Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement present Resilience and Approaches To Self-Care

Event Date: Wednesday 4 December, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:Early Bird Pricing: $295.00 for ACGB Members $340.00 for non members *These prices end two weeks prior to the date of the workshop. After this date regular pricing will be applied. Standard Pricing: ACGB member: $340.00 or Non-member price: $395
Target Audience:Nurses, funeral and cemetery workers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors
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Contact Details:Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - Freecall: 1800 642 066 or Email:

Workshop Overview: "Resilience and Approaches to Self-Care" in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA

This workshop will introduce participants to the importance of our ‘self’ as an important part of ‘being with’ the bereaved. Together we will explore how the work can affect us at all levels of our lives and how it can impact on our work with clients.

Using discussion, example and practice, the workshop will cover the personal challenges of providing grief and bereavement support, along with an exploration of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and how to recognise and minimise their effects in the workplace and our personal lives. A range of mindfulness approaches to self-care will be offered to participants as a pathway to ensuring healthy work practices.

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Recognise how supporting those who are grieving can impact on their own wellbeing

Understanding what resilience is and what practical applications can make you more resilient

Understand mindfulness concepts and how they can be applied in practice

Use a practical understanding of a range of personal and professional self-care strategies to identify and develop a tailored self-care plan

Presenter Bio: Rosemary Watkins is an experienced therapist, trainer and group facilitator who has worked with individuals, couples and families for over twenty three years.  She holds a Master’s degree in Human Services; has extensive training in Couples and Family Therapy, including a nationally accredited Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling; has a Cert IV in workplace training and assessment and is a registered clinical supervisor with PACFA and AAFT.

Rosemary is a member of the training team at the William Street Family Therapy Centre in Mount Lawley, Western Australia, providing training and supervision to the Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy trainees. 

The main focuses of her practice are relationships, and loss and grief. Rosemary has provided training workshops for professionals in London, Ireland,  Singapore and The Netherlands in addition to tertiary and private settings in Perth. She also offers courses in Meditation/Mindfulness/Relaxation practices and runs Residential Workshop/Retreats for Therapists and other health professionals.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information visit here 

Enquiries: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - Freecall: 1800 642 066 or Email:

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