The Plain Guide to Grief workshop with Dr. John Wilson

There are inspirational books, personal memoirs, and even novels about grief, but this plain guide...

Last updated 3 May 2024

There are inspirational books, personal memoirs, and even novels about grief, but this plain guide to grief is very different. It is designed to reassure and normalize the typical experiences of bereaved people, based on the author’s caseload and research over two decades. It is written in a simple, conversational style for people whose grief is making it hard to concentrate. Published just before Christmas 2020, it has remained in the Amazon best seller list for bereavement and grief for most of this time. Counsellors say that they are recommending it to clients and using it in bereavement counselling sessions.

Workshop Details

This workshop will be a chance to learn from the author the theoretical complexity behind the simplicity of the book. John will discuss the theories of others in the field and the outcomes of his own research which forms the basis of the book. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.

The session will be of interest to counsellors and volunteers interested in working with loss, and to bereaved people wanting to better understand the nature of grief.

This workshop will be recorded and you can use the ticket function to pre-purchase the recording before the event. This will be useful for colleagues who are not able to attend the event live and also for those who attend the event live and want to watch again.

Course Content

The Plain Guide to Grief workshop with Dr. John Wilson PhD.

Presenter

Dr John Wilson

Dr. John Wilson PhD. John has specialised in bereavement and loss for 20 years, as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer. He is author of Supporting People through Loss and Grief: An Introduction for Counsellors and Other Caring Practitioners.

He completed his PhD in 2000 after six years of case study research with bereaved clients. John is a visiting research fellow at York St John University and Director of Bereavement Services at York St John University Counselling and Mental Health Clinic.

Since early March, John has taken a close interest in adapting the outcomes of his doctoral thesis to supporting clients bereaved of a loved one from Covid-19 and those bereaved from other causes during the lockdown.

With other counsellors he runs a closed support group on social media, for those bereaved during the Covid-19 pandemic.