26 OCTOBER 2023 | 7PM – 8:30PM AEDT
Grief is a normal response to the loss of someone or something
that is important to us. We will all experience loss and grief at various times through our life.
Grief is experienced differently by everyone and can have an impact on our spiritual, physical and mental health. Although grief is a common and normal experience, we can often be unprepared to deal with grief when it occurs in ourselves, our loved ones, and our community.
In this webinar, we are joined by three panellists who bring different perspectives to the understanding of grief and loss: a Clinical Psychologist, a Grief Counsellor and a Pastor/Theologian.
Greg is a clinical psychologist with degrees in psychology and philosophy and is currently director of Hills Psychology & Wellness and Manna Wellness in Perth. His previous work includes supporting people in hospital settings such as the State Major Trauma Unit, psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings and also families with genetic
Greg will consider the potentially problematic ways that culture and individuals think
about and manage grief.
Judy has a lived experience of grief, having had her infant son pass away from a congenital heart defect in 2004. Professionally, she has degrees in psychology and educational counselling from the USA and Bereavement Counselling Intervention in Australia. She has previously worked in counselling roles in school settings and in grief counselling as a Practitioner Associate with Grief Australia and in private practice.
Judy will share about her personal experience of loss, characteristics of grief,
and how we support those who are grieving.
Matthew Jacoby is lecturer in Christian Thought and Preaching at MST. In addition to his role at MST Matthew is the senior pastor of OneHope Baptist Church in Geelong. Matthew is author of Deeper Places, a book that explores the spirituality of the Psalms.
Matthew will talk about the expression of grief in the Psalms and how the psalms demonstrate the role of faith in experiences of grief and suffering.
Note: As this is a free webinar we will not be providing Certificates of participation.
Instead, the recording will be posted on our resources page following the webinar as a public resource.