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#D2KDay Caring for Ourselves with Joe Sehee - Part of Our Global Village Celebrations

  • West Launceston Primary School 24-38 Basin Road West Launceston, TAS, 7250 Australia (map)
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#D2KDay Caring for Ouselves with Joe Sehee - Part of Our Global Village Celebrations

Organisation: Dying to Know Day is about bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement. It is the brainchild of The Groundswell Project.

Care Beyond Cure Inc provide free fortnightly access to complimentary therapies, Art Therapy and Art workshops for individuals with a diagnosed progressive life limiting illness and their family carer/s if they have one. This program also has a bereavement component. 

Care Beyond Cure Inc are also one of eight chosen sites across Australia as part of the The Groundswell Project's Compassionate Communities Forum - Click on 'Enter Site' for further information about the project vis this link


Target audience : This session is suitable for people currently working in this area such as family carers, support workers, nurses, doctors, social workers, chaplains or anyone who feels this session could be of value.

Event Type: Interactive Talk/Workshop via SKYPE

Event Description: Being around grief and loss, as with almost any job that connects us to human pain and suffering, exposes us to 'secondary traumatic stress.' Left unchecked this exposure can lead to debilitating conditions such as vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue. This workshop will examine the strategies and tools such as reflection, mindfulness and peer support, which can be used to mitigate the emotional/existential impacts of this work, as well as to help us be able to mediate meaning and purpose through this work.

Joe Sehee has worked in the end-of-life field for nearly 20 years. Founder and former Executive Director of the Green Burial Council in the US, Joe has more recently been working as a non-religious pastoral carer and wellbeing consultant. Joe currently serves as volunteer chaplain with the Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry as well as with Caulfield Hospital. He is also a burnout survivor.

This is a Skyped event with Joe and is part of NDAN's #D2KDay Global Village Celebrations from 9am at the same address.

Venue: West Launceston Primary School 24-38 Basin Road West Launceston, TAS, 7250 Australia

Contact: Lynne Jarvis

Date: 4/8/2018  Time 1:0:0 PM  - 2:0:0 PM

Wheelchair access: Yes

Do people need to book for this event?: Yes

Entry/Participation Cost: $0

Other Information/Questions:

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