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Roadshow – The Year of Firsts: Grief and the Holidays

October 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Holiday grief is tough. Learn some strategies and concrete actions you can take to lighten its impact.


Holiday grief: why it is so tough and what you can do to lighten its impact.

In this workshop you will learn about:

The psychological and emotional aspects of ritual practices.

The importance of continuing bonds and enduring connection through holiday reconnection.

The value of front-end loading.

The strategies that help you get ahead of grief when you know it is about to return.

You will receive a handout that will help you intentionally include your loved one who has died in your family celebration or gathering in a meaningful way.


Rick Bergh, MDiv, CT, NT, is a bereavement educator, narrative therapist and best-selling author. His work as a thanatologist has led to a weekly podcast series, It’s All About the Story, and an online grief course, Grief Start, which is grounded in the principles of narrative therapy and meaning making.

In addition to his counseling practice, Rick is a spiritual care provider at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, a long-term care centre in downtown Victoria. He is also the Executive Director of Voices in Motion Choral Society, a non-profit organization that began as a multi-departmental research project at the University of Victoria that studied the impact of choral music on those with dementia, their caregivers and students. Rick’s focus in that organization is the grief and loss experienced by those on a journey with dementia: www.voicesinmotionchoirs.org.

To learn more about Rick and the resources that he provides, please visit: www.rickbergh.com


This online workshop may be used for Continuing Education credits.

Attend ALL six Roadshow online sessions with a discount

GO HERE to buy the Six Session Bundle and get one session free!

$100 for six sessions for members of AHPCA

$200 for six sessions for non-members

Bundle packages MUST be purchased by September 23, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Want the 50% membership discount? Buy a membership first!


Attend this single Roadshow online session

GO HERE to buy this single session.

$20 for members of AHPCA

$40 for non-members

Want the 50% membership discount? Buy a membership first!


October 7, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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