Margaret Alve presented during the Mary Potter Hospice Loss & Grief Workshop on Children and Young Person’s Grief - September 2015
Comments offered by participants following her presentation were as follows:
Very Useful – 9
Useful – 1
CONTACT MARGARET to enquire about a presentation for your group.
Because U Matter has completed two recent training seminars with Victim Support in Rotorua (March) and New Plymouth (May), on behalf of Skylight. These seminars have addressed issues of grief, loss and bereavement with a focus on issues arising from suicide. BUM's Margaret Alve - a professional counsellor and supervisor - specialises in working with individuals and groups facing issues of bereavement, grief, loss and change.
in association with Victim Support and Skylight
Look for the 'Duck' Image on P.8 of CanTalk Winter 2012
Margaret has an article in the Winter 2012 edition of CanTalk - The Wellington Cancer Society newsletter. You can read it on page 8 adjacent the duck image - see left.
The article begins, "When people get diagnosed with cancer they naturally want to turn to those they love and are familiar with. They want to be able to share and depend on them, feel their love and support. It can be very hard to take when this support fails to occur...."
Interested in reading more?
I Enjoy Working with Groups
I am available to work with groups seeking assistance around a number of issues. These may include:
Chronic & serious illness in the workplace, organisation or community
Engaging with change
Loss & grief issues
The challenge of self-care for people helpers....
Team building and group dynamics are among issues I have addressed with groups. I currently co-facilitate the "Heartsong" Wellington Bereaved Parents support Group. A particular passion is helping groups appreciate how 'rituals' help people to make meaning out of their life experiences.
My group work fees are $120+ per hour for businesses; $100+ per hour for NGO and Community groups.
Contact me to discuss possibilities for your business or organisation.
View the Promotional Brochure
by Andrew Thompson (Starship Hospital and Auckland University) and Tricia Irving Hendry (Skylight Trust).
This new NZ book that has been launched this week by the Skylight Trust.
"The death of a child is a heartfelt experience like no other.
It is a deep grief experience that goes beyond words."
The loss affects bereaved parents emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. It makes more demands on them than most others ever realise.
Many bereaved parents say that the only people who can ever genuinely begin to understand what it’s like for them are other bereaved parents. Hearing from others who have ‘been there’ can make all the difference. For this reason, Beyond Words is a handbook that features the honest words, perspectives and suggestions of many bereaved parents. It also offers useful information about managing grief, support options and ideas that may be helpful on the grief journey.
It is comforting, encouraging, informative and practical.
It will also provide understanding and insights to professionals and others seeking to effectively support bereaved parents.
You can buy a copy from Skylight Trust for NZ$26 plus p&p.