Facilitator: Amanda Brown
This webinar will explore the process, challenges, and successes that come with adapting support groups to an online format, as well as the importance of practicing self-compassion and why it is an effective bereavement intervention. St. Joseph’s Hospice of London moved their Practicing Self Compassion Bereavement Support Group to a virtual format in April 2020 and have been running the program online throughout the pandemic with positive results. They will share their experiences with us to help us explore the following objectives:
1. To identify and create organizational supports, methodology and practices to adapt the in-person delivery to the virtual format.
2. To reflect on the role of the facilitator(s) in ensuring the principle of inclusiveness, empowerment and in addressing of the inequities and disparities in the access to technology to ensure every online participant feels welcome and respected (striving for equal opportunities for sharing during the group experience).
3. To reflect on the concept of Self-compassion and components embedded in its practice, and how it relates to our work in bereavement support.
4. To learn about the confidentiality considerations, format, processes, co-facilitator’s roles, online participation guidelines, challenges, and successes that come with adapting an existing program to an online format.
There is a fee of $35 + HST to attend. Registration links are intended for individual use.
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