'Help Children With Loss' A Unique Training Programme

In August 2020 I undertook further training to be able to deliver the amazing Grief Recovery UK's loss-supporting programme  - 'Help Children With Loss.' This 4 week programme has at it's core the need to improve the emotional wellbeing of our children. The training is available to anyone who works with or cares for a child... As my trainer said "Anyone who breathes near a child, should do this course"

"To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong healthy response to loss.

In 'When Children Grieve' the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss." 

I have really enjoyed delivering the pilot programme. On-board were 2 pre-school managers, a family support worker for a family charity and a young dance teacher were a delight to train.I am very grateful to them for agreeing to participate in my pilot sessions. 

What can you expect from the sessions?

Each week I will be sharing with my participants fundamental aspects of loss; of how society in the main has got it so wrong (for so long) and how we can inadvertently cause so much emotional damage; as we pass down to our children incorrect or unhelpful emotional language and the learnt behaviour copied from our peers, parents, grandparents and professional elders. And so this continues in a never-ending cycle. Each session is a combination of listening,  sharing ideas and personal experiences - whether that is in a private or a professional capacity. There are some interactive session tasks too.

Current training is to groups of four and all sessions are online. Each person receives their own handbook 'When Children Grieve - For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving and Other Losses', and each week there is reading assigned -coinciding with the future session. There is also weekly reflection required from all participants in between the sessions too.

Who wrote the programme?

This fantastic programme has been written by a select group of exceptional teachers and counsellors who are also Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialists.

Who is this programme for?

This training programme is for anyone who works with, cares for or literally breathes near a child/ children.Everyone would benefit from the life-changing knowledge that is imparted.

How much is it?

The price of the 4week training (2hours/week) training is £160 each participant, with a minimum of four participants in a group.

Can you be in a group with my work colleagues?

Yes, as long as there are enough of you. 

How do you book a place?

Please contact me by email at: dawn@dawnford.co.uk or through the contact page on this website.

Thank You.