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Existential Therapy WorkshopBereavement and Loss Workshops

With Bereavement and Loss being such an important and recurring topic we are offering four separate one day workshops, available in Exeter.

Each course has a different focus, and are designed to be standalone, however, students can benefit and develop an even wider understanding from attending each
separate session.  

The courses are designed to give you practical guidance on how to be alongside grief.  They are grounded in knowledge and personal experience of working in this area and uses skills, exercises and creative tools which can deepen insight and are enjoyable.

Working in this area, being alongside powerful emotions can be challenging and triggering – we will highlight the significance of the therapeutic relationship and in the importance of self-care in order for you to develop your own resources in working with grief. 

Plus we also hope you will have some fun!

  • Participants will gain knowledge that is research based, to inform their practice.
  • Students will gain knowledge of the practical matters relating to a death that are usually only discovered when we experience our own loss.
  • Learn about self-care and being alongside powerful emotions.
  • Discover ideas to support working creatively in this area.

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Course Details

All workshops will have an element that focusses on self-care and use of supervision.  We will also where appropriate introduce a way of working creatively in this area.  And there will also be an opportunity to practice some skills. 

  • Bereavement and loss: Sudden and traumatic loss.  Working with loss through suicide, sudden and traumatic loss, as well as potentially suicidal clients and PTSD.  Practical aspects of the processes surrounding death. **NEW DATES ADDED**
  • Bereavement and loss: Acquired loss.  Expectations and disability and pre-bereavement.   Loss of child, loss of a baby through miscarriage, cot death or stillbirth. **NEW DATES ADDED**
  • Bereavement and loss: The therapeutic relationship.  We take an in-depth look at how the practitioner can support their clients through the therapeutic relationship.  For example, attachment theory – how attachment style can impact working with clients.
  • Bereavement and Loss: Models of grief and the grieving process.  Managing the impact of bereavement and relationship loss. Looking at our own self-care, whilst working with loss.


Our CPD workshops are open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at professionals working in a health care setting,  counsellors, student counsellors, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, case managers, social care workers and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others.

How to apply:

Simply sign up using the booking form on this web page - supplying the requested details and paying the applicable fee (please see the 'Fees' tab for further information and details of other ways to pay).

Final Application Date:

The deadline for applications is 2 weeks before the start of the course. A decision will be made on whether the course will run, based on confirmed and accepted places, 2 weeks before the start date of the course. Any applications received after the 2 week deadline will only be processed at the discretion of the Programmes Lead.

This event is hosted by

For dates and ticketing information, please visit our Eventbrite page

What our Students Say

“A terrific learning experience and very enjoyable. You don't need to be an academic, plenty of hands-on practice.”
Ruth Cutts - Certificate & Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Graduate

What our Students Say

I felt supported and challenged throughout my FdA at Iron Mill and this allowed me to become the therapist I aspired to be, as well as discover academic skills which are unique to this course.
Caroline Barrett - FdA Integrative Counselling Graduate
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