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Loss & Bereavement Workshop

The CoEJ Wellbeing Network presents the Loss and Bereavement Workshop.

The aim of this workshop is to assist in understanding the factors affecting the grieving process and how to communicate effectively with the bereaved.

Death, grief, and bereavement are as ancient as Adam. After a sad event such as death, over the centuries we have observed that family members, friends, community members, and society in general rally round the bereaved to console them and give them emotional support and solace.

However, since the stringent restrictions this year, felt especially at the time of Namaaz-e-Janaza and burial rites, where the only handful of people in attendance are required to remain socially distant, the issue of coping with deep grief and feelings of depression have significantly come to light. This is notwithstanding the long-term effects circumstances like these tend to have on bereaved individuals and families.

During the months of Muharram and Safar and the days of aza, it is especially difficult for some believers to cope with the emotions connected with loss, either because of their deep connection to Imam Hussain (a.s.) and the Ahlulbayt (a.s.), or a personal loss that may be brought back to memory during these solemn months.

Loss is a part of life, but suffering alone does not have to be. The Ahlulbayt (a.s.) have emphasised the importance of grieving and processing loss, but not everyone is able to do so effectively. Join us for this workshop where we will breakdown the stages in which one can help a loved one, a friend, a community member, or oneself cope with grief and navigate the bereavement process.

When: Sunday, 11 October 2020
Time: 4pm – 7pm BST
Fee: £10

Please note that the fee is non-refundable

To register, please click here.

Login details will be sent out to registered participants closer to the date.


Please note that for the purposes of supervision as well as self-reflective work on your new-found skills, there will be a follow-up reflection circle that you will be required to attend.

Date of Reflection Circle: Sunday, 18 October 2020
Time: 4pm – 5pm BST