Exploring grief: professionally & personally
As we begin our collective, careful steps towards what feels like the next healthier and safer stage of Covid19, returning to our once familiar personal and professional spaces and routines; for many the reality of the Pandemic and the resulting grief experiences still continue to be very present - for us as individuals along with our collective and shared grief.
As we continue to move forward - in and around our workplaces, how might we support those dealing with the grief, or indeed support those who are yet to face grief? How might we support each other collectively in the workplaces and as importantly, how might we support ourselves?
Darren contextualises and explains Kubler Ross’s 5 Stage Model of Grief, along with a brief explanation of the medical interpretation/model. The aim is to a give a shared language of understanding and how we might support ourselves and those around us that are experiencing a grief process. Darren shares a few personal, and professional therapeutic examples, practical strategies, ideas and interventions for helping support our grieving experiences, followed by questions and reflections from the group.
Darren has been working as an individual, relationship, family and group psychotherapist since 2006 – as well as being an extremely experienced trainer, role-player, presenter and facilitator in both public and corporate, national and international settings, including NHS Trusts, Cancer Research, BBC Academy and the National Bank of Pakistan.
Darren is also an actor, director, writer, teacher, dramaturg and Artistic Director of Damn Cheek Productions. A fluent British Sign Language user, he's currently developing Damn Cheek’s newest creations which include an extensive site-specific community theatre project in the North East of England, plus a theatre piece focused on disordered eating, and an outdoor site-specific piece exploring individual and collective grief. Darren is also continuing to develop the monthly Zoom performances which Damn Cheek which began in 2020 during lockdown which aim to stretch the boundaries of Zoom for online audiences.