Rediscover Joy After Loss - A (virtual!) Day with Cait
As a grief therapist, one of the problems I find is that people simply don’t talk about death and the grief that follows. Support from friends and family lasts around six weeks, but grief goes on for your life time.
This day is all about giving you a chance to focus on your own needs and relax into your grief. It’s online so you can sit in the comfort of your own home as you explore how to rediscover joy after loss.
This online experience is for you if you’re:
- A person who doesn’t know if you’re grieving “properly”
- Struggling to share your feelings and are often overwhelmed by them
- Finding relationships with family and friends challenging
- Feeling alone, afraid and can’t find a way back into living life again
- Wondering where all your energy went and worried it will never come back
- Afraid you’ll forget your loved one, want to honour their memory but don’t know how
Often your friends can’t support you well because they haven’t experienced their own grief.
Your friends are well meaning and want you to be ‘happy’ again and ‘Get on with your life’.
The problem is, you don’t know how to ‘Get on with your life’ without your loved one.
What the Road to Rediscover Joy looks like:
Self-care is an important first step and has many benefits. Sharing your feelings, helps you to become aware of your own needs and builds resilience.
Slowing down and taking care of yourself first boosts your immune system, improves self-compassion, get to know who you truly are and are able to give more to others. Self-care is crucial to keep you healthy physically, mentally and spiritually.
Connect with others
Knowing your needs and taking care of yourself helps build resilience and confidence to find your supportive women.
It’s important to surround yourself with people who:
- Understand what you’re going through
- Can sit and listen to you without trying to fix things
- Validate your feelings
- Support you in your decisions
- Can have a discussion with you and not cut you down
Humans are wired to connect with others and when we find the right people, life is enjoyable, you will thrive and not just survive.
Connect with self
Now that you’ve learnt about self-care and the women who support you, it’s time to connect in with your ‘Self’. This is self-concept and self-perception, it’s important because you can see how it affects your behaviour, motivation and attitude.
The image you have of yourself develops through interactions with others. Connecting with yourself builds stronger boundaries, self-care, self-awareness, self-love, self-confidence, self-worth and the bonus of having amazing people around you.
You will be happy to live life because:
* Less stressed
* Aware of yourself and others
* More focused
* Content with life
You’ll also be able to:
* Understand your grief
* Respond more positively
* Recognise your own worth
* Have hope
Rediscover Joy After Loss:
A (virtual) day with Cait will help you understand your grief. You will learn different coping skills and how to share your story with others. You’ll meet other women who have experienced the death of their loved one and want to learn to live their life without them. You’ll see their is a road to rediscovering joy out of loss and you’ll learn the roadmap for doing so.
I hope you can join me?
Investment – $180
Date – February 17th 2023
Time – 10am till 2pm
Venue – Online in the comfort of your own home
Cait has a life time of experience in many different careers. She began as a Registered Nurse, where she specialised in Oncology and Palliative Care. She then attained a Bachelor of Education and taught Primary School and went on to teach literacy and numeracy to adult newly arrived refugees. From there Cait went on to attain her psychotherapy and psychology degrees.
Cait is a psychotherapist who specialises in grief, loss and bereavement. She has multiple degrees in nursing, teaching (from Primary School to adults), art therapy, sandplay therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) psychology and psychotherapy. She has a wealth of knowledge that has been gathered from practicing in all these fields over the past 47 years. She has a thriving private practice in Penrith, in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, where she’s helped thousands of clients navigate through their grief to live healthy lives, understanding that grief is now a part of their life.
Cait runs monthly workshops, weekly support groups, as well as working with individuals and couples, who are dealing with the death of a loved one.
She began to specialise in grief after her first miscarriage in April 1982. She felt that she couldn’t talk to anyone about it because they would minimise her grief, so she would feel shame for sharing her story and noticed that this was the case for most women.
Cait is passionate about talking about death and grief and wants people to share their stories of loss in order for everyone to understand that grief is a natural part of life. And we all have to go through it.