This retreat is offered for people who have experienced grieving and trying to work at the same time. It is for people who work in roles where they have to be strong for others: you may be a social worker, foster parent, family career, therapist, nurse, doctor, teacher, support worker, police officer etc.
When we return to work after a personal loss it does not mean we are not grieving. It can take a long time to fully process the impact of tragic events in our lives.
As practitioners we accompany many aspects of grief and loss that do not belong to us and yet we are inextricably and necessarily involved in the client’s process. In the course of our lives there will be times when our personal experience mirrors our work. This may become overwhelming and can lead to a sense of professional paralysis, inner crisis and exhaustion.
We will review some of the theory related to grief and trauma, this is however a retreat, not a teaching workshop per se. It is designed for those who want to reflect on the experience of carrying others when we needed to be carried ourselves and the residue of our own feelings.
*Please note: we are planning on running this workshop in-person with a small group of 6, however, if unable to do so due to Covid risk and a change in govt guidelines, we will run it on Zoom and you will need access to a confidential space to work as well as some art materials. Please be sure this suits you before booking.
Marion Green: HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist; Certified Trauma Therapist. Marion has worked with people in the penal system, psychiatric care, with traumatised adolescents and the chronically sick and dying. She is a former social worker specialised in child protection and adoption. Marion currently works in private practice, is a clinical supervisor, a visiting lecturer at various UK and international art therapy trainings, and a published contributor to her profession.