgary, and from her home office in rural Rocky View.

Event Information

January 16th, 2018
Doors open at 6:45, program starts at 7:00

The Alexandra Dance Hall
922 – 9 Ave SE Calgary

Book online, and pay at the door
$20 per meeting, or 4 meetings for $60
No charge for current Community Healers’ Council members

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About the Calgary Holistic Death Network

The Calgary Holistic Death Network is a monthly gathering for people interested in learning more about death and dying in any capacity. It’s a chance to explore this exciting new field and to network with others who share your interest and passions.

The meetings are fun and inspiring, with dynamic guest speakers, fascinating people to meet, and ideas to share.

Learn more about the Calgary Holistic Death Network

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January 16th, 2018
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Calgary, AB
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